LG DVD REWRITER GSA-H42L not reading DVDs [Solved/Closed]

Uvi - Jun 12, 2008 at 03:52 PM - Latest reply:  Khan
- Dec 5, 2010 at 01:45 AM
Hello,
I recently loaded Windows service pack 2 on my PC and ever since then my DVD rewriter does not read/write DVDs. I have installed the latest firmware for my DVD rewriter but that didn't solve my problem. When I insert a DVD and try to right click the icom under my computer, the PC freezes and then it says "Not Responding". Can someone please help.
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stricko 2 Posts Tuesday June 2, 2009Registration date June 3, 2009 Last seen - Jun 3, 2009 at 05:18 PM
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Hiya iam having the same problem what you can do is try this this might work http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems or

try this The website for this is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 let me know if these solved ya problem

Microsoft Windows Vista

Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image, and then click All Programs.
Click Accessories, and then click Run.
Type regedit, and then click OK. Collapse this imageExpand this imageIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.

Thank you, stricko 4

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Im Had The Same Problem But What I Done Was Install Vista Get The Cab Files And Put It On Flash Then Install Xp Then Copy Your Cab Files To System 32 And The Windows Directory My Computer Windows Paste And In The Windows Folder System 32 Paste Then Put Any Dvd Or Cd In The Drive And It Read And Dont Forget To Update Your Firmware Go To Google LG DVD REWRITER GSA-H42L Firware Udate Search Download It Install It Thwn Done Post All Comments To michaelvanheerden@yahoo.com
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