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wolfie on January 20, 2002
my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

aaarrrrrgghhh,why cant i get my writer to work! ! !

i cant get my writer to write since i put it into a new system,it reads ok though??

i need some ideas guys.
ive checked the things i can think of and have run out of ideas,ive tried nero,clonecd,adaptec and xp media player
so its gotta be the hardware setup,im using the win xp drivers for the writer(the only drivers i can find)
i had the same problems using win 98

my system is-

kt7 raid mobo
1gig athlon
creative 12x dvd/cd
lg 8042b writer
768meg ram
win xp
Pauly on March 18, 2002
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

Hey wolf was up. I want to ask you a question. Where did you find the xp drivers for the (LG 8042B). I have that burner and i need those drivers. I have xp and the burner doesn't work at all. Please give me the site that you downloaded that xp drivers for the writer.
Meunier on May 2, 2002
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

i have the exact same problem.

Have you found a solution yet?
wolf on May 2, 2002
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

i bought a new cd writer in the end!!
(an LG GCE-8160b)

i tried my 8042b in my other pc and it still didn't work

hey Pauly,the xp drivers were the ones that come with xp
darrell on December 23, 2002
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

for the love of god!!!! i can't find the win 98 drivers for the 8042b.... i hadn't received any discs from comp usa when i bought my comp and this writer came stock... i can get drivers for about all the other writers, but no help here. reads but doesn't write. LG doesn't have my approval anymore. does anyone out there have the drivers that they can copy?
ian on February 23, 2003
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

here you go the drivers.....

http://www.lgeservice.com/drivers/cdrom.zip
Billy Luong on March 22, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I got the same problem but my DVD writer is is NEC 2500D. It read OK but not write to it.
My system is P4, 512MB, 200GB, DVD xcopy PLatinum version.
I use XP driver ( I believe from windows update ). Does any body know how this DVD writer goes with DVD Xcopy platinum. I do not know what may cause this problem. I am very appreciated your advice and help.
David on April 16, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

My writer will write dvd+rw,dvd-r, but will not recognize dvd+r.Does anyone know how to fix this? Pacific digital tech servive never heard of this kind or problem before.
Dan on May 28, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I have a LG 8041b DVD writer with the same problem: it does not write any DVD's anymore, and it doesn't read RW DVDs .I've updated the firmware (a104), still nothing. What is the problem ? Can anyonne help me ?
(amd 2Ghz, ati 9800,xp servp1,hdd200gb)
Tom on May 31, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I have the same problem with a Lite-on DVDRW SOHW-812s.
philbert on June 23, 2004
lg 8240b

i had to format my hard drive...i can't find the driver disk for my burner...my computer reads the burner as a cd rom...in the device manager it says "no driver files are required or have been loaded for this device. to update the driver files for this device, click Update Driver." God i wish it was that easy...i can't find anything that works...Help me if ya can...thanks,
phillip
Daniel on July 6, 2004
Now, I don't have any problems

Hola...

I have GSA-4082B DVD Writer and had problems with it, didn't read and write but now I don't have any problems. I chage to WinXP and install the Roxio 6.0 or 7.0, nero 6.3, dvd shrink and the drivers from the cd of LG. if some one need the drivers I can send You by email.

Regards from Mexico

Daniel
Jim on August 1, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

Take a look at this knowledge base article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826510

Apparently an option has to be changed for CD or DVD writing due to the file system used.

But you then loose the ability to write to the drive thru of the OS, you must use 3rd party software.
Angel82 on October 15, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

instal nero6 and it work.....
half nuts on October 24, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

my unit will only read a CD when it wants to and nothing else!
Any one send me a tip ??
El Jafar on November 14, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I have a similar problem with Lite-On drives. I had tested two DVD-RW (SOHW1633S & SOHW1213) in two computers with a total of three operating systems (Win98, Win2000, WinXP) and both burners work the same way. I could burn only ONE DVD and then no more. All other tries looks fine until verification process is in progress. It reports CRC-fail. I tried two different brands of DVD-RW with no success. So far I have only tried the burning program included with the drive (Nero), but I have used Nero before without problems. Still it worked fine on the very first DVD.
Links on December 1, 2004
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

My machine went hay-wire and I can;'t find my driver for my Cd drives. COuld anyone send me the Lite-on DVDRW SOHW-812s and the samsung dvd-rom sd-616e drivers

Thanx
chicoQ on January 13, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

my writer doesn't write either, i've an lg ced 8120b, and i change to my other pc (i originally came in one pc, with win 98, but when i've change de os to xp, i've to install in the other pc (win 98), but it doesn't work!! only reads.....
help please.
K jonaas on February 5, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

My CDROM will read but will not write or copy to a new disk. I purchased a new Eide CD-RW+DVD drive and it acts the same way. my computer says the CDROM is working OK.

