External DVD Writer not working in my Laptop

November 8, 2011 at 00:32:50
Specs: Windows XP, 2 & 4
I Had Dell Latitute 300 Laptop without CD Drive. I recently purchased External DVD Writer and connected in USB Port. The Drive Detected but not hold as a new hardware. It disappear again and again. What can I Do?

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November 10, 2011 at 16:22:04
Does the external drive have it's own power adaptor or is it powered through USB?

If it's USB-powered, the Dell may not be able to supply enough power through it's USB ports. If that's the case, you need to buy a Mains-powered USB Hub and plug the external drive into that.

Hope that works for you.


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