Sata Optical Drives Not Enabled In Win 7

I have a dual-boot computer with two hdds, one running vista 32-bit home and the other windows 7 professional. My motherboard is an asus m2n-sli deluxe with bios updated to latest stable version. The win7 os apparently cannot recognize my sata optical drives, 2 internal and one usb, as they do not appear when i open "computer". They do appear in device manager with the yellow error signs (!) Next to them. When i ran ms fixit, i was told there was an incompatibility between the away mode function in the bios and 64-bit oss, so i went into bios and disabled amd live! Which i understand from the forums is that function, but no improvement.

Also, i moved a sata optical drive from sata1 after learning from an asus tech that the nvidia chipset has a problem with an optical drive being in that position. And my sata hdds are recognized.

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