Any suggestions?
John Q on February 9, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I had a CD writer that worked for years under Win98SE; but now suddenly I can stillread from it but not write to it.
I installed a new Sony CRX230ED CD-R/RW, but it has the same problem - Windows says it is working perfectly, but Nero or Easy CD report no CD writer present.

Has anyone cracked this one yet?
kris on April 13, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

DAMN it!

My writer has the exact same problem as all of yours! I have the GSA-4082B and it use to read and write, but now nothing.

I reinstalled windows XP pro, and nothing... nadda, still same problem! Can someone please send me the driver to my email address, perhaps this will solve the problem, but I sincerely doubt it.

I have contacted LG and voiced my.. annoyance with my burner and the difficulties that it is causing me. They haven't responded yet, but they better or I'll never buy a LG product again.
Mark on May 30, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

Good evening all,

I've read the messages above and am also suffering with problems with my GSA-4082B writer. I'm not impressed with LG, as their product is crap. Simple as that really. I've tried DVD X Copy, Nero 6, 1click DVD and many more but to no avail. I've upgraded the bios but now the drive is in a permanent state of 'idle'. When it did work, it would only write 75% of a DVD and then the movie locks out. Zero help from LG support as expected. Time to buy a Samsung, methinks....Any ideas, anyone?
wrxtc on June 2, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

seems like everyones got the same problem.. LG should refund every person they sold their shity product to. Get the word out to STAY AWAY from LG dvd writers.
505Kelvin on August 5, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

Try setting the write speed to less than Maximum. Try 4x.
BurNinG on August 10, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

LG GSA-4082B Giving same sh!t... When starting to Burn it fails after "Lead-In" (Nero).

I've tried:
- Updated firmware (GSA-4082A208(ew).zip)
- Cleaned the lens.
Linkin Imp on September 7, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

yep. i've gone through the exact same ordeal with this piece of rubbish. no help from LG - they just told me i should buy another drive.
oh, don't worry - i will.... but it won't be an LG drive. rest assured.
Alberto on September 20, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

Hi.
I just wanted u to know that i had a problem with my BTC 16x double layer writer (1016m).
It wrote dvd's that i couldn't read in any way with any pc ( i tried about 10 pc's ).
I solved it by updating my firmware.

Ty and sry for my english.
Byebye and good luck with ur troubles ^^
just me on October 12, 2005
my writer (LG CD-RW CED-8120B) will not write

Hi,

I formatted my computer and installed windows XP
my computer is Compaq Presario 5000

The cd-rw is LG CD-RW CED-8120B, i installed the ADAPTEC installation cd and it prompts that the driver is not supported.

I installed Nero 6 and when i tried to write a cd it failed.

Is Nero 6 compatible with LG CD-RW CED-8120B?

Please help.
KARIBOO on November 2, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

Hi is there someone out there that could give me advice please, with regards to this driver. It is reading my dvds okay but will not write anything such as audio. When i try to burn an audio cd on nero it ejects the cd and tells me there is no cd in the driver, please help, thanks
PrinceMyshkin on November 24, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

My DVDRW is LiteOn SOHW 832S. It worked perfectly until I upgraded the firmware from version E to Version G. Now it will read but won't write. Worse, it freezes the entire system when I attempt to write to it. No response so far from LiteOn. It gives me some comfort -- not much, but some -- to see so many having the same problem.
Kelly on December 7, 2005
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

My dvd/cd rom was working fine until I reinstalled windows xp pro.
There are no conflicts in the device manager and it says the device is working properly.
I updated the firmware and it still will not read or write ANY cd's or dvd's.
It blinks a few times and nothing.
When I try to open a cd from my computer..it says insert a disk....there is a disk there lol
ANY help would be appricated :)
BillG on January 4, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

Was having a similar problem with my CD burner.

The following surprising fixed the "can read CDs but not write" issue.

Under My Computer, CD Drive, right click for properties, choose AutoPlay, from the drop down choose Blank CD, then tell it what you want it to do. I chose Open writeable CD Folder using windows explorer. And finally I can burn CDs again.

