I have the LG4081b burner and are currently experiencing difficulties.
The drive no longer recognises blank DVD-R media - it says the disc is not formatted and that windows cannot read from this disc - I had this same problem 6 months ago and returned the unit under warranty. In both cases the drive worked fine initially until these problems appeared.
It will read CD-R's and play back DVD's but as soon as I insert blank media it falls over.
I understand I am not the only person who has had grief with this drive.
Can anybody suggest some things I could try.
PS This post should probably be in newbie section - sorry.
Anyways after reading some posts on the 4081b it is obvious this drive sucks. I'm going to buy a new drive so any suggestions would be appreciated - this LG experience has been awfull!!