When I first plug my dvd writer in (Slave on IDE), it is reccognized on first boot, but when the computer is restarted it dissappears. Having fiddled with the jumpers and change the cable I get the same results. Plug it back in, there it is, restart where's it gone? I put a spare hard drive in it's place and had no problems. Does it sound like a drive fault? I'm finding it most annoying!!!!!