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Need driver for 8x dvd drive for thinkpad

Looking for the drivers for dvd-rom sd-c2512 for the t20 windows xp

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When a properly inserted and working drive is connected, it is automatically discoveredand installed. Specific drivers are not necessary or available. I will assume you are not talking about a DVD viewer application?

If the OS does not discover the drive, then the drive is likely defective, or not properly connected.

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How do i install operating system with external dvd


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How to Install Windows XP on a Thinkpad T20

The Thinkpad T20 is a laptop computer from IBM designed for business use. This computer comes with the Windows XP operating system and--if necessary--can be reloaded with the operating system. All you need to perform this operation is the installation disc for Windows XP and a valid product key. This product key can be found on the bottom of the computer or with the documents included with the machine (if Windows XP was pre-installed on the computer).

Windows XP CDProduct key
1 Turn on your T20 laptop computer and press the blue "ThinkVantage" button.

2 Scroll through the options and select the option to boot from your T20's CD/DVD drive.
3 Press the "Enter" key at the welcome window and press the "F8" key once you have read (and agreed to) the license terms for installing the software.
4 Select the drive on which you want to install Windows XP and press the "C" button, followed by the "Enter" button.
5 Press the "Enter" button again to start the installation process. When prompted, enter the product key for Windows XP. Once the setup finishes, you can use the computer.

Dec 26, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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A friend passed down her ibm thinkpad t20 to me, it seems to have more driver missing than it has on it. I need drivers for everything!! please help me!!


The drivers you need are available from the website listed below, please note that the drivers only support Windows XP and below. Because of the age of the laptop, you will not find drivers to support Vista/7:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_FI/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-4JSQHB

Oct 22, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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My cd/dvd/rw drive is not starting up when I put in any type of disc. (Thinkpad R51)


From the microsoft support website:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330135

This issue may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true:
* A version of Roxio Easy CD Creator that is earlier than version 5.02d is installed in your computer.
* The AutoPlay feature is turned off in the registry.
* Your CD-ROM drive is using an outdated driver.
* The Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged on user security option is turned on.
* The CD drive is using an outdated driver.
* The CD-ROM driver is not incompatible with Windows XP.

Instructions for correcting any of these items are located at the link above.

Good luck

Sep 05, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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Sir i am using acer 4736z i got problem with my dvd driver when i am inserting blank dvd for writing operation it shwos 0 bytes used free sapce 0 bytes not able to write data so what to do pls help me...


you have to make sure you are using the correct format for your drive i.e (+/-)
  • Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X BD-ROM, 4X BD-R, 2X BD-RE, 4X BD-ROM DL (double-layer), 4X BD-R DL (double-layer), 2X BD-RE DL (double-layer)
  • Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM, 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer)

8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive:
  • Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
  • Write: 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM

Apr 09, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I have acer aspire 4520.I have upgraded to windows xp sp2. The empowering technology does not work.It says " the specified file is not found".I cannot find the empowering technology software...


Acer Aspire 4520 Notebook Technical Specifications:


Operating System Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (512KB L2 cache, 1.9GHz) Chipset NVIDIA nForce 610M Memory 1GB (1GB installed in one of two memory slots) DDR2 667 SDRAM User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 2GB cards
*If upgrading after initial purchase, one or more of the memory cards provided with the system may have to be replaced with optional larger memory cards in order to achieve the maximum capacity.
Storage 120GB* hard disk drive Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM):
-Read - 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
-Write - 24X CD-R, 10X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

Surely to load XP is a DownGrade. As this notebook is dual core, I would run Vista 64 or better still Windows 7 64.
If you wish to persist with an old system, you require SP3 for XP.That may be available from a software store but is no longer supported by Windows.
Try http://www.notebook-driver.com/laptops-information/acer-aspire-4520-notebook-technical-specifications/ for drivers that you will require to have support from Acer.

Hope that clarifies your situation.

Dec 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

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My IBM Think Pad 240x hard disk damage; i brought a hard disk, please give me instruction how i install Windows2000 or Win XP, I have a USB CD rom but not supporting.


First I suggest you install Windows XP but you need the Windows installation CD and the product installation code.
Second, the USB ports and therefore the CD ROM drive will not work until Windows XP has been installed, unless the BIOS supports the USB ports and you can make the USB port/CD ROM as the first boot device.
After installing Windows you need to install the ThinkPad's device drivers.
The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver. When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: - http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true You can download thevarious drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, theywill then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install thevarious drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

Nov 12, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad 240X Notebook

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My ThinkPad A21m will not play Dvd now,Power Dvd XP installed


There can me many solutions,
1. first one and the most possible problem is the malfunctioning of the drivers.to solve this plz uninstall ur DVD ROM drivers from the driver manager and then restsrt it, when you will restart the system it will automatically say that new hardware has been fonded and drivers will be installed automatically just wait for that.Restart again, and u will find it runnig.

2. might be lens of it is cracked, dusty so check tht.
3. Might be u have denied it from reading through BIOS.
4 Also check that you have not taken the aceess rights of users from reading CD/DVDs

Jun 14, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook

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Thinkpad t20 problem stuk in 16 bit colors


You need a video card driver, but didn't specify which video card you have. Looks like this -might- be the right one:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-4JRNJB

Jan 19, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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Thinkpad T20 dosen't reconize cd/dvd


I would recommend installing the driver for the CD drive restarting and allowing windows to reinstall the drive, it should sort any path issues. To do so using XP click: Start> Control Panel> System> Hardware> Device manager. Select your cd drive from the list R click and select Uninstall. then close and restart. You should have drivers on the system for this device so upon a restart windows will "Found New Hardware" and you may need to click through the installer, all being well it will resolve this issue.

This applies to any malfunctioning equipment, however always ensure you can get the driver from somewhere before proceeding.

If you believe it to be a hardware failure there are allot of these drives available to buy on the web try a search in ebay.

Dec 30, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

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