Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! I have the same problem,,my notebook is a Since the drive not being able to access standard discs with data on it was a clear indication of the problem, I booted in a MS-DOS environment using a Windows 98 Boot Disk, complete with CD-ROM support these little f’ers are trusty when you get into trouble. If you were to go back to Device Manager and right click on the DVD-Drive and select “Properties” it should have an error in the middle of the window. This drains all residual power from the notebook and forces the hardware to be reinitialized. If you put a disc into the drive can you hear it spin?

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Be sure to ask for specific keys involved as well as the settings. Have you tried manually accessing the drive through Windows Explorer? Open “My Computer” and note what the last drive letter you see C: How satisfied are you with this reply? I cannot locate the driver anywhere. The 1st time I tried it, there was now upper or lower keys because i had uninstalled the driver 1st.

Manually try this fix if the Fixit did not work http: Thanks for marking this as the answer. More Print this page Share this page. Put the “System Restore” disk into the drive, and restart your computer.


HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA Device error 10

Remove the battery and AC power. For detailed solution, refer to this link: In the”control panel” appears the device: Message 8 of Here is the microsoft solution http: Boot the notebook and verify whether the problem was resolved. Once that came up as expectedI ejected the disc tray, walked to my Grand Mother’s sewing room, got a good ol sewing pin no doubt created before the concept of home computers were even fathomable closed the disc tray once again, ran the DIR command again, but this time, while the disc was trying to be accessed, I pushed the pin into the little emergency tray release hole, forcing the tray to eject just enough to grab onto with my fingernails.

So, if you only see a C: Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

I understand you’re having some trouble with your DVD drive. Feb 26, Acer Aspire Notebook. This thread is locked.

I’ve been trying to update the driver for days now hl-fl-st it keeps saying I have the best driver. Click Start, type “Device Manager,” and press Enter. Please assign your manual to a product: Les Dickinson Level 3 Expert Answers.


I was suggested everything from flashing the drive’s CMOS to deleting lines in the system registry regedit to deleting and installing new ATAPI drivers to installing VERY suspect and dodgy executables that qta miraculously fix things, to using different burn programs, to changing IDE Interface Ribbon Cables to changing entire power supplies, and my most hated suggestion of all, “the drive must be broken, but drive’s are cheap these days anyway, just buy a new one.

I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher.

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA Device error 10 – Microsoft Community

I have the same question How satisfied are you with this response? Answer questions, earn points and help others Answer questions. Yes, I can hear it spin.

Problem occurs when vista registry entry is corrupted. The email address entered is already associated to an account. Tell us some more! It’s a software issue according to other forum posts elsewhere.