I have a similar configuration: all newly installed. BIOS and Dev Manager had no problems, just Explorer. Explorer also won't recognize an older Goldstar CD drive and kept wanting drivers for both. PlexUtilities still worked.
In another post, "Need px-880sa driver for vista
", I found a work-around:
Remove PlexRadar.exe from the startup with msconfig. It seemed to be interfering with Vista properly registering the drive. Explorer still doesn't recognize it as DVD, but at least it works now.
- Asus P6T with Intel X58/ ICH10R chipset
- Intel i7 920, 6 GB RAM
- SATA hard drive in RAID mode
- Win Vista 64bit Home Premium
Definitely seems a Windows problem...