Hello, all! I'm an A+ certification class at the local tech center, and we were having a "recycling day" where we were recycling the old computers, and salvaging parts to keep if they would be of use. I kept an optical DVD R/RW drive that was relatively new. It's an IDE drive, with the drive on the Master slot with cable select jumpers. The drive is perfectly capable of reading CDs, but the computer does not react at all to DVDs. In the Device Manager, the drive (HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B ATA Device, in the Manager) says the device is working properly, but in Details, the device description is CD-ROM drive. I have tested it with CDs, and it plays music CDs fine, but I can't install games or watch DVD movies. Any help would be much appreciated!
I have not really ever had much success with the update device drivers form the device manager I would look up the support web page of the manufacturer and see if there are drivers there and at the same time there could be info there to assist in helping your problem.
I've looked, but couldn't fine anything. I did remove the drive from my computer and can tell you that it is an "LG Writeable/CD-RW Drive" Model: GWA-4166B made in June, 2005.
EDIT: Should have refreshed before posting! Right, if that's the case I'll just leave it in as a CD drive for now until I get a DVD drive. Mostly I just can't be bothered to take it out at the moment. Thanks!