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My computer no longer recognizes the LG recordable/rewritable drive

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Re: LG recordable no longer recognized by pc

Go to Start/Control Panel/System/ Hardware /Device Manager/DVD/CD Rom Drives
double click on the Icon and click on the driver tab
click then on the update driver.

This will refresh the system.
But of course it may the the device itself that has failed
Only a replacement will cure that.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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