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A DVD drive should operate no matter what the OS is - check first that the BIOS sees it and after that, in Windows, that it's being recognised in Device Manager. If it's not showing there, then uninstall the ATA controller, reboot and see if it works. There may be several controllers but if you uninstall all, Windows will detect them on reboot and, hopefully, it will also detect the drive.
I don't know if you did a clean install of 8.1 but if you 'upgraded' over XP the problem could be there. A clean install is always the best option
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