Question about LG GSA-4160BI (GSA4160BK) DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

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Not reading any disc

I have the lg-gsa4160b installed in my pc recentley it has started to not read any disks and is showing as a cd drive and not a dvd drive

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  • ogilviejames Jun 22, 2008

    using windows xp/ tried downloading driver still nothing happening!!

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    i had installed lg dvd writer in my cpu. its show on my computer. but when i put a cd or dvd disc in dvd writer it asking please insert disc. in 2003 operating system. in xp operating system it doesn't show any data. i also change ide cable. please solve my problem

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Loss of driver, just reinstall supplied driver, if using VISTA go to LG site and get current driver.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Just got an LG GH22lp21 and it will not read a single disc. It will not even read the Drive Install Disc. It will burn no problem, but won't read. I cant find a driver anywhere. Thanks


Hello,
Just click on the link http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us
and also click on NOW RUN from right side box. It will automatically give youthe message, well or bad.
If the problem with the lens, you should try cleaningthe lens,with disk cleaner, it's already gone bad and there is no harm to take a risk to open ordisassemble the dvd/cd rw,click on the bellow link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaiTJYHQCCg
  1. When running your pc, open the drawer.>
  2. clean the optical lance
  3. http://www.howtodothings.com/computers/a3631-how-to-clean-a-cd-rom-drive.html
  1. now you can fit to your pc
If it does the same problemplease change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected. If you need more information, reply me soon.
Thanks .

Feb 25, 2011 | LG 10PK GH22LP21 DVDRW DL LIGHTSCRIBE 22X...

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A boot disk (startup disk) and why you need it?


The Windows installation disc contains the files necessary to start Windows, so it is itself a boot disk. A boot disk is actually not a computer disk in the shape of a boot. If it was, most disk drives would have a difficult time reading it. Instead, a boot disk is a disk that a computer can start up or "boot" from. If a problem is preventing Windows from starting, you can use the installation CD to start Windows. The installation CD also contains Startup Repair, which you can use to repair Windows if a problem prevents it from starting correctly. Startup Repair can automatically fix many of the problems that in the past required a boot disk to fix.

A boot disk (sometimes called a startup disk) is a type of removable media, such as a floppy disk or a CD, that contains startup files that your computer can use to start Windows. CD and DVD boot disks are often used to start up a computer when the operating system on the internal hard drive won't load.The startup files are also stored on your computer's hard disk, but if those startup files become damaged, you can use the files on a boot disk to start Windows

Earlier operating systems that used the FAT or FAT32 file systems, such as Windows 95 and Windows 98, a boot disk was especially useful because it allowed a person to access files on a hard disk even if Windows was unable to start. This ability also represented a security risk, because anyone with a boot disk and access to the computer could start the computer and access any file. Hard disks formatted with NTFS have built-in security features that prevent using a boot disk to access files..

Let looks at some useful "boot CD downloads" to create one for Windows OS,s.
1-Ultimate Boot CD for Windows - This BartPE-based boot disc comes with a huge selection of tools to access your data and get your PC booting properly again. Some of them are even useful.UBCD takes a long time to load and asks you some odd questions before it's finally up. But once it's there, you can edit the Windows Registry (yes, the one on the hard drive) in RegEdit, recover deleted files, and even run benchmarks. setting up UBCD is identical to creating a BartPE disc--with the same possibility of failure. But when it works, you get a lot more.Price: Free
Download Ultimate Boot CD for Windows.


2-Puppy Linux - A third party application to create a boot CD using Linux and great for accessing NTFS-formatted hard drives--especially if you're not comfortable with Linux's whole mount concept. Just open the Drives window and select a drive, and Puppy will mount it for you--in read/write mode, if possible.Puppy will mounting the drive with read/write permissions and you not only can copy your files elsewhere, but you can also edit them. Puppy Linux comes with AbiWord, which supports .doc files, and Gnumeric, which supports .xls. And even if it mounts read-only, you can still copy the files to an external drive, most of which are formatted in the universally accessible FAT32 file system.
But be careful how you click. Actions that take double-clicks in Windows, such as opening a file, take only one in Puppy.
Price: Free
Download Puppy Linux.

