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LG GH20 After a new LG GH20 drive was installed the system does not find any drivers. We are installing in a Dell Dimension 4700 series into a new slot.

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  • Medic481 Jan 12, 2009

    Dell Dimension 8300 w/ Win XP Professional. Replaced original cd drive in "slave" position with LG GH20. Computer not recognizing hardware in BIOS. What to do?

  • chucktiller Jan 13, 2009

    I installed the same burner with the same problem with my Dell. Yes, it is Windows XP. It does come with a CD, however, there are NO drivers on the CD. All the CD does is get you to laod Nero Smart Start and Cyberlink DVD Suite. I connected through the SATA wire which was provided. It does have power, as the light comes on the unit when powered up. I am trying one more time, before I give up and take it back.

  • lefttape99 Feb 07, 2009

    Same here. Running a P4 2.8 with XP Home. Serial DVD from LG with power and not being recognized in the auto detect or in bios. I don't see drivers on the CD. Searching web. Anyone find a fix to this yet? 02-07-09



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Fixed... sort of. Had to remove all IDE cd drives. Go to BIOS and make sure SATA is enabled. Restart. Shut down. Then plug DVD in only. Took it with XP drivers but now I can not use a CD rom I had. Thus I have 1 HD and 1 DVD. Not 1 DVD and 1 CD rom drive. Too fed up to investigate it any further. Took a lot of BIOS tweaking to get it to run. Not worth the effort in hindsight.

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  • lefttape99 Feb 28, 2009

    Is it a SATA or IDE drive. ( Type of cable it plugs in with.)

    May need to restart and go into BIOS (press delete (maybe f8 or f12 on DELL not sure) as soon as something pops up on the screen before the blue WINDOWS name and logo come up. My SATA option was under the 3rd section on left side of teh BIOS window. Had to enable SATA. (Factory default was disabled) Any luck?

    Also does the device manager in "control settings" show it but with a yellow ! exclamation mark?


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Did you get and cd along with the drive from where you bought it ??
try to see in that ..the driver must be surely present there....
btw what is the operating system you are running on your dell...most of the operating system automatically detects any hardware changes....

just also see in bios whether your drive is detected at start up.

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