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I went on to the lenovo site for drivers and under the optical drive category all i get is read me files. Goodbye Lorita, wherever you’ve gone Posted 09 March – If you use Windows I suggest this one. Beaverton, OR Local time: This is a laptop out of warranty. The make and model is not particularly important as long as it works.

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Edited by jonuk76, 10 March – The drive will play a video DVD using inter win video player windows media needs a codec The gcx does not detect an audio cd, neither an audio book or music cd.

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I know it’s a ten year old system and probably should be tossed out, but it still runs and I can’t afford a whole new system. Breaking Protections in Hardware Cryptocurrency Wallets. I’ve seen these on ebay and it seems to be the perfect upgrade since I don’t have the resources to mod my beloved thinkpad to accept sata drives Dvvd built into Windows XP.

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Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. I suspect that this is a WIN7 born problem so my next step is to put in another hard drive drive that has XP Pro on it to see if the CD drive gets recognized again without jumping through hoops. The following requires access to another PC: Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality.

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Failing that a new DVD burner should not be expensive. Will not be able to try the hard drive with XP on it for a week, so I thought I’d post this in the meantime.

Whenever it wasn’t recognized I was able to remove it from the device manager, physically remove it from the laptop, reboot, put it back in, then it dvs get recognized by the device manager and would work for maybe a week or two then the same thing all over again. To boot from CD on your Thinkpad press F12 at the welcome screen.