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Exclamation DRIVER NEEDED: Hitachi hl-dt-st dvdram gh15f (Windows XP Home)

need driver for an emachine dvd burner

Support Information:
Device Type: CD / DVD
Manufacturer: Hitachi
Model: hl-dt-st dvdram gh15f
Interface: Other
Operating System: Windows XP Home
Age of Device: < 1 year old

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

[url=" 1500&dp=1&qm0=hl-dt-st+dvdram+gh15f&jmd=and&fzz=d"]Find it on DriverGuide[/url] | [url=""]Find it with Google[/url] | [url=""]Research manufacturer Hitachi[/url]

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idea Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Hitachi hl-dt-st dvdram gh15f (Windows XP Home)

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

Fix #1:
If your problem is non-detection, ie: drive is not listed in "My Computer", please read post #24 in this thread: [url][/url]

It contains manual instructions on the delete the upper and lower filters fix, that will solve the problem.
If only one of the two filters are listed, just proceed with deleting it only, then resume.

Fix #2:
Also, there is a STICKY posted in this forum that contains a file from Microsoft and instructions that will do this registry edit automatically instead of having to do it manually.

Fix #3:
And here's another method that will do this procedure automatically for you if you're afraid to edit the registry manually.

[url][/url] (automatic fix, post #7, download file: Unzip the file, then launch it. I highly recommend this fix to use before the others. It's quick and requires no skill to use.

Fix #4:
Alternately, download and install the DVD fix from this Web site: [url][/url]

Download the file and save it to Desktop. Open an "admin" Command Prompt
and run the .vbs file by typing the following at the console window:

wscript.exe "%userprofile%\desktop\xp_cd_dvd_fix.vbs"

Now.... after performing this fix, don't reboot yet. Next, (in Device Manager), uninstall all optical drives listed (if none are listed, continue with next step)...

Reboot the pc or "scan for hardware changes". Your drive(s) should now be visible in My Computer and work properly.
If the drive still fails to work properly after performing any of these fixes, it most likely will need to be replaced.

Also, for optical drive problems in Windows Vista, read [url=" uct=3752864&os=2093&lang=en"]this HP web page.[/url] Even though it's for HP/Compaq machines, the same principal applies to all modern IDE optical drives regardless of brand.

If your drive stopped working after installing an Adobe product, please read [url=""]this thread.[/url] Note: about 2/3rds. down the page is a video that shows how to peform the "delete upper and lower filters fix".

This is a multi-page thread dealing with issues of the optical drive and problems encountered in Windows XP and Vista. It covers a lot of issues and the most common causes and solutions. [url=""]Click here[/url] to read the thread.

You can get instructions for performing this fix from Microsoft at [url=""]this page[/url] and from [url=""]this page.[/url]
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