Windows 10 can't find LS-120

January 13, 2019 at 13:55:37
Specs: Windows 10
I have three Windows 10 machines. They all have internal LS-120 drives. All drives work as they should. BUT....only TWO of the Windows 10 machines find the LS-120. One does not. It is on an IDE cable with a CD-ROM drive that Windows 10 sees, but not the LS-120. The pins are set for the CD-ROM as master and the LS-120 as slave. I've tried everything I can think of from running ADD DEVICE to checking cables and pin settings. No dice. The LS-120 works fine if moved to any other machine. Any ideas?

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#1
January 13, 2019 at 14:36:25
See if you get a clue from these.

HOWTO: Use Group Policy to disable USB, CD-ROM, Floppy Disk and LS-120 drivers
http://www.grouppolicy.biz/tag/usb/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555...


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#2
January 13, 2019 at 14:46:31
Thanks, but neither relates to my problem. The first link deals with USB devices. My LS-120 is an IDE device. The second link covers DISabling LS-120 devices. I'm trying to ENable an LS-120 device -- the exact opposite. I just tried at add a FLOPPY controller in Windows 10 through ADD A DEVICE, but that is not listed as one of the hardware options to add.

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#3
January 13, 2019 at 15:30:59
"overs DISabling LS-120 devices. I'm trying to ENable an LS-120 device -- the exact opposite"
I realize, you need to see if applying the reverse works.

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#4
January 13, 2019 at 16:59:17
How can I DISable a device if it is not ENabled to begin with? There is no device to DISable.

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#5
January 14, 2019 at 02:17:14
"if it is not ENabled to begin with?"

Did you go here & make sure Access is not blocked?
How to Enable or Disable Access to All Removable Storage Devices in Windows
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...


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#6
January 14, 2019 at 05:37:34
Hi Xkaes,
have you checked the bios?

With some you have to 'Enable' an HDD in two separate places.

Also, is the IDE Cable connected to the Mobo, using the correct End Connector, and not reversed?

Another thought, could the IDE or pwr Cables be at fault.
Set the hdd as Master and disconnect the CD Drive.
Connect the HDD using the CD's IDE and pwr Connectors.

Good Luck - Keep us posted

message edited by Mike Newcomb


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#7
January 15, 2019 at 10:54:59
I checked these out. The first is not appropriate for my version of Windows 10. The second path I won't take because it automatically makes changes to my Registry. I will only do that manually, knowing exactly what it is doing.

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#8
January 15, 2019 at 10:56:47
I'll check to see if this is a problem. I doubt it. I think that all of my device connections, PCI, SATA, IDE, etc. are turned on in the BIOS.

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#9
January 15, 2019 at 15:59:15
If you look at the .reg file, you will see exactly what changes are being made to the Registry. Also, you do realize the registry is constantly being updated/written to just by running Windows, right?

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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#10
January 15, 2019 at 16:21:08
"I checked these out. The first is not appropriate for my version of Windows 10"

How To Enable Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) In Windows 10 Home Edition
https://www.itechtics.com/easily-en...
https://www.itechtics.com/enable-gp...
http://woshub.com/group-policy-edit...


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#11
January 20, 2019 at 14:42:57
Well thanks for all the advice. For some odd reason, I was hoping for a simple solution since the LS-120 works perfectly well on two other, similar Windows 10 desktop machines. But I'm having all sorts of other problems with Windows 10 like programs not working or doing really strange things even when I set the correct operating system in the Compatibility "Wizard".

I'm sure lots of other people are having similar problems, and I'm sure Microsoft knows about them. That's one of the reasons I and many others still keep Windows XP and 98SE machines around. I even have a machine that just has DOS 6.22 on it because I still need some of those old DOS-based programs.


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#12
January 20, 2019 at 14:50:36
"But I'm having all sorts of other problems with Windows 10 like programs not working or doing really strange things even when I set the correct operating system in the Compatibility "Wizard"."

Lets look in this direction, cannot do any harm.

Here are the first 2 steps, more steps may be needed, after I see the results of these logs.

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Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You also can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner [C1 or later].txt as well.
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#13
January 20, 2019 at 16:37:42
Thanks. I'll give it a try. I doubt that there is any malware or virus problem on the computer. I just set it up, and the first software I installed was Norton Security Suite and did a complete system scan. It found nothing. Then I added an additional DVD drive (master) and an LS-120 (slave). It finds the DVD, but not the LS-120. I tried a new cable but with the same result. The LS-120 works fine on any other machine.

