You can't play AOE?? We have to fix this then
Quick recap, it's set as master, on the cable and jumper. It's detected at POST, but "not installed"
The only thing that I can think of is to try to get Windows to recognize it through "add hardware" in the control panel. Does the drive appear in My Computer? If yes, when you insert a disc, is this shown in My Computer? (This will tell us if the drive is actually reading the disc.
If none of these things work, then I think that your drive has most likely played AOE for the last time.