LG GE24 External DVD not recognized in Vista

Lg Ge24lu20 dvd-writer - black silver -...
February 11, 2011 at 20:22:13
Specs: Windows Vista
Just bought this and after connecting to USB in Windows Vista, all I keep getting is USB device not recognised, over and over.

Tried every USB port on PC and same message everytime. Plugged it into my labtop with Win'7 and it worked right away. So I know it's not a defect.

Any ideas?



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February 11, 2011 at 20:35:36
The USB port you plug it into must be able to supply the full USB spec 500ma.
If you have a desktop computer, you may have an IRQ sharing problem

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Check that out first.
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Rarely, not all the ports on the back of a desktop case may be able to supply 500ma each.

If you have a desktop computer, Note that I answered a Topic on this site where a guy had an external drive, which does require the full 500ma, connected to a port on the back of a desktop case - it would not work properly when a webcam was in the port next to it, but it worked fine when the webcam was unplugged. Ports on the back of a desktop case often have two ports connected to the same USB controller module that are ports one above the other - you could try connecting the cable to one of those and leaving the other un-used.
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Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116


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