Hope this helps someone else.
James on February 5, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I have the exact same problem as the rest of you with the LG GSA-4082B except it is my friends computer, he transported the PC*with writer* in it about 120 kilometres, I am thinking the laser could have been jarred or something, I have exhausted my resources to no avail, I know for sure, I am glad I bought my Samsung for my PC...all I have to say in the end is I will never buy an LG product again based on this experience alone. And no one else should either based on their product support and service.
chris on February 13, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

My 4082b burns DVDs with no problem, but grenades music CDs with no explanation for the error (that's using XP, Nero, or Roxio). I guess the rational thing to do would be to buy a decent CD burner (this one would only burn music CDs at 24x anyway); I had an LG 52x CD burner in one of my last machines and it worked flawlessly...of course that would also mean I'll have to get a PCI IDE adapter. D'OH!
Jon on February 16, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

My Artec BKM-52X16C CD-RW/DVD-ROM will read everything but wont regognize a blank cd

system specs

AMD Athon .98 ghz
512 mb ram
20 gig hard drive
ati radeon 8500 video card
Sarah on February 25, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

Hey all! Can any of you help me? I have a samsung burner, it's a cd-r/w drive. I don't know what version. Anyway, outa nowhere, it just started not burning. Everytime I use a disc and I've tried several different ones, I get this recording error: There was a problem writing to the disc. All the discs are clean. I use sonic record now. I have also tried windows media player and when i copy something it says windows media can not copy the files, and so now, nothing will burn. I don't know what to do, and am proabably gonna have to redo my whole system do to spyware crud, and now, I can't back up any of my music or emails or nothing. Any help is appreciated. I've tried everything. I can only restore my computer back to so far with my xp home, cuase somehow some restore point got corrupted so I can't go back to like the second or farther. Sucky... thanks.
b simons on March 2, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I have the eaxact problem as all of the above, winxp, read but won't write (LG8024B).
Any help with this would be wonderfull.
b simons on March 2, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I noticed that when my burner(LG 8042b) stopped working, my restore points dissapeared and my xp firewall will not load.
Could there be any corrilation?
brian on March 3, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

found a fix.....hope it works for you...Check whether your IMAPI CD-burn COM service has been disabled or has stopped running. (run msconfig, or look it up via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services
chris on March 5, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I don't know about anyone else, but I checked in Services and the IMAPI service was running...
I'm starting to wonder if LG just released a bad lot (or 2, or 3) of burners and either doesn't know about it or doesn't *want* to know about it. As for me, I got a LiteOn 52x32x52 CD burner and said the hell with it; it's faster than the DVD burner for CDs anyway (the LG was only good for 24x if I remember right). I'm out US$30 but it worked right out of the box, and later on that night I burned a DVD on the LG with no issues whatsoever; like I said, my LG was only having problems with CDs which I thought was odd, but then I remembered that once upon a time it was a fairly common occurrence (something having to do with beam-width).
morshed on May 1, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

i want to by the laser of this produce(LG 8042b dvd burner) if any one know the site please send me my e-email address
Harry on May 5, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

My GSA-4082B can read/write CDs, can read DVDs (e.g. games) but does not recognize blank DVDs. It used to recognize them and every so often does so again but in general it does not. This has nothing to do with the software I am using to burn. I don't get that far.
Any ideas?
sunil on May 17, 2006
lg GSA -4167B

my dvd writr can copy sony dvds but when i put a samsung dvd it does not copy
cheposki on June 1, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

i have the solution.....change the cable to a 800 pin a that its, all will work fine, i have the same problem and i do that an now my dvd writer works fine
(please sorry but i dont speak english very well)
cheposki on June 1, 2006
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

change the cable to 800 pin
megaman on January 13, 2007
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

try disabling cd recording in properties....it may work
sean on June 6, 2007
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

I have the same problem with my LG shiit.

Never again I will buy anything LG. Never.

Should have known anything coming out of South Korea had to suck.
gloria on September 23, 2007
burner does not read or write

On device manager. It has an explanation on the drive
Bassam on January 4, 2008
RE: my writer will read but not write

please send me A file explain cleaning the cd-rom eye and the hard ware cause of couldn't cd write cd
james on January 24, 2009
RE: my writer (LG 8042b) will read but not write

found a fix.....hope it works for you...Check whether your IMAPI CD-burn COM service has been disabled or has stopped running. (run msconfig, or look it up via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services

thanks brian, i found mine was stopped, thought my old dvd burner was bad, bought new one having problems burning but could read.fixed problem. no i got two dvd burners. wish i'd read this sooner.
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