My LG DVD-RW drive cannot read .exe files, neither can it run "autorun".
I just built my pc, with a fresh copy of windows.. (I installed windows using that drive though). What could the problem be? I then connected one of my old DVD drives, and it worked perfectly..
ASUS P5W DH DELUXE
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
XFX 7900GTX Extreme Edition
2x1GB OCZ DDR2 667 (4-4-4-8) RAM
LG DVD-RW Lightscribe drive
I got exactly the same situation - same Motherboard with an LG GDR-8164B - just a DVD-R. Also had installed Windows, but couldn't install anything else.
I replaced the drive with one from my old PC and it all worked.
I assumed the drive was faulty and returned it.
Now I wonder...