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USB Conect needs XP driver???

Just unpacked my dvd unit. Pluged it into my XP machine, and was told I need some drivers. Looked online, lots of firmware update drivers available, but liteon corp. says no drivers needed for XP.

Clearly something is wrong. HELP

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  • octave23 Jan 17, 2008

    the unit is a Lite On SOHW-1673SX sorry forgot to post

  • octave23 Jan 17, 2008

    I agree that the drive should NOT need drivers for XP. The lite on website says this as well. It does not explain why I am being prompted for drivers, or which drivers I should direct XP to.

    I have several USB 'mass storage' externa devices. Non are Optical, just HDDs,but they all work fine... Not sure what's going on ???

    Any ideas about xp settings that need to be changed??? or is there an actual driver, inf or something I may be missing ???

    Any Ideas would be helpful. Thanks

  • Nimz Mar 03, 2008

    I have a WD600ue External IDE hard drive.
    When i plug this using any enclosure it is not seen on my computer but it goes through the process of "found new hardware" and shows me that a USB mass storage device is installed. It also appears under Disks on the Device manager as Generic USB drive but i cannot see it anywhere.
    So far I have tried:
    1. Downloading and installing generic drivers for USB
    2. Tweakui power setup and played around clicking and unclicking the alphabets.
    any more ideas would be really appreciated, i have so much info on that HD. and this is the last time im buying a WD product.


  • mausroar Mar 29, 2009

    This isn't a solution, it is a statement.
    a solution provides an answer.
    a statement is an opinion.
    You did not provide a solution you just stated the obvious.



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You really shouldn't need drivers for this drive in WinXP. I could be wrong on this one.

Check under device manager for DVD/CDROM drives. It should be listed once it is connected.


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