Posted 05 May – 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. After the driver update process, everything was just fine. It’s certainly not my computer, or I would definitely do just what you said. Sometimes it works after trying several times, sometimes it reads mostly fine the first time. The site is doing a great job by helping a few confused techies like me keep up the good work guys.

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Hitachi HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B Free Driver Download

Several functions may not work. When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

When you put in a CD, it tries to read it for a while and then fails. I just meant to take a drive from another computer and try that. I’ve forgotten my password. I need your help badly.

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Malware Removal Logs Forum. Posted 09 December – What’s the simplest troubleshooting method you know? I checked for processes running in the background and didn’t find anything suspicious. That’s all I was suggesting there. This is my very first post.


I tried to update the driver by having Windows automatically find the correct driver, but it could not be found. It reads DVDs fine, but randomly messes up regular data and audio cds, even when windows isn’t loaded up.

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

I probably will end up replacing the drive. Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. This system is at my job, and I may not be able to get back to it found out that I don’t have the clearance to go to the machine unsupervised, so probably a coworker will finish up with this gcc-4481g.

The user doesn’t know if it ever worked, because he never tried using it before. You currently have javascript disabled.

Help if you can. Posted 26 November – Posted 21 August – Sometimes it works after trying several times, sometimes it reads mostly fine the first time.

I took it apart and put it back together and cleaned the lens, and upgraded the firmware, but it is still the same Community Forum Software by IP. Edited by superzeus, 05 May – The random read error problems started gcc-441b about the same time when I unplugged and re-plugged the drive back in temporarily replaced it with a hard-drive.


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

It may dfd, but I don’t want to try it until I’m more certain: Unless you are talking about a ZIP drive, there’s something wrong there. My user’s computer is an HP Compaq Dm. After the driver update process, everything was just fine.

Want to thank you in advance for lending a helping hand to guys like me. If it is on it’s own on an IDE cable then just change it out.