external dvd burner quit working

Discussion in 'Computing & Gaming Discussions' started by iam20fan, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. all of a sudden my external LG dvd burner quit working. i have a Dell with XP SP2. it won't recongize the driver. when i try to update the driver it can't find a driver to update. there is not a red x by anything in my device manager.all of my USB ports are working. my burner powers up and the tray works but thats it.
  2. I'm no guru, but remove the device from the control panel system, remove the device physically by disconnecting it from the computer, then de-engergize (unplug) everything. start up your computer and then re-attach your external dvd, xp should reinstall or prompt you for drivers. good luck!