External CD Burner

Lite-on Black 52x cd-r 32x cd-rw 52x cd-...
October 29, 2009 at 10:25:00
Specs: Windows Vista, 2048 PC5400 DDR2
Hello,

I am running Vista Home Premium on a Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. I have a internal DVD burner and I am trying to connect a external Lite-On burner via a USB port. When I plug the drive in, the operating system detects a device and loads the driver. But the drive does not show up. None of my programs recognize the cd drive other than the internal drive. Does the operating system need a driver for the external cd burner? I must be missing something. Any help would be appreciated. The cd drive is also not seen in the device manager.

Thank you,

Peter


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#1
October 29, 2009 at 10:58:41
I'd suggest trying it in another system, it shouldn't need drivers to be recognised so it's more lkely to be a faulty unit.

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#2
October 29, 2009 at 12:24:57
Thanks for your help.

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#3
October 31, 2009 at 15:12:28
When I plug the drive in, the operating system detects a device and loads the driver. But the drive does not show up

Have you tried deleting all the USB controllers in device manager and then rebooting and let vista re-install them? Then try the burner.

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