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What Driver

By rev_olie
Dec 22, 2006
  1. Hi

    Im in a real pickel at the moment. I am trying to get a DVD RW to work on my computer. But windows has installed the wrong drivers. When we looked at the back it say
    I searched the driver section of Tech Spot and havent had any look. Then i found one with an S at the end instead of a 5 thinking i had mis-read the label. It came up with a message saying that i didnt have the apropreate hardware and that in the drive were my DVD RW is i have this:


    can you please help me find the right drivers
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251


    I have never had to install any drivers for any CD or DVD I have ever used, and they have always worked without error.

    It is possible that the unit is a LITE-ON MODEL LDW-4515 but it is in a case marked LITE ON DWDRW SOHW-832S VSO8.

    Question: what problem are you having with it ?

  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +8

    Pull the drive and look at the model numbers on the top or bottom of the drive. You should not have any need for drivers, but would need burner software.
    DVD Drives fail at a very high rate, and seldom last a year. They can look good and turn, but your disc may not be detected. There is software that can sometimes do a fix, but normally, if it is a close to a year old, or has been used a lot, it is a dead duck and should be replaced.
  4. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 598

    Well the main problem is that it doesnt actually do anything like wise if i was to put a Cd/DVD into it an acces the drive throught my computer for example it will always come up with no cd inserted and i have tryed it with all sorts of disks and it just doesnt read. I have looked at the back and it does say on it
    This is why im confused because i cant get/find drivers for it anywere and nothing seems to work
  5. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251


    Ever considered the unit to be faulty ??

    Try it in another PC, take it back and have the shop try it, etc etc

  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +8

    I agree. A $49.00 investment will save you time and money in the long run. The LG DVD-RW at Sams Club, Costco, and Wal-Mart are excellent and under $50. The LiteOn's are similar with only a small hit on longevity.
    CD/DVD drives are now the highest failure items on a computer. They are built to fail. If this one is less than a year, it is still under warranty... so take it back to where you got it with your receipt.
  7. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 598

    yer i think thts what il have to do cos it is second hand.Thanks for your help
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +8

    If you have the funds, a Plextor or a Yamaha drive will last perhaps three to five times as long as the LG or Liteon, but you do NOT want a Sony, HP, HCV or HCF, LaCie, or Acer.
  9. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 598

    darn i wish u told me not to get a sony one the first time it broke but i was also looking at a light scribe or a toshiba one do u know if they are any good
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