Strange DVD drive issue

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My Sony DVDRW drive is connected with the same cable on which one of my harddisk is connected. The issue is that, the drive just doesnt work !.. Then i unplugged my hard disk from the cable so now the only thing connected on that cable is the drive. I turned on my PC and went into bios and viola, i could see my Sony Dvd drive. Then i turned off my PC and connected the hard disk again on the cable so now both the Sony drive and the hard disk are connected on the same cable. I turn on my PC and the Drive disappears. Cant see it in bios or anywhere and when i press the eject button it gives no response. Any ideas what could be the problem? I have tried changing the cable too though.

Edit: Sorry for posting this in the windows forum, i should've posted in the Hardware forum. Mods move it if necessary.
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When did it first happen? Were there any updates or programs of any kind installed?
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I was trying to fix it and i noticed there was no Jumper.. I probably dropped the jumper somewhere trying to fix it and i couldnt find it. I guess that was the problem. Now what i did was i took out the Jumper from the Hard Disk Drive which was connected on the same Data Cable and i connected that jumper on the DVD drive and made the DVD Drive as Master. Then when i turned on my computer, both the DVD and the HDD are working :).

Also, i have a Sata Drive which is not working. I connect it up, and it just doesnt show up anywhere. Not in bios, not in computer management.. No where.. I actually have 2 Sata drives, one of which is connected and it is working. The 2nd one when i connect does not work. Do i have to install RAID or something to make it work ?
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Are both SATA drives on the same controller?
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It's all about the jumper. Maybe when you plug your DVD drive, you forgot to check if you plug the jumper on slave or there is no jumper at all.
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@grishamist
Yeah i dropped my DVD drive jumper somewhere and i cant find it so i removed the jumper from the Hard Disk and put that jumper in my DVD drive to make my DVD drive as Master. The HDD has no jumper.. Now its working.

@Don2007
I actually dont know what controller means? I've connected it to different sata ports, one of them is working the other one just doesnt show up anywhere although sometimes when i touch the Sata Drive while connected im pretty sure i feel the drive spinning or something. Does that mean that the drive is bad?
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The controller is the connection on the mother board.
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JUMPER!!! I agree that the problem is in jumper. You may make you disc drive a slave in bios and thus resolve.

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