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Windows 7: GSA-H40N disc drive not working after installing windows 7 (x64)


04 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
GSA-H40N disc drive not working after installing windows 7 (x64)

i've always had issues installing windows 7, the first time i used it i had this problem windows 7 installation cannot find drivers? i never fixed that problem.. but i dont know if i mentioned on that thread that i can install a clean install while Vista is running but cant do that option because i wanted to upgrade to 64bit to use my full 6 gigs.. i eventually gave up and bought a new hard drive (1 TerraByte!!! ) but i still had the problem so i settled with vista 64bit.

i recently realized i could install windows 7 64bit on it while it was running, bypassing the boot from disc problem and so i have.. but once i put my driver discs in to install for my graphics card/other devices i noticed i couldnt use the disc drive anymore (windows7 cant locate it, including the device manager).. i got my old hard drive still connected and the drive works just fine on it..

i've spent hours googling fixes but none seem to work.. this page Windows 7 DVD Drive Not Working Problem Missing Disappeared Error Gone Not Found Not Recognized in x64 and x86 | Capitalhead.com

shows the main methods i've seen so far and none seem to fix the problem

i'm about to beat windows 7 and its install disc into oblivion Literally i'm so pissed.. again the disc drive model is GSA-H40N and its from LG i think.. LG electronics? i'm not sure.. and my computer model is GT5628 if i remember right.

Please help, just give me a hand here


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04 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would disconnect all drives from your PC with Vista except the 1TB one and clean install/reformat Windows 7 on it. That should redetect everything that needs redetecting.
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04 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

lol not until i get more opinions i dont trust someone with only 15 posts and joined a day or two ago. :P not like having two hard drives connected should effect anything.. never has when installing another OS in the past
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04 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Anyone on this forum will tell you that in place upgrading always has problems that either come out straight after the upgrade or when drivers stop working a week later.
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04 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

really? because when i first attempted to upgrade i only had 1 hard drive and it gave the error then.. but to be on the safe side i'll disconnect my old hard drive and boot from the disc, if i still have the same problem i'll let you know. (using my new hard drive)
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04 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

well it had the same problem.. but i realized something, when installing Windows 7 it tells me its missing the cd/dvd driver.. never thought about it much.. so where can i find the driver? i only stopped before because Windows is supposed to have it when i install..
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04 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There isn't any driver. Is this connected via IDE or SATA? If IDE, are the jumpers set correctly for master/slave? Found this thread for Vista:

http://forums.driverguide.com/showthread.php?t=42018
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04 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
There isn't any driver. Is this connected via IDE or SATA? If IDE, are the jumpers set correctly for master/slave? Found this thread for Vista:

DRIVER NEEDED: Hewlett Packard (HP) gsa-h40n (Windows Vista) [IDE] - DriverGuide Support Forums

wow.. you know i've actually read that and you know what? as my previous post says, windows mentions not having its required cd/dvd driver and asks me to insert a disk or locate it on the hard drive.. so i ask you again, where can i find it? i understand it doesnt need one but my guess is because windows comes pre-installed with it.. why else would all methods online not work after been done correctly AND the disk drive works fine on vista and anything lower?


ALSO! i realized on LG's Website they do not list it in their Disk Drive Models and actually skip over it.. i guess they dont support it anymore and so windows 7 doesnt have a driver for it thus explaining why i'm having trouble with it, what do you think?
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04 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've never heard of a drive needing a driver. They all basically work the same and Windows recognized it like that. Is this a desktop/5.25in drive? Try switching it out.
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05 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

well then what the hell could it be? it works fine on vista.. also it is a desktop (dont know the drive size) and i do plan to switch it out.

would it be a problem if the drive isnt from this computer? lol..
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