LG DVD Burner recognised in Device Manager but has a (!) + doesn't work
Posted on 2004-10-28
I recently installed an LG 4040B DVD Burner onto a friends Packard Bell 5090 iMedia desktop. The dvd burner was previously in my Dell machine and worked fine. I took out my friends CD burner and plugged in the DVD burner as a SLAVE (with correct jumper settings etc). The IDE cable has SLAVE written on it as well. I switched on the computer and it says "New Hardware Found", but it does not appear in My Computer. In fact, both drives have disappeared off My Computer and both are in Device Manager with exclamation marks next to them. Windows says that the Driver could not be initiated. I have installed the driver over a network, but it still does not work. I have checked the BIOS settings, and both are recognised as respective SLAVE and MASTER drives. What is very strange is that on taking the DVD burner out and trying to restore the computer to its former working self, the DVD -ROM drive no longer worked (whereby it did previously).
I have been to the Packard Bell website where just about every model save for the 5090 is listed. I thought possibly updating the BIOS or chipsets might do something but couldn't find appropiate software and also I didn't want to risk totally screwing his machine. Plus I don't know whether this route is worth pursuing...
Any ideas or answers is muchos appreciated. Thanks for your time!