Thursday, February 10, 2011

How I solved code 32 for Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S

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Yesterday morning my Lenovo laptop was unable to recognize a DVD in my Optiarc DVD RW AD7580S.  I hadn't used the DVD player for quite awhile and wondered when the problem actually began.

I proceeded to go into Device Manager to check the DVD/CD-ROM drives.  There was a yellow exclamation point over the DVD icon for the Optiarc DVD RW AD7580S ATA Device.  Since an exclamation point means there is some type of problem, I checked the Properties for the DVD player. An error code of 32 was generated in the Status text box on the General tab in the Device Manager Properties dialog box.

I linked to to find out what Code 32 means.  Code 32: A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Need an IP Address

You are having network connectivity issues.
  1. You have ruled out problems with physical connections such as your cables and network adapters.
  2. Your Windows Troubleshooter in the Windows Help and Support Center pointed to a TCP/IP address problem.  
Use the Ping command. TCP/IP  is a network protocol used in the Windows environment. TCP/IP automatically installs itself when it detects a network adapter. The Ping command allows you to check for connectivity between devices on your network.

You should Ping the loopback address first. The loopback address is IP addresses that have 127 in the first octet are called loopback addresses. If this check fails, the TCP/IP configuration for your computer is incorrect. To ping the loopback address:

Monday, February 7, 2011

Losing your internet connection?

You are in the middle of something and you lose your internet connection. What a pain! 

You don't feel like calling the ISP and getting up to check your cable connections or resetting your cable modem. If your computer connects through a DHCP server, which chances are it does if you have a router, it means your IP address is automatically assigned by the server and can sometimes need to be renewed. 

You can do this by restarting your computer or if you want to save time there is an easier method. Try this: 
Go to START/RUN. Type CMD. 
Type ipconfig /release 
Press enter 
Type ipconfig /renew 
 Press enter.

Voila! Your internet connection is renewed.

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