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GSA H55N Problem

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#1 Sree!


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:03 AM

Hey Everyone!

Recently bought a new computer which had no OS, and I installed Windows Vista on it. But what happened was dat I had allocated 20GB of my 160GB HDD for the C:\, and Vista gobbled up like 16GB of it. Now, I've only got 25.5MB on my C:\ Drive, and due to this, I can install nor uninstall any new program on the computer, as all programs take some space on the C:\ drive to store temporary files. Finally, when I decided to revert back to Windows XP, I couldn't make the CD read from my LG GSA H55N drive. It is bootable and I have selected the CD Drive as first priority on boot, but it just won't read. I tried cleaning the lens, but nothing happens. I tried other discs...and noticed another problem. The drive reads all DVD's perfectly, but does not read any CD-R. What may be the problem? How can I format the computer now?

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 03:11 AM

You can use your vista DVD to repartition the drive. but I suspect, though I could be wrong is your optical drive is busted. I have the same problem with my liteon DVD combo drive, what happens is there are 2 lenses inside, one for your DVD and one for your CD. what happened in my case and may be the issue in yours, but its hard to tell with the information at hand now-if you have another CD drive I would try installing that and see what happens. If it boots up off the other CD drive, then the problem is with your LG drive. If it doesnt, then the problem is elsewhere.

If the problem is not with the LG drive, you could try booting up off the Vista DVD, get as far as the partition manager, and use it to delete your current partitions and reformat them making a larget C drive, then once the partitioning is done, exit installation, and try to reinstall XP.



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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:36 PM

You could use G-Parted and re-size the partition to a large size. We have a great tutorial Written in our tutorial section Found HERE. That will solve your partition problem. As Patriot Suggested try another drive if you have access to one. That's the best way to determine if a DVD drive is bad.
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