Problem in reading 8.5GB discs with LG 4163B DVD Writer

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the LG GSA-4163B. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi
I have LG GSA-4163B flashed to latest firmware released from LG i.e, A106.
Ever since i bought this DVD writer I have been facing issues in reading
8.5gb DVDs which have silver colored recording surface.
Generally these are the DVDs which come along with computer Magazines like Digit, Chip etc and also some Movie discs.

Details:

System OS: winXP with SP3.

In the Device properties dialog under Driver tab i can see

Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 7/1/2001
Driver Version: 5.1.2535.0
Digital Signer: Microsoft windows Component Publisher.

Driver files:
cdrom.sys
imapi.sys
storprop.dll and
redbook.sys

all files have file version as 5.1.2600.3311 (xpsp.080212-0003)

But the blue colored 8.5gb discs read/open without any trouble
and there is no trouble with 4.7gb discs in read/write.

[B]What format is these silver colored discs are?

and why the writer does not recognize these disc easily?

need help in fixing this problem.
[/B]


#2

[QUOTE=rmghrr;2103420]
[B]What format is these silver colored discs are?

and why the writer does not recognize these disc easily?

need help in fixing this problem.
[/B][/QUOTE]

The format should be the same or almost the same iso9660, joliet or udf.
Maybe your drive is getting old or it need some cleaning.


#3

Hi
but this problem is there ever since i bought that writer some 2.5- 3 years back


#4

If you needed to fix this problem i guess that you should have returned the drive, right now the best answer i can give you was in post number 2.