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Why does xp pro see my dvd drive as cd drive?

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I recently moved my perfectly functioning LG GSA-4081 DVD burner from my old computer to my new one. Both systems are running WinXp Pro SP3

When I put in a blank DVD and click the drive letter I get the following error message:
E: is not accessible
Incorrect function

Also there is no recording tab in the drive properties.

Also nothing appears in the registry under the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives

Also Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management pane is blank.

Event Viewer error message:

The Logical Disk Manager Service failed while registering for device handle notifications on device \\?\ide#cdromhl-dt-st_dvdram_gsa-4081b_______________a106____#324b334347433042333720302020202020202020#{53f5630d-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}. Win32 Error: 1381.

Any help would be appreciated.
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by:dbrunton
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This seems to be an IDE drive.

Do you have two DVD/CD drives on the same cable and if so is one jumpered Master and the other Slave or are both jumpered as Cable Select?  There could be a conflict between the two drives in some manner.

If one drive how is it jumpered and its position on the cable?

Also check cable is firm in both motherboard and drive.  It doesn't hurt to remove and reinsert cable to make sure the connection is good.
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One drive - jumpered as master at end of cable.

I checked out the following link previous to posting question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_24417680.html?

I downloaded and ran Sophos Free Rootkit software as suggested. It didn't find anything but gave this warning: Error reading list of user profiles. You may not have access rights to the whole registry.

I am the administrator and the only user.
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by:dbrunton
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80 pin cable?  
And also try jumpering it as Cable Select.  
Check BIOS to see what mode it is in.  If in PIO set it to UDMA.
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by:nobus
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read this too :
http://kb.paragon-software.com/paragon/include/templ/object.jsp?catId=2124&objId=1644&foLang=enhttp://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-118067.php

and another DVD drive works fine there ?   then it can be your drive is failing, or needs a firmware update

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by:baudhead
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A scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware showed nothing suspicious.

dbrunton: 80 pin cable?  The cable has 40 pin sockets at each end (39 + a blank).

nobus: I've never had a DVD drive there, only a CD drive. I had no problems with the drive in the old computer. It had the latest firmware update.
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There are two types of cables for IDE drives; 40 or 80 pin.  Both are interchangeable.  However on modern computers the 80 pin is used.  This link explains and show the difference. http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confCable80-c.html
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by:baudhead
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dbrunton:  I've got a 40-conductor cable. I've jumpered it Cable Select. Didn't help.
I checked the BIOS but couldn't find any reference to what mode it is in.

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If you've got a 40 pin cable then get an 80 pin one.  That could be the problem.  If you have an IDE hard drive check its cable and if 40 pin get an 80 pin one for that as well.  Your hard disk and computer will love you.

Check your settings for the Hard drive and CDROM drive again.  There should be an indication of what mode they are in.  There may be a variety of modes such as Legacy, PIO, DMA or UltraDMA.  See what you can find.
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>> Check your settings for the Hard drive and CDROM drive again.

Check your settings for the Hard drive and CDROM drive again in the BIOS.
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by:nobus
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you can try this fix too : http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.htm      
and i've not yet seen a problem on a dvd drive with a 40-wire cable
btw - both are 40 pin; a 80 pin does not exist
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Problem fixed. Re-installed operating system.
Thanks for all your help everyone.
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