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CD-ROMS GONE !!!!

i installed an updated firmware for my
LG CD-RW GCE-8525B. while it was updating it froze, so i closed it. when i rebooted my computer, the CD-ROMS were gone, and the light doesn't even flash at startup. it's dead.

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cd drive

Look in add/remove programs for the software that you installed and uninstall if there. Then go to device manager and uninstall the cd drive. Reboot and let Windows install the drivers.

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done it

i've done it, the thing is, my CD-RW isn't even on the device manager.

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You can try this.

I ususally uninstall the drive, physically. Take it out check the jumper settings. Be sure the jumper is set same as in the bios. I saw a cdrw yesterday that was jumpered CS (cable select). Although it had worked at that setting previously, it stopped working. I changed the setting to secondary master, powered on, and it ran.
Just be sure to set the bios same as the jumper.
Best of Luck

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bios ?

how do i check the bios ? i'm kind of new at this.

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