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Error 116 sir, sometime when I start my pc an "error 116" force me to press F4 to enter into setup. and when I exit from bios setup without saving changes computer starts normally but Dvd drive does not appears in 'My Computer' and also there is no power available to my Dvd writer. But when I exit bios with saving optimal defaults then DVD Writer works properly. this happens only sometime not all the time when I starts my PC. I have changed my SMPS but problem still exists.

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Re: error 116

I am quite sure its something with the cables conected.. how old is the computer?

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Re: error 116

My name is Vikram Kumar Thumu, from India-Hyderabad. I have seen your message on the issue related to your issue on DVD writer . I would like to provide my suggestions on the issue. I hope that this should work for you and will resolve the issue.

Well, this issue could happen with below causes:

1. Due to BIOS corruption.
2. Firmware issue of DVD drive.
3. Operating systemm issue.
4. Connecting cable between Motherboard and DVD-writer.

I recommend you to try below solutions.

Solution 1: try to make your PC to BIOS defaults.

Solution 2: Update BIOS, for this process please refer to Manufacturer User guide on this issue.

Solution 3: Update the Firmware of DVD-writer.for this process please refer to Manufacturer User guide on this issue.

Solution 4: uninstall and reinstall DVD drivers from Device Manager for Windows operating system.

Solution 5: Change the cable that connects DVD-Drive to Motherboard.

Solution 5: Reinstall the Windows Operating system.

This should resolve the issue for you.

If you need any further assistance on the issue, you can mail me at . I'll be glad to help you.


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