Problem is I cant find drivers. The had originally been working. Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? PhilbertB , Aug 9, Can anybody help me? Aug 9, Messages: No, create an account now.

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Chances are that you had some other burning software installed before the reinstallation.

‘HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWAB ATA Device’ problem – Microsoft Community

No, create an account now. DVD drive will play sound from cds but not from dvds??? I’ve updated the driver, removed the uppper and lower key things as recommended by Microsoft but nothing makes it work. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Cookiegal Sep 30, Sorry…been a long day. My drive had the D firmware, upgrading to E that was suggested somewhere and posted by DELL did not help me at all.

Your name or email address: You must log in or sign up to reply here. I dd know if there is a setting wrong, could someone please help!!!!! The GWAB is a bl-dt-st drive. Yes, my password is: Make sure it’s displayed not as a cd-rom drive and why don;t u reintall it? Search this forum and you will see quite a lot of complaints about it.


All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. Anyway thanks for the infos Did I kill my drive? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Join overother people just like you! I cvd an XPS and this horrible drive came with it. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.

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Outlaw Dec 27, at Any guidance on how to correct this problem is much welcome alternatively, tips of a good replacement drive are also welcome. There’s another drive as well, again a standard one that came with this Dell, and it didn’t install either. Or you can download this reg file to do the same thing. Well, but i mention it in the my computer.

HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B [CD-ROM drive] will only play dvds but wont play cds

When you reinstalled, those drivers were removed, but the entry in the registry hl–dt-st load them was still there. Talked to LG the makers of this device… They gave me a microsoft fixit program called MicrosoftFixit Nov 18, Messages: How do I clear space in my OS drive? No drivers needed or wanted. It seems as if the drive has lost its ability to handle DVDs.


So the drive is troublesome, cannot burn make lightscribe image, frequently error and showing “please insert disc”.

I have a my pc, Dimensionfor over a year now and have just had the same probelm with my drive ie. This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

I have upgraded to the 1.