I have an lg ls50 that won't recognize the dvd drive. not shown as the secondary master in the bios, therefore won't show up in device manager in windows xp. not sure what to do because i don't see a way to take out the dvd drive. wonder if its built-in... if so, am i throwing this laptop out?
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Re: ls50 dvd drive
There is a light on the dvd drive does this flicker when the computer is booting up?
The cable may have come unattached?
Normally winxp recognises any dvd hardware falty or not.
You might need to get inside it and look!!!
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Is the hard disk drive is in secondary slave? If yes, change it to master and your dvd is into slave. Refer to the jumper settings at the back on the drive. If not work, your bootable disk may defective. Try other a botable disk.
You may want to check your Master/ Slave or CS settings on the back of drive.
If you are useing one cable, IDE cable for both the HD and CD, the Hard Drive sould be set to Master and the secondary drive ( CD ) will be set to slave.
If two cables are used, both should be set to master.
You can F-10 into your BIOS settings to check and see if machine is seeing the connection changes.
Hi Banyar, lets check the main menu & the boot order in you're bios. Start up the PC, as soon as you see any display on the monitor press the delete key every 2 seconds until the bios main menu loads. This is also where you can see the time & date. List on the left is; Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave Across from these on the right is the matching device. If you have one hard drive the bios will show its model number on the right. Ex: ST150322A. (You're drive will be different). If you have more than one hard drive the second drive, (Should be listed as Primary IDE Slave). CD-ROM drives would be listed as, Secondary IDE Master & Secondary IDE Slave. Write down the model name of the Primary IDE Master on paper. Now go to the title, "Boot" in the bios. Use you're manual & go to page 2-25. High-light, Boot Device Priority & press enter. Set the order as shown in the manual. Make sure the 3rd boot device is set to the correct hard drive listed from the main menu. The model you wrote down. Once set save & exit the bios. The PC will restart. You should no longer receive the error message & windows should boot normally. If windows does not load normally than it is possible that the Primary IDE master drive is not the drive with windows installed on it. You must find the correct drive with windows loaded on it. Connect that drive to the Primary IDE master port. You may need to reset the drive’s pin settings so it is seen as the primary drive. Than change the 3rd device in the bios boot priority list with the correct drive. Windows demands that the operating system be located on the, Primary IDE master port. Please read pages 2-12 & the top of 2-13 in you're manual.
If the drive is set as Cable Select you are allowing the motherboard to detect where it is on the ribbon cable. If the drive is shown as Primary slave then the drive is on the wrong connector on the ribbon cable. If it is shown as secondary master than the IDE cables on the board need to be switched (primary to secondary, secondary to primary)
CD Recording software that comes with HP and Compaq computers is made to recognize only the original CD and DVD drives. If a new CD or DVD writable drive was added, use the software that came with the drive or purchase and use new CD writing software. If you are using Windows XP, you can use Windows XP itself to create CDs (not DVDs).
CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows
If the drive is missing in Windows, remove all connected USB, firewire, and parallel devices and perform the following steps to enable the drive in Windows:
Step 1: Checking for CD/DVD drive in BIOS
Make sure the drive appears in Setup. The drive has to be detected in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) before Windows can see the drive. Check for detection as follows:
Turn on the PC. When the first logo screen appears, press the F1 key repeatedly until the BIOS Setup screen appears (on some models this key press may be different, F2 or Del )
Press the F5 key, and then press the Enter key to reset the BIOS to the defaults.
Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to select Main .
The hardware-identifying name should appear next to Secondary Master, Secondary Slave, or Primary Slave.