Sunday, November 8, 2009

LG GH20NS10 + Windows 7 = Problems (Fix)

If you own a LG GH20NS10 Sata burner and have installed Windows 7 or are going to do you’ll most probably experience some issues with this drive.

Windows 7 somehow got a problem with this burner. Already the installation from DVD is problematic. The installation takes many hours. If you managed to install Windows 7 successfully you’ll encounter another annoying problem.
Every time you put a disc in your LG GH20NS10 the system freezes.
If you didn’t even manage to install Windows 7 try the steps below starting with 4. and start the installation again.

Here’s the complete solution that may work for you if you have already installed Windows 7 and experience the freezing Windows problem:

  1. Create following registry entry:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci]
    "Start"=dword:00000000

     
  2. Or simply copy the above code into notepad and save it somewhere with the extension .reg and double click the file.
  3. Now restart your system.
  4. Enter the BIOS
  5. Select Integrated Peripherals
  6. Go to On-Chip ATA Devices
  7. Change the RAID mode to AHCI
  8. Save the settings and restart

Another thing you could try is to install the latest Firmware from LG.
I would recommend to do this in another PC.

23 comments:

  1. in my bios doesn't show ahci option
    help ?

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  2. My computer had the exact symptoms and the solution worked like a charm!!!

    Many thanks

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  3. Thanks a lot. Worked for me and saved my a lot of time.

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  4. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. One more happy GH20NS10 user!

    Useful, works.

    Thank you!

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  6. no consigo entenderlo mejor me lo podian esplicar

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  7. hay alguna pajina q lo esplique un poco major

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  8. Cudos to you. I tried everything and was getting ready to go back to XP. Set the mode to AHCI and my PC is going through the setup now.

    Greatly Appreciated!!!

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  9. Doesn't work. Whenever I'm trying to enable AHCI I'm getting a BSOD. Changing "start" to "0" for cdrom separately didn't work as well. =(

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  10. There is no such a thing like AHCI in my BIOS. Please, help...
    My symptoms are teh same as described. I added teh reg file, but can't find AHCI.

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  11. Yes ta worked after all else failed

    but what did it do exactly?

    regards

    Klopstock

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  12. Worked for me too... Thank you very much :)

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  13. works fine :) thank you very much :)

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  14. muchas gracias! solucionaste mi problema!!

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  15. amazing, normally starting up Windows ends with a blue screen of death... not anymore with your help ;->
    thanks

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  16. Thank you, my dvdrom works again)

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  17. THX A LOT !!!.....IT WORKS ON MY PC ABIT ANM2HD WITH LG GH20NS10 .....HOPE U HAVE ALOT OF PEOPLE TO HELP U LIVE OUT THERE BROO

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  18. IT WORKS FINE! THXTHXTHTHXHTXHTXHTXHTXHTXHTX*10000000 times!

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  19. couldn't install windows 7, lost hours - now it works perfect. thx a lot :)

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  20. Windows 8 does not work - ends in blue death :-(

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