Helpful 3 Not Helpful 1 Comment Flag. Replace the drive, either warranty or out-of-pocket. Posted on Jun 24, Please advise, as this situation is becoming very frustrating. My drive had the D firmware, upgrading to E that was suggested somewhere and posted by DELL did not help me at all. Want Answer 0 Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered. Tell them you need the hotfix described in KB , and ask for nothing else.

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Posted on Jun 24, Make sure it’s displayed not as a cd-rom drive and why don;t u reintall it? MongoTheMad Sep 01, How satisfied are you with this reply?

Posted on Apr 10, Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. Acer Aspire Notebook. Sounds to me like your DVD burning program may be corrupted. Check the warranty on the drive.

GWA-4164B Support

Posted on Aug 07, Already have an account? Anonymous Dec 10, When i have windows search for gwa4164v driver it tells me it is the most recent update.


It seems as if the drive has lost its ability to handle DVDs. I rang Dell and over the phone they got me to run a test and after about a Bl—y hour they decided it was faulty.

You can’t post conmments that contain an email address. The email address entered is already associated to an account. I am going to buy a separate drive that is just DVD-rom so as to keep cost down.

Aug 20, Samsung W58E Burner. I dont know if there is a setting wrong, could someone please help!!!!! I saw above someone said to crossflash it with buffalo firmware, which specific buffalo firmware should be used with this drive?

HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B [CD-ROM drive] will only play dvds but wont play cds

The driver may be corrupted or missing. How can this be resolved.

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HL-DT-ST DVD +-RW GWAB Does Not Work – LG burner – Club Myce – Knowledge is Power

Well, but i mention it in the my computer. Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit Computer: The system does not recongnize the dvdrwab ata as dvd rom. They should supply you with a link to download the hotfix at no charge.


To Tom Scott–these drives are slaves, they do not need drivers. I have a my pc, Dimensionfor over a year now and have just had the same probelm with my drive ie.

‘HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWAB ATA Device’ problem – Microsoft Community

Replace the drive, either warranty or out-of-pocket. Someone told me the rom is not compatible with vista.

I’ve got the very same comment for a while now, and I’m starting to fear that now it starts not to read CD’s as well, for ususally when I’m playing a CD-ROM game my whole computer crashes. Related Question Hl-dt-st-dvdrrw gwab. No, create an account now.

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