:rolleyes: my dell optiplex gxp1 will not show cd-rw drive along side sony dvd in hardware devices with removable storage. it all started when i installed the sony dvd rom drive. got confusing to me when i had to set jumpers & install the ide cables in the correct order. when i install the dvd on the primary slot on the m.b. w/ the h.d. the h.d. is naturally set at master & the dvd is set to slave. & it is the only thing that shows up in the storage area. but when i reverse the drives only the cd-rw shows up in the storage area. i'm believing i may have a bad ide cable? when i'm working awhile on the pc it all of a sudden goes to the blue screen of death. if i start it up & it wants to check files i can cancel & it will continue to boot to windows normally. this pc has a 100 mb zip drive & i have it set on the secondary slot of the m.b. at master & the cd-rw is set to slave. i've tried all differant things to try to correct this but can't seem to figure it out. i'm usuing xp home o.s.. i also can't hear any beeps at boot. never have since i bought it. it worked fine till i installed the sony dvd drive. it plays movies ok as long as i keep it in the primary slot. i need some input bad. thinking about buying a cd-rw dvd combo drive if i can't get this resolved. i also have a problem w/ the clock not keeping accurate time. i installed a new cmos batt. & that did'nt seem to help. tried to roll back drivers in system timer but in properties it shows no drivers. please help. :sad: my zip is turned off cause i don't use it at all.