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HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

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ELROY PEDRO on February 11, 2005
RE: HL-DT CD - ROM GCR - 8482B

WHEN I PUT A CD IN THE TRAY IT STILL SAYS INSERT A DISC IN DRIVE D. (WHAT'S WRONG?
Faris Anis on February 11, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Guys, i guess we don't need any driver, we jez need new cd-rom, but maybe from other brand than lg. if the problem can be solved by a new driver, it don't take so long for lg to help us. better try another product.
Ian Parker on April 14, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I have the same problem with the 8521b drive - but only since I installed XP on my machine.
I was hoping an updated driver may be the solution, but I can't track one down!
christian badilla on April 19, 2005
HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8523B

When I put any CD to the tray the CD-ROM drive wont read or play and when I look to the properties on the device manager. it says that " the device is working properly".Please e-mail me for any solutions.Thanks.....
Eric on April 22, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I am having the same problem. I cannot find a driver for mine. I have xp on my machine. please help me find a driver you can even send on my email address. If you got a driver let me know.
Bill on May 13, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B doesn't read CD

I noticed many posts about this, has anyone figures out why it doesn't read the CD's? I know I have about 20 IBM workstations, and a lot of them seem to have the same problem. If you insert the CD rom, it won't read it at first, but if you remove it, and then reinsert it, it then reads the CD rom. And works fine until you reboot the computer.
I'm not sure if it's an issue with the CD-ROM, or with Windows XP.
Beegee on June 16, 2005
Benq 56X 656A-602

It's weird I got the message to insert a cd when there was one already in the drive. Went to properties, and found that it was using my burner driver. Got rid of that and went back to atapi, but still have the same problem. Tryed upgrade and roll back nothing works. Unhooked the cable to read the model # to look up driver. no results. Perhaps to uninstall and reinstall? Only my original os was compaq98. This is a compaq presario 7360. It's os was 98, I upgraded to XP. No problems till now.
Please Respond to any ideas!!! thankx, bg
Margaret Sheridan on June 20, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

When I put a CD into my drive I am getting an error message - D:\is not accessible
Incorrect Function

Windows 2000 is the operating system on this PC.

Regards,

Margaret
condonate on June 23, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

It seams to work fine for a little while if you remove the CDROM from the device manager and reboot...
Andy on August 9, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Same as above with the LG Drive. MMLGCD52 is the model number the vendor gave me.

Upon inserting a CD the machine either 1) won't boot. or 2)if already booted, machine will freeze until i remove the CD.

Contacted vendor, he says will send me appropriate driver... i'll try to post here with an answer.
rob on October 15, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

same problem hey.
Ryan on October 27, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

i have the same problem when i insert cd rom nothing happens please email me how to fix this prblem :)
Rob on November 1, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Hey i may have a fix. i had similar problem with my 8320b. im on an nforce chipset and finally tried uninstalling the nvidia ide sw drivers and now it works. just something to try :)
Jim on November 2, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Similar problems here, with one other wrinkle. When I look at the drive in Device Manager (right-click and choose Properties) I see the following message:

Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

I don't know what this code 41 is. Any ideas?
jim on November 2, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I solved my issue, very interesting. I'm basically a computer rookie when it comes to getting into the hardware but an earlier post (click the 'Previous Page' link at the bottom of this page) pointed me to an error page at Microsoft.Com and it recommended changes to the Registry file. Once changes were made it worked immediately. The article ID at microsoft.com is 314060. Good luck.
Kalana on November 9, 2005
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I'm beyond frustrated!

Okay. I have a GCR-8523B and GCE-8523B. Running XP. The GCE (burner) reads and writes just fine. HOWEVER, the GCR (reader) doesn't read anything! It shows up in the Device Manager, and in Explorer however it does not read any CD I insert - a written CD or even a legit game CD. When I go to Explorer and try to get into the CD it keeps saying "Please insert disc" or something. GRRRR!

I've tried the suggestion for the error 39 (ie deleting the upperfilters and lowerfilters in the registry), tried deleting the drivers in the Device Manager and rebooting, and I've even downloaded the firmware v1.04 from lgeservice and tried to run it - I got an error message reading "Mismatch Protocol between F/W and drive". - any idea what the hell that means?

So now I'm looking at the nvidia suggestion, but I have a Radeon 9200. - should I continue to research this or will I end all messed up?

Am I screwed? Should I just trash this thing and buy a new one?
SUNIL KUMAR, INDIA on December 30, 2005
HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8523B

Dear friends,
It's really a big problem for me that my CDROM doesn't detect any CD. I am fed up with this device.Earlier it was not detecting some CD's but know it has stopped detecting all CD's.the suppliers HCL computers in India are hopeless and the manufacturers are worst.To get a big orders they quote less prices,they use all sorts of bogus and third class items in the PC's and the user is the person who suffers.
Orvon on January 2, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Hi Kalana,
I had the same problem with upgrading firmware to my lg gcr-8523b Cd Rom. When I tried to run firmware I received the same error as you ("Mismatch Protocol between F/W and drive". )
The problem was related to virtual drive (ISO, Alcohol 120%) and after disabling the virtual drive I was able to run firmware.

