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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 17013 8-Nov-2007 10:46
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I have a DT-ST-HL GSA H55L DVD-Ram drive that I just bought.  On Windows XP MCE system.  When I first installed it, it seemed to work fine.  I think after I uninstalled cd burning software the problems began.  Now, autorun doesn't work at all.  It has lightscribe capabilities but can't install the lightscribe software to make it work.  I tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling which hasn't fixed the problem and may have made it worse.  LG does not offer a driver download only firmware.  I am afraid to flash the firmware because if I do it wrong, I will brick the drive altogether.  Windows does not offer any DVD -ram driver downloads - the one it is using is from 2001, so you would think there might be a new driver since!  I would think that a re-install of an updated driver would fix the problem, but I have noticed that LG DVD-Ram drivers are very elusive.
Any links to a better driver for this device would be greatly appreciated.  Or any different ideas to try to fix would help too.

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  Reply # 94249 8-Nov-2007 12:08
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So can you use the drive normally? It shows up in my computer? What is the status of it in device manager (does it have an yellow explanation mark beside it?)

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Reply # 94407 9-Nov-2007 09:57
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I figured out the fix.  The problem was that uninstalling some burning program corrupted the registry for the DVD Ram drive.  It put an invalid key. So the fix was simple - download the lightscribe utility that also fixes regisitry problems here

I ran the utility and restarted and everything was good again, and the lightscribe feature was back as well.
I am posting this so that others may benefit if they have this problem with an LG Lightscribe drive

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