Persistent problem around CD-ROM
When booting my PC I get the message every time "Drive 2 not found: Parallel ATA, PATA-0 (PRI IDE Master). Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility." Striking F1 allows me to bypass and the PC works fine (albeit this is annoying), but my CD-ROM can't process data. It can play music CDs but halfway through installing any program from a CD, I get a message such as "source file is corrupted" or such, varying by program. This has happened with many different CDs and programs.
I have the Hitachi-LG DVD+-RW, model GWA4164B, which I've noticed in other threads seems to have a lot of problems. I tried upgrading to firmware E113 and reinstalling all drivers, but that hasn't resolved it. In Dell Disgnostics I ran every test and everything related to the CD-ROM, memory, and all major components checked out. In the BIOS setup I checked the drive details and the "Drive ID = UNKNOWN". I took out the drive and resinstalled it, making sure all the connectors were firmly engaged. I'm stumped at this point and appreciate any help.
By the way, in case it is relevant, I think this all started when I got impatient when a CD wouldn't eject, so I used the manual release with a paperclip, which caused the CD to spin off into the housing (dumb). I took it apart and everything looked intact and went back together well. Initially when this error began I thught maybe I hadn't connected the wires tightly, but I rechecked and the problem persists.