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Old 10-24-2007
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Exclamation DRIVER NEEDED: Panasonic (Matsushita Matshita) DVD-RAM LF-D201 (Windows XP Professional) [SCSI]

I found W2K drivers on Panasonics supportpage, but
not XP Drivers. Anybody got it?

Support Information:
Device Type: CD / DVD
Manufacturer: Panasonic (Matsushita Matshita)
Model: DVD-RAM LF-D201
Interface: SCSI
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Age of Device: Not specified
FCCID:

Type of drive: dvd-r/cd-rw (dvd burner, dvd reader, & cd burner combo)
Location: internal
What recording software are you using?: Nero/version

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Old 10-24-2007
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Default Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Panasonic (Matsushita Matshita) DVD-RAM LF-D201 (Windows XP Professional) [SCSI]

There are no Windows 2000 or Windows XP drivers other than the ones packaged with the OS. Why you folks keep on insisting there are, is beyond me.

You will not find any Windows optical drives on any website as there aren't any. None are needed in Windows (and Windows os from Windows 95 up). Show me one and I'll show you a DOS driver.

Optical drives never require a driver when used in any Windows os from Win95 up. Windows XP provides native support that allows this drive to read a data or music disk and to burn a cd-r disk. No support for playing dvd disks or for burning dvd or cd-rw disks. For those tasks, compatible 3rd. party recording & dvd decoding software is required.

If your problem is non-detection, please read post #24 in this thread: http://forums.driverguide.com/showth...t=21669&page=4

Are you sure it has a SCSI interface (or IDE)?

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Old 12-22-2009
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Default Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Panasonic (Matsushita Matshita) DVD-RAM LF-D201 (Windows XP Professional) [SCSI]

Jerry K,

You are unfortunately wrong.

You are correct for the most part: most (probably 99.9%) of regular CD-ROM, CD-R(W) DVD-ROM and DVD+/-R(W) drives, which are ASPI complaint on the software interface level, DO NOT require any drivers in Windows 95 and later (except for ASPI drivers in some cases).

However, most DVD-RAM drives REQUIRE a special driver from their manufacturer in order for their DVD-RAM reading and writing funcions to be utilized. Without that driver, they can be used only as a regular DVD-ROM drive.

The manual for Panasonic LF-D201 DVD-RAM drive clearly states this at page 32. It is located here: http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/LFD201.PDF

The driver for Windows 2000 should work in Windows XP without problems, because those two operating systems are almost identical. Most differences are of cosmetical nature.

I hope that this helps.
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Old 12-22-2009
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idea Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Panasonic (Matsushita Matshita) DVD-RAM LF-D201 (Windows XP Professional) [SCSI]

Ok, so I'm 99.9% right or 0.1% wrong. Big deal! How many people do you know that has a non-aspi compliant drive? I'd bet it's few if any at all. They are ancient by today's standards and won't compare in quality to the cheapest aspi compliant drive made.

It's amazing that you would take the time required to try to prove someone wrong, yet I don't see a single post from you where you helped a member (or even posted the driver you say exists). And trying to di$$ off a moderator ain't kool....., why not direct your comments to members needing help instead of whining about what I say to members. Sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut, and look like a fool, than to open your mouth, and remove all doubt.
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