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LG GSA-E40L I have an external LG GSA-E40L combo drive. I cannot get it recognized by my hp pavilion zx5000. I have the usb 2.0 pci card to connect to the computer. I don't have the cd that came with my LG, but I've d/l the firmware from LG site. when I run it, it says that it already has updated drivers, but it isn't recognized as a burner at all. Any help??

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Mabikire
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SOURCE: unable to burn using a LG GSA H58N DVD burner

With the built in drivers for windows XP it can identify and use DVD-RW facilities of DVD burner. However depending on your bios your machine can fail to burn DVDs if your bios can not recognise that output.

While loading the CD that comes with the DVD-RW did you get an error message if yes then it means you BIOS is failing to recognise your DVD-RW as an output method try to update the BIOS. But before you do that if you can try adding the drive on a modern (after 2002) machine with xp and see if it can burn DVDs there without adding any drivers.

if it fails on that other machine then you can be sure its not your BIOS but a problem with drive (which I suspect most actually). But if it works then then you need to update your machine bios.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

Mark_Webber
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SOURCE: LG GSA H55L DVD READ PROBLEM

It is possible there is a bottle neck in your system stopping it from allowing the dvd to play.

The DVD drive is only one part of it. There is the cable to the motherboard, CPU load, memory load, Video card being used etc.

If the drive is connected to another DVD/CD drive on the same cable, try unplugging it first and see if it improves. Also if it is running on the same cable as a hard drive, your main hard drive in particular, then try to get it onto it's own cable.

Check the software running it is not in software mode using it's particular config section within the program as well. If your video card supports hardware mode for video playback, then that will reduce system power being used by the CPU and the memory systems.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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SOURCE: HT LG ST DVD RAM GSA 4040B

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.htm give that a try.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Computer wont recognize USB DVD Burner

TRY CONNECTING THROUGH DIFFERENT USB PORT IF NO GOOD CONNECT BURNER AS NORMAL SHUT DOWN COMPUTER THEN REMOVE POWER FROM REAR OF TOWER WAIT 30 SECONDS THEN RECONNECT SEE WHAT HAPPENS START WITH THIS THERE IS MORE COMPLICATED SOLUTIONS THAT I CAN THINK OF BUT LETS KEEP IT SIMPLE AT THIS STAGE AND SEE HOW YOU GO TRY THESE OPTIONS AND IF NO GOOD LET ME KNOW AND I WILL TRY TO ASSIST YOU FURTHER GLENN

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: I can't get my computer to recognize my LG GGC-h20l Multi drive

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