Good Luck
kate on January 19, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

any ideas how to fix this, i am getting error 39?? i cant seem to figure it out - thanks!
mohammed on February 3, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

LG CD-RW HL-DT-ST CD_RW GCE-8525B
yo u can send me this driver
if you want talk me at this mail
tee on March 11, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM Gdr-8181b

does your site have drivers for my cd-rom/hl\dt\st
rusty_eyes on April 14, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I got it same problem "insert cd rom" HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B FW 1.04.
Help pppllzzz.
mp on June 1, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Same problem. Please Email me if you solve the bug.
abdozaki on June 23, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I`m using XP on this LG CD-RW cann`t read any data on any CD type
Bakr Zaki on October 25, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Everytime I try to use my HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B, I get "insert cd rom" even though there is one in . Can someone please help me fix this problem.
Thank you
Jabba on November 2, 2006
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

So how many of you farkin w@nkers does it take to repeat the same thing....that you have a problem with your drive????? We've sorta worked that out by now.

Has anybody a solution to the problem?
blade on April 29, 2007
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEME!!!! PLS HELP
Adam Saeed on August 29, 2007
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

i have problem's in my cd rom drivers please send me the installation to my email

best regurd's
adam
musty on September 6, 2007
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8482B

My system is not seeing my driver sofrware from the device manager. I am not even seeing the CD Drive. Pls Help

Musty
cabeer on September 7, 2007
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8482B

pls my system refuses to recognize the cd drive , thus cannot see or play any cd
MAHABOOB ALI BAIG on December 17, 2007
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Message:
I am facing the same problem with my HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8482B

i put a cdrom in, go to open it and it says please insert cdrom..

please e-mail me or reply with a fix!
ThuyLan on December 22, 2007
HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8525B

Everytime I try to use my HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8525B, I get "insert cd rom" even though there is one in . Can someone please help me fix this problem.
Thank you
Les on January 24, 2008
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

PLEASE REFER TO THE ANSWER GIVEN BY jim ON 11/02/2005 16:58:38.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
poetdragon on February 9, 2008
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Hi Guys, I'm here to help all of you.
I also have that problem because I also have a HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B and found out the answer.
Well you see your HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B drive can only read CD's and cannot write to a CD. I'll give you an information about that CD Rom drive.

Disc Information (D:\)
-------------------
Type : - no disc inserted -


Drive Information
------------------
Drive : HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8525B
Type : CD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version : 1.02
Buffer Size : 128 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number
Vendor Specific : 
Drive Letter : E:\
Location : 1:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 52 X
Write Speed : n/a

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
Read DVD-R DL : No
Read DVD+R : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read DVD+R DL : No
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : No
Write CD-RW : No
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Modes : n/a
poetdragon on February 9, 2008
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I hope my Drive Information helps.
Binh on July 9, 2008
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

down HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B
bang on August 14, 2008
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

drive
ashley on August 27, 2008
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

I am having the same problem with mine, GCR 8483B.... Says please insert cd, when one is inserted, mismatch protocol between f/w and drive, device manager says its working properly, is everyone using a dell optiplex?? because this is the cdrom that came with my dell optiplex, i've tried putting other cd-rom in here, same errors, but the cd-rom listed in device manager i dont think is the correct one, it is the one that keeps automatically installing when i uninstall the cd rom, it says under cdrom MS9247p AUQ141N SCSI Cdrom device, you can email me at ashley10885@gmail.com
sHAHID rAHI on September 11, 2008
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

SOME TIME NOT DETECT CD ROM DRIVE IN MY COMPUTER.
ZIA on November 28, 2008
CDROM GCR-8525B

My CDROM GCR-8525B cannot detect on both IDE sockets.What could i do to solve this problem.My OS is WinXP. Plz help me???????
mehdi on February 5, 2009
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

klk
The Path is clear... on May 1, 2009
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

Doesn't anyone have a driver for this hokey CD-Rom drive?
These messages have been going on for three years!!!!!
ALBERT on August 5, 2009
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8523B SCSI

When I put any CD to the tray the CD-ROM drive wont read or play and every time i used to open my cd i got to read the words "plz insert cd.when I look to the properties on the device manager. it says that " the device is working properly".plz help me to fix this problem.thanks...
ZAKIRHUSSAINOA on September 3, 2009
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

i can not access my cd-rom, erro code no. 39 is crupted
NASER on September 16, 2009
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

بدى البرنامج لجهازى لصوتى لى لجهازى ممكن
PAVAN on October 11, 2009
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

HOW CAN WE UPDATE OUR DRIVER
j on November 29, 2009
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

l-twe@hotmail.com
semsem on February 10, 2010
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

verrrrrrrrrrry thaaaaaaaaaaaanx
FFF on May 28, 2010
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

BBB
kakaja_raznica on September 6, 2010
RE: HL-DT-ST CDROM GCR-8521B

same fucked up problem.
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