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control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall only do the registry check if you cant see the drive/s in windows explorer/my computer or it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
Lower Filters.bak If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
probably unaligned position or irritated lens....... try to disassemble the CD housing, realigned the lens holder by pushing it to the rear end of the Disk Drive, then clean the lens with clean cotton buds with alcohol, let it dry by cleaning it with the dry clean cotton buds.... reasseble the housing... reconnect to PC.... re-detect the CD-ROM at the BIOS Set-up and....... Wella....... Goodluck!!
For cd drive software is not required ........ if the cd driver detected by BIOS and its not showing means open device manager and right click on the cd drive and update it ... give C:\WINDOWS\inf this path to get the driver ........
go http://www.cdrom-drivers.com/drivers/77/77204.htm (thats driverguide: name temp; pass 512) but that CD reader does not need drivers if you use windows98 Me 2000 XP 2003 or Vista... if its not working and your computer is ok you surely have connected something the wrong way.
After connecting it to the motherboard, switch on the pc, then go to properties of "my computer" then choose "Hardware" then choose device manager and over here u will come to know weather ur CD rom has been detected or not, if it has a question mark then it means u have to install drivers for it, but if ur using Win XP, i am sure it shd detect automatically and need not ask for drivers. Hoping a good rating from u....!!!
I guess you could try running and soldering new individual wires, from point to point where they come fromand go to... or try to obtain a replacement cable part from drive manufacturer. But with CD's being so inexpensive is it worth the time and hassle? I myself would get a new one.
If you have other Optical Drive in your computer like a CDwriter then installed it where that LG 52x CDROM drive. Observe if the same problem occur after 2 or 3 hours.
Try connecting the CDROM drive to the IDE ports (Secondary IDE port) like setting its jumper to Master.
Ensure that the connection to its power supply is firm.
Change the setting of your POWER OPTIONS which is under the CONTROL PANEL and change the setting for TURN-OFF HARD DISK to NEVER.
Have you set the jumpers at the back of the cdrom to slave if you already have another peice of hardware on the same idr cable, if not and only the cdrom is in the ide cable it should be set to master.
Also check the bios to see if it is recognised, press F2 or DEL on start up and see if it's there under standard bios settings.