Hi, everyone. Sorry to be that guy with 1 post who drops-in, asks a question, then skips town. I’m half joking… I intend to stick around and answer any questions I can. I didn’t realize what an extensive community you folks have.
Anyhow, here’s my issue. I’m staggered that I can’t find any information on this particular subject.
I have an LG GSA-H22L optical drive. I enjoy the LightScribe technology, which worked fine under Windows XP. But, when I upgraded to Vista Ultimate, things went south. In particular, the LightScribe host software doesn’t recognize my GSA-H22L as being LightScribe-capable. I find this to be odd, especially given that an older version of the LightScribe host software recognized the drive just fine in Windows XP (with the same firmware). My LG drive came with firmware version 1.0, but I upgraded that to 1.02 using the official LG ODD firmware updating tool in XP, before I upgraded Windows (I have the version of the LD ODD updater that automatically detects the drive model and correct firmware for said drive).
When I open the “LightScribe Control Panel”, which the newer LightScribe host software installs to the system tray, the “System Information” tab simply displays, “-- No LightScribe Drives Found --” in the “LightScribe drives” pull-down menu.
I have walked through all of the FAQs and troubleshooting tips on lightscribe.com. The LSSrvc.exe service is installed, running, and the Startup type is set to “Automatic”.
I’m using Nero Burning ROM 188.8.131.52 Update 1. I’m using the latest version of the LightScribe host software (I just installed it from lightscribe.com).
Is the LightScribe feature of this drive simply known not to work in Vista, or is there hope?
Thanks for any help!