Gateway SOLO 1400
Philips SPD8005bm/17 slim DVDRW

I am trying to find firmware to change my dvd burners IDE setting. Philips said they do not support the drive and referred me to another company that is pretty useless. I know the drive works fine as Windows sees the burner but it has the same IDE location as the hard drive. Also, the BIOS does not see the burner which draws me to conclude the hard drive and the burner are trying to talk on the same IDE channel. Am I correct, can anyone help? Is there a universal piece of firmware that will let me change either my hard drive or burners IDE location?

Thanks