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    DVD not recognized by Windows 7

    I have a system an ASUS mother board, running 32-bit Win7. I added a IDE hard drive with Win XP. So the XP hard drive and the DVD are on the same cable. The DVD is set to Master, the HDD set to slave. (Tried various combinations of this.)

    I can boot to either drive at BIOS boot. I can also run the XP Setup disc. So the DVD works fine under XP.

    When I book with Win7, the DVD and the XP drive do not show up in the Device Manager. Tried an MS Fix it. Win7 just ignores both devices on the IDE socket.

    Ideas?

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    If you go to the Disk Manager in Win 7 (type Disk Management in search box, then choose then choose Create and format HD partitions), does Disk Manager show both HD's? I suspect you need to modify the boot manager on the Win 7 drive to show the XP drive. You might try EasyBCD for this. There are various postings for fixing the MBR in Win 7. Check out these sites found with a Google Search.
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    Did you check to see if Asus has updated drivers for the motherboard for Win 7? It looks like the IDE controller is not being detected.

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    Found the right driver finally on the ASUS site. But the site documentation could really use improvement.

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    I guess the documentation could, indeed, be better, but I have always found Asus to have recent drivers for even older hardware.
    I'm glad you found the drivers you needed .

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