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dvd/cd rw ram

Posted by: nigel m.      23 Oct 2008 @ 22:07
dvd/cd rw ram

i have just fitted a new LG GSA-H55N to my computer and it won`t reconise it the specs of my computer r INTEL P4 3.0 PROCESSOR , 3 GB MEMORY
OS IS XP WITH SP3 INSTALLED , AND A 20 GB HARD DRIVE WHICH HAS OVER 50% FREE SPACE, i have checked my ide settings and they r ok , i c other people have similar problems but not as bad my computer just says there is no cd/dvd rom fitted when i try to work with it i have taken it out and checked the settings it is set for master and i have another rw drive set for slave these r the only 2 on my comp. i even tried to download the code 39 solver but it makes no difference , i never get that message anyway , if anybody out there has any more sugestions i`d b very happy to try them .

Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      23 Oct 2008 @ 22:40
RE: dvd/cd rw ram

Does the BIOS see the new drive? Is your other rw drive connected to the same cable? What happens if you (temporarily) disconnect that one?

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      24 Oct 2008 @ 20:01
RE: dvd/cd rw ram

is the drive listed in device manager?
What is it that says no drive is present: Windows explorer or your DVD writing software?
Some DVD burning software will give this kind of error if the drive is one that is too new for the software - often a patch is needed to make Nero/Roxio/Pinnacle work, especially with dual layer drives
If the drive is not showing up in Windows Explorer or device manager, does it show in the BIOS? If not then the possible problems are one or more of
1) the new drive is faulty
2) the other drive on the IDE channel is faulty
3) either or both drives are incorrectly jumpered
4) you have not fitted either the power lead or IDE cable to the new drive
5) faulty motherboard IDE controller

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Reply by: Seth N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Wembley, HA0      24 Oct 2008 @ 20:34
RE: dvd/cd rw ram

Reset the BIOS setting to default,I think It will solve your problem.

And after setting it to default,please check it is displaying your hard disk or the DVD drive you want to install or not.

Otherwise you need call expert to fix the issue.

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Reply by: nigel  m.      24 Oct 2008 @ 22:44
RE: dvd/cd rw ram

tks for the suggestions i`ll try them out and get back to u`s

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