[QUOTE=nctaylor;2500893]Go into control panel, un-install all the usb ports, re-boot with the DVD writer plugged in. XP will find the drive at is re-installs the USB ports automatically.[/QUOTE]
Its way too often people post a problem and during the troubleshooting we are thanking and giving as much feedback as possible to the helper. But when someone finally comes up with the fix it seems everything stops and eventually the original questions morphs into a similar family but different question entirely… We are all guilty of doing this at least once, including myself. And Im not suggesting Agent 3-7 did or will do this at all. Its been 3 years he has probably moved on. But what it is I do have to make the point of is this… Its been 3 years!! And Thank you NCTaylor! Dude there is no rhyme or reason he needed to address this. But he did. N thanks to NCTaylor answering a 3yr old question, my madness got to stop.
Bro i was searching 2 windows of fully filled tabs with different google searched forums hoping to find out why my LG burner was playing dvds n not burning them whenever it was time to physically burn. I read so many replies from people bashing the person asking the question, or ignoring 50% of the question and suggesting to do something the problemed guy either already did or made it clear it was not the issue. I read people interupting questions with there own, just a tad tweaked to suit there own personal problems. I heard it all. But I swear I only heard maybe 10% AT THE MOST, these posts end off with, " thanks so n so, this is the fix it worked".
So I decided to take the time to create n account here (only to learn i already am a member-small world for good tech support), n write this longass reply just to say thank u to nctaylor. U clearly read and took the time to understand Agent 3-7s issue n rule out the issues him and any others were NOT having. Which in turn helped you realize quite quickly (im assuming) what the fix was.
So thanks bro. Mine has been working ever since, And guess what? When mine stops working again sometime in the next month or so… Im just gonna do the exact same fix again. Because thanks to nctaylor I think I understand the machine is confusing that device or port with something else or it is not picking up (plug n play sort of) when a new device is added. So its kind of like some sort of plug n play service (although not the main one cuz I checked) was not responding. NCTaylors way takes us old school with computers 101 (which I know i forgot to even consider) n a nice reboot does it during bootup. Or in my case I think un-attached itself to whatever it was thinking it was attached to. So what he says makes perfect sense. Then again i could be wrong… but most importantly it works again! Thanks again for everyone else who finds this, reads it, fixes it, n helped try to fix it. N sorry to come off angry to anyone because as I said Im guilty at times. Especially after 8hrs of troubleshooting, I just thought it should be said with great detail.
[I]PS. Ive heard LG doesnt provide drivers, only firmware. If anyone wants to PM me or lemme know here if everyones issue is resolved, where we can get the closest thing similiar to those same drivers could you let me or us know? Might be helpful in the furure.[/I]
Later all… Oh i almost forgot to say this one little thing… Thanks NCTaylor!