3-BartPE - The BartPE operating system makes a pretty good boot disc on its own, getting you into Windows and letting you access your drive. It doesn't have much in the way of repair utilities, but it has chkdsk, which should probably be the first one you try.To create a CD, the program needs the Windows 2000 or XP installation files. One place you're sure to find them is an actual Windows installation CD-ROM. But the recovery disc that came with your PC probably doesn't have them.
Luckily, if your PC came with XP installed (and thus, not with a true XP CD), the necessary files are probably in a folder called C:\Windows\i386. But I do mean probably, not definitely. However, since the PE Builder is free, you're not losing much if it can't create a disc.
Price: Free
Download BartPE.

4-Vista Recovery Disc - a unique distribution of Microsoft's own recovery tools.This Recovery Disc is basically a Vista installation disc minus the install files. It even has an "Install now" button that asks for a Product Key before failing. You're better off clicking the Repair your computer button. Among its Vista-only options are a tool for diagnosing and fixing startup problems, a version of System Restore that uses restore points on the hard drive, the restore portions of Vista's backup program, and a memory diagnostic tool. Price: Free
Download Vista Recovery Disc.

5-Trinity Rescue Kit - TRK's command line interface could humble anyone but the most devoted Linux geek.
If you take the time to read the 46-page documentation and learn the program, you'll be rewarded next time disaster strikes. Among the tools that will be at your disposal are a script that runs 4 different malware scanners, a tool for resetting passwords, a Registry editor, a program that clones an NTFS partition to another PC over a network, a mass undeleter that tries to recover every deleted file on the drive, several tools for recovering data off a formatted or dying disk, two tools for fixing master boot record repair programs, and hardware diagnostics.
Price: Free
Download Trinity Rescue Kit.



Hope that you understand the benefits of having a boot disk on your wardrobe.



on Jan 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC with Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750. It is using Windows Vista. Sometimes when I turn my laptop on the CD/DZD Drive will show in MyComputer and sometimes it...


Im not an expert on CD drives but I have had this case happen in many times. If it sounds like its starting then randomly stops it sound more of a hardware disk problem. You may want to try reinstalling drivers or getting a new computer.

May 22, 2017 | HP Pavilion DV6700T Notebook

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My LG portable dvd drive detects discs but doesnt read them.It started today and also mekes noise even when there is no disk


You should clean you drive head.. you may use a cd-cleaner to do this and if problem persists, then your lens is spoilt.

Nov 20, 2010 | LG GP08NU40 Super Multi Disk drive DVD...

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Disk read error


Hey,

If you receive this error in start up and your computer doesn't load windows. It was unable to read the disk.

Please use your recovery discs (or windows installation cd/dbd) to restore the computer. If the recovery discs don't solve the problem and you still receive the same error, the hard drive is possibly damaged. I would suggest to take the laptop to a professional for testing and fixing.


Thanks and good luck.
Ekse

May 03, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS990 Notebook

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Disc driver not reading discs


Can be several reasons
1. Disk is upside down
2. Lens is durty. Use CD/DVD cleaning disk
3. Disk is recorded in higher speed than your driver can read (for instance reading speed is 16, but disk is recorded on 24).
4. DVD drive is damaged or not connected properly.
Good Luck

Dec 10, 2008 | LG Computers & Internet

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Problem reading blank disk


go to your burning software and look up disc info if it blank you will not be able to read it but it will show disc size space etc let me know how you get on

Brian

Jun 04, 2008 | LG Computers & Internet

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Playing PC DVD roms problem


Dvd drives can read from both DVD and CD however due to technological limitations most DVD-ROM or RAM read up to slightly higher speeds for CDs than DVDs.

When burning DVDs professional companies that make prerecorded disks burn their disk at low speeds in an effort to achieve both compatibility and low errors, that is the reason their DVDs play on most DVD-ROMs. However DVDs me and you burn at home and work at high speeds are prone to errors and incompatibility with low reading speed drives.

As a result if your DVD-ROM has a low maximum reading speed then it can only read those prerecorded DVDs and only DVDs recorded at low speeds provided thre are not scratched.

I believe you managed to read those DVD movies if they were pre recorded.

Nov 29, 2007 | LG (GCC-4522BI) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo)...

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I am having a LG DVD writer GSA-4167B currently stops reading or writing disks after few runs


as with all writers eventually they fault at the lens and it gets out of line and cannot read discs, you can try the usual thing of checking LG for any firmware updates, but first:- Go to my computer>right click>hardware tab>device manager, then down list to cd/dvd drives and click '+' sign and highlight your writer, right click on it and select uninstall. Restart PC and it will be automatically re installed, try again and if no change you will need to replace the drive as they are cheaper nowadays.

Jun 19, 2007 | LG (GSA-4167B) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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