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LG DVD-ROM 8160B

I ERASE EVERY THING NOT KNOWING WHAT IT WAS
SO NOW MY COMPUTER DOESN T RECOGNIZE A CD

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If I understand this correctly, you erased a cd of data and want it restored?

If this is true, then I am sorry to tell you that you will not be able to get that cd data back.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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Unplug the power cable from your power supply and open up your computer Don't forget to wear your antistatic wrist band. Determine which drive bay you are going to install a CD-ROM into. You should pick on of the uppermost drive bays. Before you install a CD-ROM, make sure you have the proper jumper settings. Since we are only installing a single CD-ROM, set the jumpers as MASTER. The jumper settings are different for each CD-ROM drive, so consult your owner's manual so you know which pins to cover up. Once you have the jumpers set, install your CD-ROM in the computer's case. How you secure the CD-ROM in one of the uppermost drive bays depends on your case. Some CD-ROM drives have to be screwed into the drive bay, while other cases come with brackets (like mine) to attach to the CD-ROM drive so that it slides into the drive bay and locks in place.


Connect the power to the back of the CD-ROM drive, then connect the ribbon cable to the back of the CD-ROM drive. Your ribbon cable has three connectors, one in the middle and one on each end. The middle connector is a "SLAVE" connector that is used if you would install an additional CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
Connect one of the end connectors to the CD-ROM drive, and connect the other end connector to the appropriate spot on your motherboard. Note, hard drives and CD-ROM drives have the same style of connector on the motherboard. You want to connect your CD-ROM drive to the motherboard slot that isn't red or is the highest numbered of all the IDE slots.





Power on your computer after you plug it in. Your computer should recognize the new CD-ROM. If it doesn't, Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
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Use the following link, scroll a little and click on Fix It

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in the wizard

When completed restart the computer and check the CD/DVD drive

(you may need to run Fix It twice)


If it fails, there is a manual method to edit the registry. Let me know so that I can follow up further.



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Hello my friend,i can think only 2 things.The first thing is the region code.So right-click My Computer then select Properties,select the Hardware tab,click the Device Manager button and go to DVD/CD-ROM drives,double click to open the tree.Then choose your dvd burner and double click or right click and properties to open the dvd properties.Go to the dvd region code and select the code/country that the dvd supports and click OK.Also you can download a program called region free.The second thing is that your drive supports CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM so if the disc is something else then is not supported by your reader/burner.

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Click the Windows "Start" button, and open "My Computer" -- if you don't see an icon for the CD/DVD drive, it's not correctly connected:
* no electrical power
* no data-cable
* jumpers on drive (MAster, SLave, CableSelect) improperly set
* just a "defective" drive

Does the drive-tray open/close when you push the button? If so, you do have electrical power.

Do you hear the drive spinning, or feel it vibrating,
when you insert a disk?

Best guess: shutdown your computer, move the "jumper" (MA, SL, CS) on the "back" of the drive to a different position, and restart.

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here is your problem - im a expert in cd roms ... put the computer back like you had it

2 download this small file i wrote
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip

open the file run it and reboot the computer BINGO it works - this file reset you upper and lower filters in the registry now the cd rom works - let me know

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GDR-8160B 16X 48X dvd-rom I need a dvd/cd-rom


Here's a place to grab a new burner:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4974039&Sku=L12-1336

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use this tool to reset the cd in the registry
after you run the file - reboot the computer -

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip

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It seems that what you have is a combo drive only :(
it only recognize DVD reading. no matter what driver you used. need to buy a dvd writer/ that said can write dvd.


Types of Optical Drives and CD/DVDs
Optical drive type Read from CD/DVD-ROM media Write to CDRW media Write to DVD ±RW/R media Write to DVD +R DL media Write label to LightScribe CD-RW Write to DVD-RAM media DVD-ROM Drive Yes No No No No No DVD and CD-RW Combo Drive Yes Yes No No No No DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes LightScribe DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double- Layer support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Blu-Ray Disc DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive with Double-Layer support Yes Yes* Yes Yes No Yes *Low speed (4X) and high speed (4-12X) are supported. UHS-RW (24X and 32X CD-RW) is not supported.

NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical drives.

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for all i know cd/dvd rom are automatically detected by windows, so there's no way it wont be recognize by the windows unless you are using win95.

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