Christmas past and got given a lh-18A1P to replace my old… very very old, drive.
I’ve hooked it up to IDE2 as a master drive, I was going to set it as a slave on the HDD cable but the cable isnt long enough to reach.
I let window’s do it’s thing and install the default driver’s for it.
Put the CD that came with the drive into the machine (nero 7 essentials), waited, and suddenly the drive make’s this god awfull noise for quite a while. Then it doesnt do an autorun, it just open’s the window for what’s on the CD, I click on the setup file and it just freeze’s there as the drive make’s more noise. Same thing as I click on different folder’s too, I try to run the setup and it start’s making even more noise then tell’s me it’s not an executable.
I figure fair enough, bad CD, I put the same CD into my sister’s computer and it read’s it no problem, even load’s the autorun with the nice splash screen welcome.
I try several different CD’s and same thing, nothing, just a lot of noise.
Did a lot of searching and found only one post about the possibility of the drive itself being broken/corrupt. Sent it back to the people we got it from and asked them to try/test it out for a replacement. They say it’s fine.
So either they didnt do any test’s or I’ve done something wrong in setup, or I’m missing something completely.
Any help would be great, and more information you need just let me know, any program’s you want me to run for a test, I’ll download & do whatever.
Just help me get this drive kicking over
First post and had to be a question, sorry about that.
Merry Christmas btw
Just saw your big FAQ on the LITEON drives, having a read now.