I recently updated the RAM and installed USB 2.0 ports onto my HP Desktop which has an LG CD-RW drive which up until now was working perfectly well, it has since stopped working. Windows says the device is working properly, and when I put a disk in it tries to read it, however any disk I put in is shown to have 0kb of data on it and when I try to open the disk it is always empty. Windows has also told me that the drivers which are installed are the most up to date for the burner. Have I inadvertantly disconnected an important cable (there are 3 which I can see going into the drive at the back)or disturbed this device while installing other components... if so, does anyone know how I might repair the damage my clumsy fingers may have done?
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Re: Stopped working without warning
You might want to pull all the cables out of the LG CD-RW drive that is the ones you tampered with. No tampered sounds deliberate I meant connected. Start over again be a bit more careful noting what you were doing NOW opposed to then. Sometimes dust accumulated inside the machine gets into the sockets where you insert your cables "SOMETIMES" and at first things go well then suddenly cease. It cost nothing to try again and if you have already done this then perhaps it has jumpers to reset, check on google for those settings and hey goodluck sometimes thats the best solution.
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ERROR 43? Check your SATA connection.
HERE'S HOW I FIXED MINE.
(IE. Computer tries to install driver for BD burner, but ultimately fails, and gives the message. "Unsuccessful" and/or "Microsoft Windows stopped device. Error 43")
The SATA CONNECTION on my BD burner's EXTERNAL CASE had gone bad. TO TEST IT. I used a SATA/IDE to USB Adapter Cable I bought for about $10 on amazon.
I unscrewed the external case to get at the internal drive, and plugged the SATA adapter cable directly into the internal BD burner drive (bypassing the case assembly), and plugged the other end into my computer USB port.
PS My BD burner POWER was working OK, so I left the big white 4pin power adapter connected to the original external case.
VOILA! Both my laptop and my desktop PC recognized the LG BD burner again and assigned it a drive letter (like it used to do).
Now I either need to (1) Buy a NEW EXTERNAL case ($10 - $30), (2) install it as an internal drive (could get problematic if "ANYDVD" is installed) or (3) just leave it connected via the cheap adapter cable.
It's super EASY (& inexpensive) to TEST this before spending $$$$ on a new equipment.
Hope this helps someone. It had me miffed for a while there.
First, try a new USB cable. Two, try a different USB port (if using a hub, directly connect to the computer). Three, check if there are any updated drivers or firmware for the drive.
Cindy Wells (also make sure that the external drive is self-powered that the cord is undamaged and the power isn't surging or going into a brown-out. If it is one of the new bus-powered DVD drives, make sure that the computer has a good power source (not on battery for a laptop).)
If you have built in 10/100 RJ45 then any network connection is possible.
One to one, you can connect to any built in 10/100 RJ45 equipped computer with a 'cross-over' network cable.
More commonly you can connect to a 'router' which allows a number of computers to connect to each other and to the internet . Use a search engine to find net setup on the 'web. This is a very large subject so you need to decide what you want to do first!
See http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000469.htm#04 or http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/lanvlanwan/g/bldef_lan.htm or even http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/default.mspx
try to roll back the driver , if that doesn't work go to the manufactures web site and download the driver . if it still doesn't record install the drive in another computer and if it doesn't work then it maybe a bad drive itself
this may be a driver conflict issue, either with your factory fitted drive.
try going into system/device manager and see if its in there, click remove or uninstall, reboot and plug the drive in again, go through the add new hardware wizard if need be.
the other suggestion, is to remove all USB devices from The device manager, reboot and the system will re-install the USB port drivers.
Mike @ compurepair.