[qanda]This question is published in the hardware section for the Lite-On LDW-411S/451S. Click here to view full specs.[/qanda]I am having a problem finding an XP driver for the DVD burner. Any pointers to a download location would be appreciated. I have downloaded (and Paid for) Drive Detective but it does think the driver is out of date. XP sees it only as a generis CD-ROM and loads the CD-ROM driver,
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The Lite-On LDW-411S/451S â€˜Driverâ€™ is part of and included in the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System and is installed doing the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System installation process. If you have all the current up to date Microsoft Windows XP Operating System Updates installed you have the most current up to date Lite-On LDW-411S/451S â€˜Driverâ€™ installed.
Perhaps it would be beneficial if you explained in detail exactly what problem your are experiencing with your Lite-On LDW-411S/451S that leads you to believe at you need a Lite-On LDW-411S/451S Microsoft Windows XP Operating System â€˜Driverâ€™.
Perhaps you are incorrectly referring to Lite-On LDW-411S/451S â€œFirmwareâ€ as a â€˜Driverâ€™.
Lite-On provides Firmware free of charge. Lite-On LDW-411S/451S Firmware can be obtained free of charge at the Official Lite-On Web Site ->
Lite-On LDW-411S Firmware ->
Lite-On LDW-451S Firmware ->
When the system boots it shows the lite-on DVD as a CD-Rom drive. I have downloaded and installed the latest firmware and tried removing the device several. I always comes up as CD-rom. If I boot an XP disk and do a repair do you think it will load the correct driver?
My apologies! Your answer made me go back and check again. I was able to read a DVD on the drive. I attempted a write and it seemed to write OK, but I could not read the disk it wrote on any computer. It is more important to read than write on this computer. So, my problem seems to have been a loose nut on the keyboard. Thanks.
Ensure that you are using known proven high quality error free Media such as Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim Media.
It is a well-known Windows XP quirk with Windows recognizing a DVD Burner as a CD-ROM.