impossible dvdrw or motherboard issue!

December 29, 2010 at 22:05:58
Specs: Windows 7 professional, i7/4gb
i just built a computer. i7 processor, 4gb ram, 1.5tb hard drive, windows 7, asus dvdrw, msi x58 pro-e motherboard, geforce gts 450 video card.

i attached all the cables properly. nothing is lose. computer turns on, no errors in the bios. i go to install the operating system....and i cannot boot from the dvdrw drive.

i install windows 7 onto a flash drive and boot off of it and install it.

i get into windows...dvdrw still will not read any disc. the drive is detected but will not read the contents of any disc, dvd or cd.

i decide to take the dvdrw drive from my computer i already had at home which was 100% working properly...and this new computer will not read any discs on this drive either! and to top it off...when i put this dvdrw drive back into the old computer...the old computer will now not read any discs off my old dvdrw drive which was working before i stuck it in the new computer.

what should i do? what is the problem?

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December 30, 2010 at 04:33:10
If both windows and bios recognize the drive and it refuse to read then the drive is bad. When u load the disc do u hear it spinning? Are u sure the old pc recognize the old dvd drive? The old drive ide or sata?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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December 30, 2010 at 05:39:15
From 2-14 of your board manual.

Please do not fold the Serial ATA cable into 90-degree angle. Otherwise, data loss
may occur during transmission.
Please always use the Intel default SATA connectors (SATA1~6) first.

Tightly folding SATA data cables inhibits the passage of the signal. This may be the issue.

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