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DVD drive being read as removable drive


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#1 sempai

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:29 AM

Hello, after I reinstall XP on my machine, Windows is starting to read my DVD drive as removable drive, I tried to look in google for a possible answer but I end up with nothing :thumbsup: , Hope I can get some inputs on how to solve this problem. I am using an LG laptop with XP home sp3. Below are the details of the drive:

HL-DT-ST-DVD RAM GSA-4082N

General Description:
Device type : DVD/CD-ROM Drives
Manufacturer: (Standard CD-ROM Drive)
Location : 0(0)

Driver:
Driver Provider : Microsoft
Driver Date : 7/1/2001
Driver Version : 5.1.2535.0
Digital Signer : Microsoft Windows Publisher

I also included the report created by Everest Ultimate Edition:

--------[ EVEREST Ultimate Edition ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v4.00.976
Benchmark Module 2.1.184.0
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer DEXTER
Generator Dex
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-02-03
Time 14:55


--------[ Optical Drives ]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ E:\ HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082N ]

Optical Drive Properties:
Device Description HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4082N
Serial Number C88B34063CE3
Firmware Revision HH02
Firmware Date 11/15/2005
Buffer Size 2 MB
Manufacturer Hitachi-LG
Device Type DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM
Interface ATAPI
Region Code 3
Remaining User Changes 4
Remaining Vendor Changes 4

Writing Speeds:
DVD+R9 Dual Layer 4x
DVD+R 8x
DVD+RW 8x
DVD-R9 Dual Layer 4x
DVD-R 8x
DVD-RW 6x
DVD-RAM 5x
CD-R 24x
CD-RW 16x

Reading Speeds:
DVD-ROM 8x
CD-ROM 24x

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-ROM Read
DVD+R9 Dual Layer Read + Write
DVD+R Read + Write
DVD+RW Read + Write
DVD-R9 Dual Layer Read + Write
DVD-R Read + Write
DVD-RW Read + Write
DVD-RAM Read + Write
CD-ROM Read
CD-R Read + Write
CD-RW Read + Write

Optical Drive Features:
Buffer Underrun Protection Supported
C2 Error Pointers 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 Supported
CSS Supported
CPRM Supported
AACS Not Supported
VCPS Not Supported
BD CPS Not Supported

Device Manufacturer:
Company Name LG Electronics
Product Information http://www.lge.com/products/category/list/...20storage.jhtml
Firmware Download http://www.lge.com/support/software.jsp



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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:54 AM

Have you installed the appropriate system drivers (chipset etc) for the laptop? If not Windows sometimes doesn't get proper information about devices operating through the chipset.
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:46 AM

Hi Platypus and Thank You :thumbsup:,

Have you installed the appropriate system drivers (chipset etc) for the laptop?

Yes I think I installed the drivers properly. I also tried to reinstall them again after I noticed that there's a problem.
Please let me know if you still have some ideas. Thank you.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:49 AM

Hi, I found out that the culprit of the problem was on my BIOS set-up. everything is just fine now. Thank You. :thumbsup:

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