How come the new DVD/CD writer I installed is not working?

by on March 9, 2009

Q: I was having a problem with my DVD/CD writer. So I decided to buy a new one and put it in my computer myself.

I bought a Liteon 22x and installed it in my Dell 8300 computer running Windows XP. The computer does not see it and I’m stuck with it not being able to down load the drivers from the CD.


One Response to “How come the new DVD/CD writer I installed is not working?”
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    The computer should detect the DVD/Cd drive regardless of having any divers installed. Double check all your connections and make sure you followed all their directions to the letter. Is this an IDE or Serial ATA drive?
    Does the drive open and close when you push the eject button?