I have bought an LG Super Multi DVD Drive (GSA-4120B), OEM version (no disks), and installed this on my XP (SP2) machine. This device came boxed as OEM and therefore did not contain any support disks, etc., and the http://gb.lgservice.com
site does not offer help in obtaining this disk. Every thing works OK except that I cannot write to the DVD. XP says that the disk in the drive is "..not a writable CD or it is full", and my DVD burner, Cute CD Burner, only writes data to the capacity value of a CD-ROM - it too is assuming that this is a CD-ROM. From day one, I have never been able to write to a DVD.
I have a stack of blank DVD's in DVD-R, DVD+R and DVD+RW formats and all function exactly the same.
The drive can READ all disk formats (the literature says CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM), can WRITE to all CD disks, can PLAY all CD disks and can PLAY all DVD disks and with the codec that I bought today, I can play movie DVD's. It just can't WRITE to a DVD.
XP in Device Manager shows the device as being a DVD/CD-ROM device (HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4120B) and I can access the extra tabs, for Region, etc. I had to make a small change in REGEDIT (as per Microsoft Knowledge Base) to get Device Manager to reveal the extra tabs. But every other dialogue box shows this device as being a CD-ROM and it is treated as such.
Any suggestions how I can read to this device.