Windows Detection Problem

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#1

ok, here’s my problem. i recently installed a LG GSA-4163B DVD-RW in my computer and windows kept asking for DVD-RAM drivers every time i loaded windows but at the time i couldn’t find any such drivers, so i thought maybe doing a windows repair might fix the problem…this only made it worse…now it does not detect any drive at all…but now i have the DVD-RAM driver lol…what do i have to do to get it back?


#2

First idea as always:
Go to Device Manager, expand CD/DVD Rom Drives, delete them one by one (if Win asks for Reboot, say “No” or “Do that later” or what it was. After removing the last DVD/CD-ROM drive, reboot. This mostly helps.

Keep us updated :wink:

EDIT: Sorry, if windows did not even recognize them, you are out of luck probably :frowning: You may want to try the Hardware Wizard and see whether it finds something.


#3

ok it just asked for the DVD-RAM driver again after i put the old drive back in…i gave it the location, doesn’t work, ran the installer for the drivers…still doesn’t work…this is a pain in the ass…


#4

Hi. Aren’t you the person who sent me a PM asking for German-language DVD-RAM drive files?

Was it just because the GSA-4163B drive was not recognized in your PC at all? In that case, DVD-RAM driver is not what is needed. You don’t need a DVD-RAM driver to use GSA-4163B. Just have a clean-installed Windows XP PC or any other version of OS.


#5

nope, wasn’t the one that pmed you.

and ya i was thinking that i would have to do a fresh install.

also…what would cause nero to lock up at 4% when burning? (cd-rw not the 4163b)


#6

Maybe I was confused (I recently got too many messages.)

Locking a drive while it’s burning a disk??? Locking an ODD means the burning software is locking it to prevent interference I thought.


#7

for example i will try to copy a disc, it will cache the disc then ask for the blank media, so i put it in, and then it starts, gets to 4% and freezes. also, is there any way i can get windows to detect the 4163b without doing a fresh install?


#8

There must be ways, but a PC has so many components and every user has different combination of OS and applications.

Which drive is experiencing the 4% freeze? A CD writer or GSA-4163B? If a CD-R media freezes at 4% while burning, it must be an incompatible or defective media. (Unless the drive itself is defective, that is, which is far less likely.)


#9

hmm it may be that particular brand of disc, as it does it for all the discs i think…

it is the CD-RW that is having the problem…i am going to try using Alcohol 120% instead of Nero see if anything changes…