LiteOn Slimtype LSC-24082K

There’s the product website if you need it. I’ve had a problem with this drive for a few weeks now. I was forced to upgrade to WinXP SP2. I did that and then I had to reinstall windows XP Pro because something fouled up the SP2 install. So, I reinstalled WinXP SP1 and then upgraded to SP2 (for school). Now, I’ve finally gotten all of my hardware working with one exception: my DVD/CD-RW Combo drive doesn’t write CDs. It reads fine, but doesn’t write. I contacted both the vendor of the computer and LiteOn. The computer vendor said they couldn’t help me because I upgraded to WinXP SP2 which violated my warentee (bastards) and LiteOn sent me a message saying that they didn’t know what I was talking about and to contact my vendor (sigh).

So, I come to you, intreped knowledgable types. I check to no avail. I also found a firmware upgrade for the drive and tried to install it, but the firmware upgrader said that the drive was the wrong type. The upgrader was looking for “Slimtype COMBO LSC-24082K” but found a “SlimtypeCOMBO LSC-24082L” drive. Notice the lack of a space in the second name. As a result, that didn’t work.

So, any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help.

drivers for the combo are not needed in XP. as always, try >>>

  1. go through the 10 points listed @ [though YOU may be no newbie, the trouble IS, and may be related to any one ,or all, of the listed items]. note: very important to keep the transfer mode on IDE channels in DMA mode. check them every now and then, they can change.

  2. update the firmware of the drive. check for updates @

  3. a)try another brand of CD/DvD disc. b) try burning at lower speed. eg., don’t try burning at 24x to 16x media; burn according to MEDIA speed limits, don’t try to burn at the cd/dvd drive max speed until you are certain that you can do so without negative consequences.

  4. a) disable and/or uninstall any virtual drives. b)install an aspi layer. preferred is v460. get it @

  5. a) update the burning program you are using to the latest release. b) uninstall any recently installed software. c) do a virus scan, and a scan with spybot s & d [ get it @ ]

  6. for XP or Win2K users, optimise your operating system Services for best system performance. for info go to and

  7. open taskmanager and shutdown ALL unneeded processes that are running.

  8. a) try another burning software and see if you get a better result. deepburner standard is free. get it @ b) for users of alcohol 120%, update to the latest drives support DLL [ look for topic “Alcohol 120% Device Support Patch Released” @ ] c) if you have multiple burning softwares installed, uninstall them all, then install one. test it. install another if needed. test it. and so on…

  9. make sure mainboard chipset drivers are up to date. make sure all cables and jumpers connected to drives are correctly configured with regard to master/slave setup.

  10. enter your BIOS and disable anything you don’t use. set memory speeds to default. set cpu speed to default. if you overclock, DON’T [until you are certain that overclocking is not the cause of the trouble].

  11. if you still cannot fix the problem, try the drive in another PC that has NO burning issues…if possible.