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Sata connection for my dvd drive

My dvd drive is not recognised but it opens and closes, the connections are fine and its the first time the sata slots have been used. pealse help me my dvd drive is liteon 20x dvd writer

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Check your BIOS and make sure your SATA is enabled. Also verify that the SATA cable is tight in the back of your drive and on the motherboard itself.

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This is happening because the DVD SATA is booting like a first drive instead of the IDE Drive.
Be sure that your SATA drive is connected to a right port on your motherboard.
Go to your bios and into the boot options be sure that the IDE drive boot first than the SATA DVD.
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Another way is connecting an adaptor SATA to IDE and connect your SATA DVD Drive as second IDE on your motherboard.

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