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Solved: DVD Combo drive not recognised in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by maxmelbin, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. maxmelbin

    maxmelbin Thread Starter

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    Hello All,

    My DVD Combo Drive is not recognised by my Vista Enterprise Edition which is upto date .
    The combo drive is LG GSA H10N .. unfortunately i cld not find the drivers in LG web site or any where else.

    How do i resolve this ?
    Is there some generic drivers i can install till i get hold of a driver ?

    Thanks for the help ..

    Regards
    Max:confused:
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    It shouldn't need a driver :confused: Did the drive ever work? Does the bios see it?
     
  3. maxmelbin

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    The Drive definetly works .. as it was working fine with the previous Xp installation and i installed the Vista from a DVD ...
    The Device Manager says that the correct driver is missing .. the yellow exclamation mark mark ...
    The DVD drive is not listed in My Computer also ....
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Maybe it's not going to be Vista friendly.

    Did you do a clean Vista install or an upgrade?
     
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    I did a clean install .. (atleast that what i believe) .. coz Vista dint offer me to format the drive .. instead it said the old files will be copied to "windows.old" folder ...
     
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    Well, if you meant to do a clean install, I think I'd give that a whirl. I'm assuming this drive isn't THAT old......not to mention, all the stuff in windows.old takes up hard drive space.
     
  7. maxmelbin

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    i just cleaned up the window.old . i have around 3.8 gb in my C drive ...
    but still, the DVD drive is giving a miss .. :)

    just to mention - soon after the install of Vista, the DVD drive was working , and visible ...
    but suddenly it disappeared ..
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Did you install burning programs afterwards?
     
  9. maxmelbin

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    Yes .. why do you ask ? Can that cause a problem ?
    I installed Nero 8 Trial as my current Nero version is not Vista friendly ...
     
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    Thanks a million Guys ..
    I removed those Registry Entries and my combo drive is kicking again ...(y) (y) (y) :)
     
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    (y) Thanks for the update! :) and thanks for marking the thread solved.
     
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