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Lite On LH-18A1P DVD RW

I am currently using Windows Vista Ultimate and cannot seem to get my Lite-on DVD RW drive to work. Windows recognizes the drive and tells me that the newest drivers are installed, but nothing! It worked fine with XP. I have tried contacting Lite-on and that was a big waste of time. I was told to contact Microsoft? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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I have two LITE-ON DVD DRW LH-18A1P on drive (E:) and drive (F:) It has gone from everything working great to not being able to burn a DVD. When placing a DVD into either (E:) or (F:) it shows up in my Window's Explorer as a CD drive.... Only allowing me to burn a CD in these drives.... Can play past burnt DVD's though in both both drives.... hve tried a couple of different brand disc, LG and TDK and get the same message appears 'to please insert a dics', need help I do!!! lcs2

Running Window's XP

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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(not to be confused with other media players, and DVD players that are included with DVD Movies, such as HOTLLAMA, and Interactive - you still need a DECODER. This is a throwback to the early days of PC DVD ROM's that required a HARDWARE MPEG DVD DECODER be installed, usually in a PCI slot, and connected to your video card through the VESA expansion connector. Nowadays, the hardware is built into the DVD unit, but it still requires a software decoder to operate).

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If you don't have one, try borrowing one from anyone who's got one. You can also go the P2P route, and download one, if you're so inclined.
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