So perhaps it wasn’t. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Breaking Protections in Hardware Cryptocurrency Wallets. It’s an IDE drive, by the way. I hope you get to see this reply and help me out.

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Central Illinois Local time: Normally, when you try to explore or view the CD contents, Windows Explorer freezes up until the drive quits trying.

Hitachi HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCCB Free Driver Download for Windows XP () – Rzip

This is my very first post. There are none for a floppy drive though.

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada Local time: I took gc-c4481b apart and put it back together and cleaned the lens, and upgraded the firmware, but it is still the same If it is a ZIP, disconnect it temporarily and see if it makes a difference. Posted 25 November – Many other people have had problems with this one, I see.

Hl-dt-st Rw/dvd Gcc-4481b Drive Not Reading Or Writing — Need Driver?

I probably will end up replacing the drive. It thinks the device is working properly never was an exclamation point there to indicate a problem.


Keep up the good work and thanks a ton once again. Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. I tried getting the driver from driverguide. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. However, you may very dfd be right, and I might have looked at it wrong when I opened up the case.

Killeen, TX Local time: If it’s still applicable, I can have someone check that the jumper settings are correct on the two drives on whatever cable it was on. That’s all I was suggesting there.

I hope the explanation is quite clear and this suggested solution will work for you. Dvs Guide, Malware Removal Assistance. Started by hotshotNov 23 Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers.

What’s the simplest troubleshooting method you know? As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in.

Hl-dt-st Rw/dvd Gccb Drive Not Reading Or Writing — Need Driver? – Internal Hardware

The random read error problems started happenning about the same time when I unplugged and re-plugged the drive back in temporarily replaced it with a hard-drive. Even though DVD drives are dirt cheap compared to what they used to cost, there’s no real reason to spend the cash unless you’re sure the problem is with the drive and not something else on the computer, so please, test that drive first.


The site is doing a great job by helping a few confused techies like me keep up the good work guys.

In the end, I don’t remember whether we replaced the drive It did, but I never got the “Your New Hardware is Ready to Dvdd dialog–I guess it only does that if it automatically installs a driver? Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. I checked for processes running in the background and didn’t find anything suspicious.

I tried to update the driver by having Windows automatically find the correct driver, but it could not be found. Have you tried using a CD cleaner? It’s certainly not my computer, or I would definitely do just what you said. I no longer had control of the situation at that point, and then I got laid off. Malware Removal Logs Forum.