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by kennylife4k2 / June 2, 2005 1:58 PM PDT

I have a lite-on sohw 822s burner and a samsung cd-rom drive. The two devics appepeard on MY COMPUTER AND DEVICE MANAGER but after i was forced to restart my computer because of ann error it doesnt show up anymore.

I get no error message beause, my windows xp simply doesnt recognize the devices. I used to work perfectly. This devices are factory ship and i did not install them my self, so i dont knw what haappened.



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Typical of...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 10:14 PM PDT

A long list of possible causes.

Here's a few:

1. An overtaxed or aging power supply.
2. IDE cables. Hint: I just replace them with 80 conductor cables and set the drives to Cable Select. My recipe and not open to debate.
3. Motherboard drivers. This area wipes most people out since they are under the impression that Microsoft would either supply them or update them with a push button. Nope. You have to do this one the old fashioned way.
4. BIOS. Yup, it matters.
5. CD and other drive FIRMWARE. Rarer, but still in the double digit percent of what I find fixes it.


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by kennylife4k2 / June 3, 2005 10:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Typical of...

It happened after i installed a firmware. it firmaware work untill i restarted my computer
so i dont know what happened

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You found the cause.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2005 4:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Firmware

Now you get to undo that change.

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by kennylife4k2 / June 4, 2005 12:13 PM PDT
In reply to: You found the cause.

how do i undo the changes when my lit-on burner doesnt show up anywhere on my computer

i have tried system recover, the one you dont loose any data, but still doesn't work

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Firmware updates are not something XP SR does.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2005 1:08 PM PDT
In reply to: How

You would have to have saved the old copy of the firmware to put back on.

Many times you just toss the drive out and replace it.


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i dont have it
by kennylife4k2 / June 5, 2005 3:51 AM PDT

i dont have the old firmware even if i did it wouldn't work because everything i try to use a driver, its says drive not found

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Looks like a tosser.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2005 4:35 AM PDT
In reply to: i dont have it

Some firmware flashers don't require the drive to show in Windows. But without the old firmware, it's DOA.


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i give up
by kennylife4k2 / June 5, 2005 4:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Looks like a tosser.

i think i will just give up on trying to do it myself

ill call the pros.

thnx all

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You can get taken to the cleaners.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2005 4:55 AM PDT
In reply to: i give up

Some "pro" may try to save the old drive and charge the usual 100 bucks an hour doing so.

I would say replace it with some 50 to 99 buck DVD dual layer recorder and be done with it.


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by kennylife4k2 / June 5, 2005 1:14 PM PDT

i was thinking of that, thnx

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