|Okay....I figured it out...everything's good, this problem is solved...!!!|
I had a suspicion the problem was with the SATA controller. Dell had no updates for W10, I search around through google running numerous apps for driver updates. All of them wanted money, 19 to 39 bucks to complete the scan and to download drivers.
Then I ran across DevID Agent; ran it's scan and a number of missing drivers popped up. Clicked on the ATA - SATA Controller and did the download all at no cost.
Drivers updated complete but nothing changed....opened My PC and still no drives, optical or otherwise.
Did a re-start thinking it was needed, up pops....NO SATA DRIVE - SATA 1 AND 3....or words to that effect.
I remember I enabled all the SATA drives in BIOS even tho no drive was listed. Did the F2, and found the missing drives. Disabled the two empty SATA drives/controllers, applied, and exited.
The restart brought up the computer and everything was good.
I've been on this problem since last night, maybe a total of 8 hours.....all of which was trying to confirm my need for updated controllers and if so where are they?
I gotta thank DevID Agent....glad I ran across this service tool...!!
Only thing left to do is drop in the Radeon RX460 4G video card.
Oh....here's some info I left out. When I lost the drives only one data port of the 5 ports of the MoBrd worked; the first black port from the blue port. After updating the controllers all the ports worked. This is not a re-built computer, it has the original Dell MoBrd, 0CRH6C, for the T5500.