I have got a Novatech Notebook 8375X and it does not autodetect the dvd/cd drive. I think the drive is broken and wonder how to test it. I go into the bios but it says IDE1 is disabled. Have looked about to 'enable it' but cannot seemt to find it. Would a bios upgrade help? Does it give extra options in menu's?
BIOS updates can't be run from Windows, and unless you /know/ one is required is not recommended. That sounds like a meagre BIOS page - where does it say IDE1 disabled? What do you see if you select `Devices`?