LG CD-RW CED-8083B Woes

vbimport

#1

Greetings,
I am hoping someone out there can help me with a little problem I have been having.

I have a compaq computer that came with a “LG CD-RW CED 8083B” drive. It worked fine for a long time, but then I uninstalled Norton AV and that started causing problems in WinXP Home. So, I reinstalled WinXP in hopes to overwrite the errors and reinstall some damaged files and what-not. Well, that’s when the trouble with this drive started. It now will ONLY recognize discs that have been burned. It will not identify any music or software CD at all. I am thinking some of the drivers for this drive were wiped out and installing Roxio EZ CD Creator 5 Platinum is the only reason it can still burn and identify burned discs… but I am probably wrong.

If anyone has any ideas as to what I can try to fix this problem, or what is probably wrong, I would be eternally greatful if you share your thoughts.

Thanks,
Amarach Drakhar


#2

hi, i had the same problem, but i don’t think that uninstalling norton av has anything to do with it. it’s just a crummy cd drive. mine lasted less than a year before it started not reading game or music cds, only burned cdr disks.
if it had been a driver issue, it would have been fixed upon re-install.
my advice is to invest in a decent drive. look on this forum to find recommendations.
good luck!


#3

Hi, Bill Graver here. So happens I’ve got an 8083b in Compaq pc with AMD Process. My problem is no software program to make it work at all. I tried Roxio’s Creator 6 with no luck. Can you help me out with the right program for burning cd’s? Thanks


#4

You could even try with a trial version from Nero (v6!) or CopyToDVD or Cdburnerxp. :wink: