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Lite On 22X Internal DVD/CD Writer installation?

I purchased this product from Wal Mart and installed it myself. The writer is working as far as having power and opening and closing. But for some reason it's not being recognized as another drive on the system task. And as a result of it not being recognized it does not read any dvd's or cd's that I put in it. What do I need to do to get the computer to recognize the drive? Why is the power on the writer working but nothing else?

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  • gator1110571 May 10, 2009

    How do I do that exactly? I don't see it as an option on the add hardware list. And what drivers do I need to download? Where can I find them?

  • Cheese83 May 13, 2009

    How do I get into my Bios on the start up? What do I look for to get into the Bios section? What are yellow conflicts and how do I find them?

  • Cheese83 May 14, 2009

    How do I get into my Bios on the start up? What do I look for to get into the Bios section? What are yellow conflicts and how do I find them?

  • Cheese83 May 11, 2010

    Where is the Bios located on start up? How do I get into that file to check it? How can I identify yellow conflicts and where do I find them?

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You will have to go to add new hardware and install it. You will also have to download drivers for it as well.

Posted on May 10, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield May 11, 2009

    The power light you see is because it is directly wired to the power supply box. It will automatically turn on wen it recieves power. This is the Line On site where you can get your drivers:http://www.driversupdated.com/exact/lite...

    you need to go into your bios and make sure your first startup hardware is your hard drive.

    also go into your device manager through your control panel to see if there are any yellow conflicts.

    (To get into bios You must press F2 when starting computer, You must do this before windows screen starts)


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