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Win XP drivers for LG cd-r/rw drive model GCE 8320B

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Windows XP cannot find the drivers for this device, and I've been unable to find them on any of the sites I've visited so far.  All of the sites point me back to the LG site, but they do not provide Windows drivers for their devices.
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Windows should just see the device.  It shouldn't need a special driver.  Make sure the cables are seated and that it is getting power.  Does it show up in the Device manager?

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It shows up in device manager with a question mark iondicating no drivers found.  When I attempt to have windows search for drivers, it comes back with no drivers found.  It wants to search the internet, but I don't have internet access on that machine right now.

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Sounds like a bad cd drive.  It should see it as a cd rom at a minimum.
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No 3rd party drivers are required as ittogo stated earlier.

Uninstall drive from Device Manager and reboot. Drivers will be reinstalled. Post what status is then.
Download this file, but do not run it yet:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip

Now go into device manager, and uninstall the cd if it is listed in there.

After it is removed, unzip and run the file you downloaded.

Reboot, and let windows detect and install the CD. If there are no problems with the CD, you should be fine now. Depending on the version of IE you use, you should be able to burn CD's. If not, just download a freeware burner.

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Last night, I uninstalled the device from device manager and rebooted.  The device was not detected, nor could I get it detected by instructing device manager to search for it. I retried the reboot and detect sequence two more times, the second time with a blank cd in the drive, so it was spinning during the detect process.  No detection occurred.

Tonight I'll try flubbster's recommendation.

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Also try to boot from drive with a bootable CD to verify drive is operable. You could have a faulty drive.

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Flubbster's recommendation didn't resolve the problem.  The device was already not showing up in device manager, so I ran the utility, and it prompted me to reboot.  After rebooting, the device was still not found and I could not get device manager to detect it.  Tried it a second time, same result.  Disconnected the device from the ribbon cable and power cable, and restarted, in an attempt to create a 'clean' starting condition, reran the utility, and rebooted, then shut the computer back down, reattached the device, and restarted.  No effect.  The machine simply will not recognize the device.

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If you are not using a raid system, or something that required modification to the bios.  You might want to try resetting the bios to factory default.  It should then detect the drive (at least in the bios).  The other thing to try is to install the device in another machine and see if it detects it (bios or OS).  If it is still not detected, it is probably a defective device.  Take it back and get a replacement.

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Last night, I called a friend to discuss this, and he asked about the jumpers on the old drive versus the new drive.  When I changed the jumper on the new drive to match the old drive, XP 'discovered' the drive and everything is working fine now.
The master slave jumper??? Normally, best option is to set it to CS, then it will be set automatically, based on where on the cable it is plu8gged.

Anyway, glad it is working for you. Please close out the question and award any points as you see fit.

Take care...

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As none of the solutions even mentioned the jumpers (and I should have seen this myself), the solutions were not complete.  But the information given was basically accurate and did address my original request, which was for drivers that were not actually needed.  Thanks for the help.

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Thanks.  The new drive didn't have a jumper at all.  The old had the jumper on cs, and I moved it to cs on the new drive.
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