DVD writer installation



Andy Hoe
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Hello,
I recently installed a new DVD writer - LG GSA 4163B. When Windows
starts it comes up with the found new hardware wizard. I ask it to
install the software automatically but it comes back to say that a
driver could not be found and I have to cancel it. I then get the little
pop up saying that the hardware is not installed properly and might not
work. The thing is, the drive more or less works ok - I can burn DVDs
for example, the problem is every time I restart Windows I have to go
through the found new hardware wizard which is a pain. Also, when I put
a DVD or Audio CD in the drive, instead of launching the appropriate
application to run what's on the disc, the folder comes up to explore
the disc and I have to start the software manually. Additionally in the
device manager there is the yellow exclamation mark symbol next to the
drive.
The drive didn't come with any drivers and the manual says it doesn't
need any as it will install automatically.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Andy Hoe

Win XP pro SP2 + all updates
Abit AV8 motherboard

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Andy, check here
http://www.cdrinfo.com/forum/tm.asp?m=108877&mpage=1&#109774

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=12429



"Andy Hoe" <andyLOVESsPAM@monkonLOVESsPAM.co.uk> wrote in message
news:3fk89jF850rfU1@individual.net...
> Hello,
> I recently installed a new DVD writer - LG GSA 4163B. When Windows starts
> it comes up with the found new hardware wizard. I ask it to install the
> software automatically but it comes back to say that a driver could not be
> found and I have to cancel it. I then get the little pop up saying that
> the hardware is not installed properly and might not work. The thing is,
> the drive more or less works ok - I can burn DVDs for example, the problem
> is every time I restart Windows I have to go through the found new
> hardware wizard which is a pain. Also, when I put a DVD or Audio CD in the
> drive, instead of launching the appropriate application to run what's on
> the disc, the folder comes up to explore the disc and I have to start the
> software manually. Additionally in the device manager there is the yellow
> exclamation mark symbol next to the drive.
> The drive didn't come with any drivers and the manual says it doesn't need
> any as it will install automatically.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Andy Hoe
>
> Win XP pro SP2 + all updates
> Abit AV8 motherboard

Pavel A.
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Do you have any burning software installed? It can cause this effect.
MS Media Player 10 also brings some strange stuff ...

--PA

"Andy Hoe" wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently installed a new DVD writer - LG GSA 4163B. When Windows
> starts it comes up with the found new hardware wizard. I ask it to
> install the software automatically but it comes back to say that a
> driver could not be found and I have to cancel it. I then get the little
> pop up saying that the hardware is not installed properly and might not
> work. The thing is, the drive more or less works ok - I can burn DVDs
> for example, the problem is every time I restart Windows I have to go
> through the found new hardware wizard which is a pain. Also, when I put
> a DVD or Audio CD in the drive, instead of launching the appropriate
> application to run what's on the disc, the folder comes up to explore
> the disc and I have to start the software manually. Additionally in the
> device manager there is the yellow exclamation mark symbol next to the
> drive.
> The drive didn't come with any drivers and the manual says it doesn't
> need any as it will install automatically.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Andy Hoe
>
> Win XP pro SP2 + all updates
> Abit AV8 motherboard
>

mambafia@hotmail.com
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
I'm starting to wonder whether there's a bigger problem with my
machine. I've just remembered that I've recently had other problems
with hardware not installing properly because it hasn't been detected
right. I had a USB hub which did the same thing and I dusted off a
printer which hadn't been used for a while which was doing something
similar. I just assumed it wasn't working properly anymore as it hadn't
been looked after very well. Other things have installed fine though. I
may have to bite the bullet and rebuild my machine - hopefully that
will sort things out.


DVD writer installation