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DVD +RW install problem

Cannot install this Hardware
There was a problem installing this hardware:
HL-DT-ST-DVD+RW GSA-H21L an error occurred during the installation of the device  The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread  exit or an application request
4 Solutions
Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the device in Device Manager? Go to Control Panel->System->Hardware Tab->Device Manager. Right click to uninstall, then select Scan for Hardware changes from the menu. Try to get it to reinstall that way.
First, reset bios and check the drive detected in bios correctly. Boot into safe mode and verify the drive in windows environment see if any error? Then try install the drive again. You might need to remove the Roxio if you have on system to avoid any unexpected issues.

If still problem, I would check jumpers setting, and replace cable.
Still problem? then you might have the defective drive. RMA it.
What CD/DVD burning programs do you have installed? . . they could be getting in the way. . you can uninstall them then reinstall after getting the burner installed
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errors such as this has been fixed by running  driverCleaner http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Driver-Cleaner.shtml 
to get rid of previous installs and then install again.
cedartechAuthor Commented:
Thank You all for your input concerning the issue.Unfortunately those directives I already went through before asking experts-exchage. Very stubborn older PC. I appreciate your time concerning this question.
IMy desire was  to get around having to rebuild the PC but ended up doing so.Sincerely.Cedartech
Thankyou Cedartech wish I could have been more help to you. Hope all is well again for you

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