Hi. Stumbled across this Forum, and hope that one of you might be able to help solve this problem, because it’s driving me nuts
I bought this LG GSA-4163B DVD/CD rewriter some time ago, followed the instructions, and everything went well at the time. This drive was the “master” drive on the secondary IDE channel. I also had an older Pioneer DVD-105S DVD-ROM player which acted as a slave.
Lately, an annoying problem has cropped up. What happens is that the drive correctly identifies when a disc is inserted, but when I try to view the contents of the disc via “My Computer” in Win XP (Service Pack 2), absolutely nothing shows up. It is as if the disc I inserted was blank. This happens regardless of whether I put in a software disc (e.g. to try and install a game), or a photo album disc, or a music CD or DVD movie.
The stupid thing is:
if it’s a music CD, I can play the disc perfectly normally via Windows Media Player
if it’s a DVD movie, I can play it perfectly normally via the LG-bundled Cyberlink Multimedia / Power DVD program.
But I am unable to install any software from CDs/DVDs because the discs keep on showing up as blank! Autoplay is enabled, but the discs don’t auto-play!
The same thing also happened on my older Pioneer DVD-ROM player. I thought perhaps I had too many drives (there were only two) on the secondary IDE channel, so I removed the Pioneer unit. However, the problem still persists.
I’ve checked the readings on Nero Info Tool, and it reports, amongst other things, that “Nero ASPI is installed and working normally”, but “system ASPI is not installed”. Do I need system ASPI and, if so, where do I download it from?
What’s going on? What am I doing wrong?!?
The PC I use here at home is a home-built one, with the following:
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 1921MHz
Bus speed: 167 MHz
Motherboard: GigaByte nVidia-nForce 2
Bios: Award FH
Memory: 2048 Mb (basically, 2 Gb)
Video card: ABIT Siluro FX5600
I’d be most grateful for any help with this. Computing has got so complex over the last 5 years that I’m having real difficulty understanding why or how this problem is happening.
Thanks in anticipation