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I have just purchased an LG GSA-H55L DVD burner in an external enclosure. It is conected to my laptop via USB. I cannot get the Laptop (running XP) to recognize the drive as something OTHER than a generic CD-ROM. I bought this thing so that I could BURN disks. How can I get it to do that? Is there a driver that I can download from somewhere?

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  • HuBarlow Jun 19, 2008

    I have tried all of the firmware drivers and updates that I could find for this drive. The problem is that they are all for the INTERNAL version and do not recognize the EXTERNAL drive. I believe that I have found a solution to MY problem. I do not know that it will help OTHERS, but I will post it here just in case it may. I had a trial version of NERO 8 on my laptop. The LG Burner came with a stripped down version of NERO 7 bundled with it's software. When I tried to install the software bundle, it SKIPPED the NERO 7 software, because I had a LATER version of NERO ALREADY. My TRIAL ran out and I had to un-install the TRIAL software. I RE-INSTALLED the NERO 7 software that was bundled with my BURNER, and I noticed that the DRIVER software loaded ALSO! The drive seems to be working fine now. Thank you for trying though!

    Thank you,


  • HuBarlow Jun 20, 2008


    I had already TRIED your suggestion. I do give you kudos for attempting to help. I had tried the GSA-H55L 101 Firmware Update, the GSA-H55L 102 Firmware Update, and the GSA-H55L 105 Firmware Update. I had even tried the GSA-H55N 105 Firmware update since THAT was what my computer seemed to THINK it saw BEFORE I stumbled upon the fix. None of them helped. Each time I ran the firmware, the program would tell me that it could not find the drive. The REASON was, I have since discovered, because the program does not LOOK for USB connected drives, but only ATA drives. The driver that I NEEDED was PxHelp20.sys.

    PxHelp20.sys seems to be a proprietary driver from a company called Sonic Solutions. It came with a copy of NERO 7 that was bundled with the software that came with my DVD BURNER. SO FAR, the only places that I have found to DOWNLOAD it, have all wanted MONEY for it. One place wanted 20.00 for just THAT ONE DRIVER! You can go to SONIC SOLUTIONS and buy a whole PROGRAM from THEM for LESS! I have submitted a copy of the driver to You can find it here: . You do need to be a member, and you probably should be signed in before attempting to click the link. I hope this helps anyone ELSE that may be having trouble with this.




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Update the driver with firmware driver with that. Let me know how it goes.

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    Lee A. Jun 19, 2008

    Well its not really a thanks for trying because I was at least helpful.
    Thank you though.



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