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

There are some registry entries that the troubleshooter does not fix and those “might” be the cause. I called up the drive letter for my quote-unquote defective DVD Writer, placed the data disc in the drive, closed the tray, ran a simple DIR command and waited for the “device not ready” message. gsa-t20nn

Posted on Aug 14, Click “Add” to insert ice video. Sadly, unlike my pop, I know next to nothing about electronics, so my last hope was that it was a mechanical problem.

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

First, I suggest you perform a hard reset. 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.

I read so many suggestions and not one of them sounded reasonable, considering that the drive had given me years and volumes of successful burns prior and I had already miraculously brought it back to life before: That’s why I was looking for a newer one online. Does anyone know where I can get it?


Check with your System Maker and Device maker for both possible firmware updates and the correct Registry entries for your drive.

I tried your solution but it didn’t work. Does anyone else have a suggestion?

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 would 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.

The steps to resolve this are as follows: Posted on Jan 02, Here is the link: This topic has been archived. If you would like to try updating the driver you can do so from the Device Manager. It has a yellow triangle with an gsx-t20n point inside next to it.

Jan 04, Acer Aspire Notebook. Helpful 0 Not Helpful Flag. Here’s the error message.


This solution cdromhl-dr-st my problem. How satisfied are you with this reply? 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.

SOLVED: Dvd drive(HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA ) not – Fixya

Message 2 of Thanks for marking this as the answer. Forums – a lot of real expert help http: Manually try this fix if the Fixit did not work http: Tell us about your experience with our site. It had been two days of cdromhll-dt-st and the damn drive would not come back to me. I’ve been trying to update the driver for days now but it keeps saying I have the best driver. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic.

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