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peter on November 29, 2005
hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

does anyone know where i can download a driver for my dvd writer searched everywhere to no avail would really apreciate any help

im using xp pro and dont have a disc or any recovery disc that i can get this from unfornatly

peter.
MOMO on February 11, 2006
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

i would like to have drivers of hl-dt-st gca-4164b
Jayson Lou on February 27, 2006
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

Can you please send me the drive for this dvd-wr.
Model: GCA-4164B
Manufac: h-l ( Hitachi-LG)
Anton Rutten on March 18, 2006
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

I have a driver installed on my pc, but I have many problems with the drive, Magix Video De Luxe doens't work at all with this driver.
Roberto on May 18, 2006
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

Hello,
I'm a unlucky owner of one of those GCA-4164B I found inside my expensive HP Pavillion desktop.
This writable drive is so slow it slows down the entire machine. It seems to me that the drive has no memory buffer at all.
Moreover I'm unable to find any technical specification of this unit in the internet neither a possibly better working driver. Can you help me please?
Roberto on May 18, 2006
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

Hi
I solved the problem!
I switched the drive from CS(cable select) to MA (master)
now working correctly
RAUL spain on May 25, 2006
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hi roberto, can you explain it slower and indicate what cables I have to switch exactly?(sorry, but I dont know what is CS or MA :S )
thanks!!
RAUL spain on May 25, 2006
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

*more slowly :)
Mikey Aitch on June 10, 2006
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Had the same problem - 100% cpu usage and stutter playback with CDs and DVDs. The problem seemed to be the secondary drive reverting to PIO mode, even when DMA was selected. Using this: http://winhlp.com/WxDMA.htm sorted things out for me. Hope it works for you.
Dean on August 11, 2006
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I've got one of these drives in my HP Pavilion Media Center PC also. Bought the box last Christmas and soon discovered that when I burn a DVD it will very rarely play right through without the picture freezing at some point (varies but usually about 30 - 40 mins in). I use the included Sonic software to burn and play back on a domestic DVD player connected to the TV.

Reported the problem to HP when I noticed they do a fix for a similar problem on the HL-DT-ST GWA 4164B drive. Help desk were useless BTW - suggested I restore all my applications (duh!) and then when I tried again they suggested using the above fix (didn't work as it needs to be same drive ID). Gave up when they suggested I call them etc.

Again, if anyone has the fixed driver please it would be good.

Incidently, I haven't noticed the performance hit the others have reported but it does take a while to burn a DVD - perhaps I'll check next time.
Dean
Sy on October 29, 2006
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-42567-1&lc=en&cc=uk&lang=en&os=228&product=1148465&dlc=en

there's the firmware for it, hope that helps.
parky on January 17, 2007
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I used that link, wasted 3 cd's and no joy. Each time it asked for a blank one, popped it in, said it was burning bootable disc, spitted it out, auto popped back in then after a bit message came up bootable cd failed to burn. 2 bin files on disc that can't beopened?
slippalong on January 18, 2007
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I'm having problems with this drive in my compaq presario. Used to work well, recently I can only get Tuffdiscs to work with it. Anything else it doesn't even acknowledge. Serves me right for buying a computer from PC World I suppose. I think the only fix would be to buy a new DVD Writer.
Bonni on March 11, 2007
RE: hl-dt gca-4164b driver required

My GCA-4164B recently stopped recognizing and buring CDs only. It still reads and burns DVDs. HP/Compaq had been of no help to me. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I even purchased a new DVD/CD Burner and the problem was not fixed.
Ainsley on March 21, 2007
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HI I'm haveing problems with this drive to, few days ago it's stopped recognising any disc I've put in it, I can't find any info so fare thats helped to resolve, anyone got any other ideas?????
ivan on April 6, 2007
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

My GCA-4164B recently stopped recognizing and buring DVDs only. It still reads CDs. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this?
A R Talukdar on September 29, 2007
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Which dvd + or - RW are comfortable to rewriteon the disk. I had problem with MAXELL, VERBATIM
RE-WRITABLE DVDIES. Could you please let me know
which re-writable dvdies I can used that driver can read and write. I donot have any problm with
any dvd + or - R. Only problem withe dvd RW.

Thanks.

Date. 29.09.07
Vic on February 21, 2008
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

I've already had to replace one GCA-4164B dvd drive which failed under guarantee. The replacement is now not reading dvd's or dvd+r -r it just doesn't recognise format I'm looking at drivers and dvd decoders etc but think I'll cut my losses and install a more reliable drive.
toni on November 4, 2008
RE: hl-dt-st gca-4164b driver required

necesito actualizar firware
Hammerhead on February 12, 2009
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Let's face it folks, the GWA4164 drive is just a lousy POS. Go to every forum, and everyone is having problems with that drive. Whether it reads one type or brand of disk and not another, or reads but won't write, or won't do ANYTHING (like my drive). You can update drivers and firmware until you're blue in the face. I've done all the updates to no avail.

Just go out and buy a new drive, and be done with it once and for all. I'm gonna upgrade to a Sony drive. I've used them in a whole assortment of different computers, and every one of 'em has been just great.
eduardo on December 28, 2009
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EDUARDO on December 28, 2009
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