The title says it all, I’ve had this DVD-Rom for many years now,
HL-DT-ST GDR8162B (Revision 33) (Made by LG)
Which can read DVDs fine, but I’ve never actually gotten it to write.
I’m using Nero8 and MagicISO to try to burn an image, and they’ll both
detect that it exists whenever it wants to ‘read’ something, but come time to write it refuses to detect it.
I used Nero8 Infotool and it shows positive check marks in all “Read” categorys, but that Write Modes are N/A. I was pretty positive the specs for it said it was capable of writing, and my searches indicate the same.
I started my troubleshooting by deleting the Upper/Lower Filters, and a restart, but that didnt help.
The drive started at revision 0015, and I flashed it to 0020 and checked
again, still nothing… so I flashed up to 0033, and thats where i’m at now.
the device properties indicate its description as “CD-Rom” although other areas say DVD, not sure if that is an issue.
I figured I’d try to reinstall, so I deleted the registry key for the DVD, and did an “uninstall” for the “Ide Channel” that both my CD-Rom/DVD-rom are on, then restarted.
It autodetected the Ide channel, except now it says “ATA Channel 1”
instead of “IDE channel”.
I checked my BIOS and its set to “AUTO” to detect the device, I thought maybe i could set it to say ‘DVD-ROM’ but there wasnt an option for it. When I do “auto” it brings up the HL-DT-ST dvd-rom etc. so I figure that part is right.
I have my CD-Rom setup as my primary drive, and my DVD-rom is the slave, is that an acceptable confguration?
The ‘only’ thing I can think of is that maybe my bios is not recognizing it as a cd-rom?
OS= Windows Vista Home
Motherboard= MSI 875P NEO
BIOS Ver/Date= American Megatrends V3.6 10/8/2004
SMBIOS Ver= 2.3
If anyone has any ideas to work with, please let me know… i’d be very greatful.