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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sure it has power (ejects). Check Device Manager in Safe Mode by pressing F8
during boot. Right click My Computer > Manage. Select Device Manager >
View > Show Hidden Devices. Now delete all DVD/CD-ROMs and reboot. Windows
will say "New Hardware Found" and install.
BIOS by pressing F key (correct F key is noted during boot) and make sure
BIOS see's the Optical Drive.
When you click Start/My Computer is the DvD drive shown as one of your devices? If not then try the steps below: Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Battery, turn the laptop over and remove the one screw that secures the dvd drive and pull the drive out. After 20 seconds plug the DvD drive back in, and then try booting to see if it is recognized. If the drive is not recognized then you will have to remove upper and lower filters.
If you are talking about the drive won't play a dvd then that's another issue. Most times computers have a hard time playing something that was created by someone else. Try a store purchased DvD and see if it recognizes and plays it.
Does it show the device in the BIOS? If not then there could be a problem with the motherboard hardware. If it is not showing up in the BIOS then I would first verify that the power connector for the drive has voltage. Also verify that the slave/master jumpers are correct if the drive has any. You could also try downloading the BIOS update from Fujitsu and see if after updating the BIOS it brings the cd-rom drive detection back. If the BIOS is seeing the drive but Windows is not then the problem could be with the Windows drivers or installation. You could try going into the control panel for windows and use the "detect new hardware function" and see if Windows detects the drive.
The BIOS will detect the hard drive and cd rom correctly so at most you should go into the BIOS and select the option to restore optimum settings. The ntldr is possibly the hard drive not being recognized or corrupt data. If the BIOS keeps giving an error the drive is most likely defective and will need replacing, if the BIOS error goes away and the ntldr error is still there try the tips at this link http://tinyempire.com/notes/ntldrismissing.htm
Hi, please go in bios check the drive is shown there. if shown and not showing in my computer then might be the os issue. Go to the device manager and check any yellow question mark on the dvd/cd rom drive and if not then try following Right click and uninstall the drive. Go to IDE ATAPI controllers in device manager and uninstall secondary controllers or ata channel 1 from there. Go to run option>type regedit and enter then>H_KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CURRENT CONTROL SET>CONTROL>CLASS>first entry starting with the 4D36 and single click on entry>on the right hand pane check for any lower or upper filter and if there delete both.
Restart the system twice then check if then also not working might be OS or drive faulty
You will have to go to the manufacturer of the dvd player itself. In your device manager, find the maker and model number of the dvd drive. Go to that company's site and look under support. There you can usually find the bios updates for every model. Flash the bios on the dvd drive. This is for the dvd drive, not the motherboard. This should fix any problem you have with the drive being recognized as what it actually is. Hopes this helps!