20 Most Recent LG GSA-H42N 18x DVD RW DL IDE Drive (Black) Burner Questions & Answers


hi, have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software.
if not try that first, then check all connections, failing that I think your drive has had it.

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


Hi, if it is not "plug and play" go to the manufacturers website,
if it is a reputable make the drivers should all be there

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


Open it and try to clean it, may be a dirty laser as to why it is not reading, or something faulty with the dive internal mechanism. I would also try a different power connector and data port.

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LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Sep 18, 2013


Start-Control pannel-System-Hardware tab(I don't know how it appears in english, bcause I have a Spanish O.S)

Then you will se a list of your hardware.

Look for DVD-CD drives and double clik to see if a driver is installed and corresponds with your hardware.

You have few possibilities:

1) an exclamation mark appears near the drive: this means that the driver was not properly installed: In that case double click and sear for a new driver

2) You have a driver that doesn't correspond to your harware:
Do the same as 1)

2) The drive installed is the correct one: The problem can be a hardware one.Note the exact name of the driver and the version and go to LG site and look for a new one

3) No DVD/CD drive appears in the list: Go to Start_control pannel_ add hardware and let windows search for your DVD and install the apropiate driver.Stay connected to Internet to let the system search on MS .

Hope that will help

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Mar 29, 2013


It is the ring that comes in a new CD or DVD spindle. It was stuck to a disc that you put in the player and you didn't notice it.
I would guess that either the drive made a horrible noise when you tried to access the disc or it would fail to read or burn as the disc was off balance.
Throw it away and look at the first disc from a new spindle before you put it in. It happens to everyone once or twice. It can damage the drive though so if it didn't kill it feel fortunate and use caution in the future,

Cheers.

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on May 25, 2012


what sort of burning software are you using?
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs:

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
hope this helps

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011


Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
another possible reason could be a memory dump you might be running to many programs at the one time placing to much strain on the CPU also you might not have enough RAM random access memory to check what is running when your computer is running scroll to the bottom toolbar right click select task manager applications and processes if you see something you dont need running select end now to check how much ram you have click start right click on my computer select properties you will see all of your computers details another way to check how much RAM you have click start all programs accessories system tools system imformation all of your computers imformation will be there try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on a restart don

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on May 14, 2011


hi there, this could be windows system glitch. please follow troubleshooting steps below
  1. Click Start , and then click All Programs.
  2. Click Accessories, and then click Run.
  3. Type regedit, and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  4. In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  5. In the right pane, click UpperFilters.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  7. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  8. In the right pane, click LowerFilters.
  9. On the Edit menu, click Delete.
  10. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  11. Exit Registry Editor.
  12. Restart the computer.
Let me know if you need more help. Thanks!

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LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011


change your dvd playing software(change to vlc player,gom player,power dvd...)

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


im not sure exactly what this problem is but i guess you are have problems with your burner

control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.



hope this helps

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010


make sure that the jumper seting is right if it is the first thing it should be on master setting if not slave for sec.jim

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010


The jumper is in the back of the unit, near the IDE interface. The jumper allow you to select one combination of 6 pins placed in 2 rows. Selection can be made only vertically.

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Nov 14, 2010


When you install a DVD RW; a few things to consider. Locate a IDE connection to your motherboard. (do you need to share with the cdrom already in the pc or not?) You need to ensure the jumpers are set right. there are 3 spots on the back labled "CS/MA/SL" (on the lg, these are typically stamped into the top) The "first" drive on the wire is "ma" the second is 'sl" or ensure both are set to "cs" (which is cable select) this will ensure they can be detected. Hook up a power connection to the drive (use anyone that is free) OF COURSE, ensure your computer is OFF before you do this.

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Oct 27, 2010


make sure that the jumper of the CD room is selected the slave position or use a seperate IDE cable for your CDrom and hardisk.good luck hope this helps you!
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LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010


The laser lens has lost its potential... if it is in warranty you can ask for a new drive...or you can buy a new drive and keep it as an additional drive...

LG GSA-H42N 18x... | Answered on Aug 20, 2010

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