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Old 05-22-2009, 01:05 PM
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Default HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B doesnt read disks.

Hi there,

Im having problem with the CD/DVD drive. Whenever I insert disks, it doesnt show anything in the D: but instead it keep poping up the message "Please insert disk into D:". Could some1 help me ? I tried to ask on yahoo but the only answer was from a rude guy who told me to *** off and buy a new drive.

Below is some info about the drive, if you need any more please just let me know.
Device Description HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B
Serial Number 35>3;236
Firmware Revision E113
Buffer Size 2 MB
Manufacturer Hitachi-LG
Device Type DVD+RW/DVD-RW
Interface ATAPI
Region Code 1
Remaining User Changes 4
Remaining Vendor Changes 4

Writing Speeds
DVD+R9 Dual Layer 6x
DVD+R 16x
DVD-R9 Dual Layer 4x
DVD-R 16x
CD-R 40x
CD-RW 32x

Reading Speeds
CD-ROM 40x

Supported Disk Types
BD-ROM Not Supported
BD-R Not Supported
BD-RE Not Supported
HD DVD-ROM Not Supported
HD DVD-R Not Supported
HD DVD-RW Not Supported
DVD+R9 Dual Layer Read + Write
DVD+R Read + Write
DVD+RW Read + Write
DVD-R9 Dual Layer Read
DVD-R Read + Write
DVD-RW Read + Write
DVD-RAM Not Supported
CD-R Read + Write
CD-RW Read + Write

Optical Drive Features
Buffer Underrun Protection Supported
C2 Error Pointers Not Supported
CD+G Not Supported
CD-Text Supported
Hybrid Disc Not Supported
JustLink Not Supported
LabelFlash Not Supported
Layer-Jump Recording Not Supported
LightScribe Not Supported
Mount Rainier Not Supported
SMART Not Supported
CSS Supported
CPRM Supported
AACS Not Supported
VCPS Not Supported
BD CPS Not Supported
Comp info:
DELL Demension E510
Bios ver. AO7

About 2 weeks ago, I format my comp, back then the drive still was able to read the WinXP Install Disk, after the format it stops reading things and keep poping the "insert disk into D:" message. I checked in Device Manager, it said the device is working properly, I even deleted the lowerfilter in Registry but it still not working. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the drive but it remains the same. Please help me !!

P/S: I tried to run Diagnos . at start up (F12) and it said it doesnt support the GWA4164B

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