DVD not showing up

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ch88

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hi there..

my DVD burner/reader doesn't show up in My Computer... it looks like this



it shows up in my Device Manager but with an error, like this



it was doing this for a while, so a friend suggested getting a new one cos it had probably just died (it was about 5 years old).. so i went and bought the one thats installed in my computer now.. but i'm still having the exact same problem, according to other forums it doesnt require a driver, and the website is completely in japanese and using flash, so i cant search for anything on there and i cant translate it.

I'm running Windows XP Pro with SP2 and my DVD drive is a LiteOn DH20A4P. i think thats all the info i need to give, but anything else u need i'll be able to give.

any help would be appreciated as i dont know how much longer i can last without a CD/DVD drive..
 
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you can try going to the action tab in device manager and click on scan for hardware and see if windows picksup the drive. I would also make sure the cables are seated correctly to the drive as well.
 
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the only thing I can think of besides it being a defective drive is you try using another ide cable to connect the drive and see if that is not the problem
 
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also try using another optical drive if you have one or can borrow and see if it installs correctly
 
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