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#14
January 20, 2019 at 17:03:54
same problem if you disconnect the CD drive ??

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#15
January 21, 2019 at 04:23:59
Hi Xkaes,

you advise the LS-120 works fine on other pc's, but only the DVD works on the problematic pc, if so:

a) disconnect both DVD and LS-120

b) reconnect *only* the LS-20, *using* the DVD Power and Interface Cables.

Is the LS-120 then recognised?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

message edited by Mike Newcomb


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#16
January 21, 2019 at 04:46:25
I tried that -- setting up the LS-120 as the master and only device on the cable. No change. Windows 10 does not automatically find it, and telling Windows to search does not help.

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#17
January 21, 2019 at 04:55:07
xkaes, I'm about to go to bed, have you run the Malwarebytes programs?

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#18
January 21, 2019 at 07:40:52
I have not run the MALware programs, but up-to-date Norton Security Suite finds no problems.

Also, I checked the BIOS and everything looks OK, all "ports" are "active". And I know this slot is working because it finds a DVD on the same cable. But Windows 10 will not find the LS-120. I have THREE working LS-120 drives, and Windows will not find it on THIS machine. It finds the LS-120 on TWO other machines with Windows 10. Makes no sense to me.

But I should not be surprised. The other day, I put an electronic flash on a camera and turned both on. The camera would fire, but the flash would not. I figured the flash or the connection was bad. I put the flash on another camera (same exact camera, just a different one) and the flash worked fine. So I figured it was the connection between the camera and the flash. I put a different flash (same exact flash, just a different one) on the original camera and it works fine. But the original camera and the original flash will not work together. Go figure.


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#19
January 21, 2019 at 13:48:47
Hi Xkaes,
not that it should matter, but I did not suggest changing the LS-120 settings to Master or whatever.

Did you try connecting the LS-120 using the DVD Power Cable and DVD Interface Cable Socket, both of which are known to be good as the DVD works?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#20
January 21, 2019 at 14:21:04
The LS-120 and the DVD use the same IDE cable (actually, I have tried two cables -- one new, still in the plastic). They use the same power cord -- both four prong -- and, of course, one is large, and one is small. The LS-120 gets power. The LED lights up when turned on.

I have the DVD set for MASTER and the LS-120 as SLAVE. I suppose I could try switching those, but that should not make a difference. The DVD works fine as a MASTER by itself, but the LS-120 will not. I could also try setting both the CABLE SELECT, if I want to waste some more time, I suppose.


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#21
January 26, 2019 at 14:22:30
Hi Xkaes,

I know the two devices use the same IDE Cable (or another new one).

I advised to try connecting the LS-120 using the known GOOD IDE SOCKET and known GOOD PSU CONNECTOR, both of which are good as used by the DVD Drive which works.

Reason - am wondering if one of the mobo connections is not working.

Is the PC a Desktop. If so, are there two IDE Cables (Primary and Secondary)?

Good Luck - Keep us posted..
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#22
January 26, 2019 at 15:18:20
The MOBO does not have any IDE connections on it. It has one PCI, one PCIe x1, and one PCIe x16 slots. The PCI slot has a PS/2 mouse and keyboard card -- works fine. The PCIe x16 slot has a video card -- works fine. The PCIe x1 slot has an IDE card -- works fine with the DVD, but not the LS-120.

The LS-120 is seen/recognized by the BIOS, but not by WINDOWS 10 -- unlike my other two WINDOWS 10 desktops.


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#23
February 19, 2019 at 11:26:41
there is a check box, "print to file" . Uncheck itI advised to try connecting the LS-120 using the known GOOD IDE SOCKET and known GOOD PSU CONNECTOR, both of which are good as used by the DVD Drive which works.
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#24
February 19, 2019 at 12:00:21
The DVD and the LS-120 are connected on one cable attached to the single PCI-e x1 slot with an IDE adapter card. They both work fine in other Windows 10 machines. It makes no difference if the LS-120 is set as the slave or the master. Windows 10 will not recognize it -- even though the BIOS finds it, the PCI-e x1 card works fine, and the cable is perfect.

I was hoping to find a simple solution without having to re-invent the wheel.


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