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Hl-dt-st dvd-ram gsa-h55n LG DVD drive not reading

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Sep 23, 2012

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area
If this does not fix the problem you might try
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
hope this helps

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Jun 15, 2011

Brajesh U need to Update ur DVD Writers Softwear From LG Service Center then u get a fresh div r/w OK!!!!!!!!

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Jun 04, 2011

you just need nero program and know how to use if didn't work ,

note : the cd or dvd device when you didn't use for along time that cause to damaged

if you see that is helpful please don't forget to vote me

best regards

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011

There has always been a problem with LG Drives,I experienced it too.Anyways try one of the following:
  • Get a Lens Cleaner which is easily available in the market and run it on the drive.
  • Check your drive with a different DVD-R and see if it works,if it does work,the problem is that the disk is unreadable,try washing the disk with toothpaste(i aint kidding this works)
  • Clean tray with a soft cloth
  • Last option,try the service centre
Thank You.

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011

Hi Vinayedia,

    • Download and install CCleaner (free) from Piriform

    • Run the cleaner to remove old un-needed temp files

    • Select the StartUp tab and look for any programs that you know you installed but no longer use or need, and disable them. Caution, do not disable any system files unless you absolutely know what they do and that you do not need them.

    • Run the Registry cleaner, when asked if you want to backup the registry, select YES, and save to a file you will remember just in case. I have used this program hundreds of time on many different system and it has never caused a problem, but you want to be safe, backup the Registry.

    • If asked about a particular file that it wants to clean, select "yes to all"

    • Reboot

Windows should reinstall the drive when the computer boots back up.

If you take all these step and you still can not open the player, chances are your CD/DVD componet needs to be replaced. Good Luck,

    • If this helps resolve your issue, would you please rate the solution.

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010


Thank you for your query

As with all CD products yuo do need to ensure that you use a good CD cleaner to keep it maintained, however this problem is common amongst alot of drives

Plese try the following

1) Click Start> Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager
2) In the device manager window there will be a option entitled 'DVD/CD ROM drive' with a little + next to it click on the plus
3) right click on the DVD ram option that is presented and then click uninstall
4)It will ask are you sure you wish to unistall click yes and then it will ask to restart your PC, follow the instructions through
5) On restart it will install the drivers
6) Once installation is completed retry

If the above fails, then it may be that the drive itslef is faulty, the only definitive test is to try in another PC, if it fails in there then you know its the drive

I hope this has been useful

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Mar 15, 2010

damian_27_11 --

If your drive was able to recognize a disk before, but now has stopped... POSSIBLE solution... (don't shoot the messenger on this one, lol!)

I'm sure you have tried, but have you cleaned your optics lately?
Using a Q-tip and a small amount of rubbing alcohol, and GENTLY rotate the swab across the lens, rotating it in the opposite direction you are wiping. This should "lift" any dust or grime from the lens. I would also clean the tray with a soft lint-free cloth (using an air-can just moves the dirt around, doesn't solve the problem)

Hope this helps!

-- RT

PS - Don't forget to vote!

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009

try installing Nero suite onto your comp and see whether it will rectifying the problem.

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Aug 21, 2009

Try using a cleaning disc on your drive.

If you can't read store-bought DVD's, or burn on blank DVD's even after the cleaning -
the drive is faulty and must be replaced.

Hope I helped,

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Jun 21, 2009

Follow the steps through the link. I know your Burner make is LG but same settings were applied in all DVD/Rw


LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Dec 18, 2008

Search for a driver there will be one available that fits your solution. An updated driver should fix the problem

LG GSA 4040B... | Answered on Sep 01, 2007

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