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rileyil77
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HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

Hello! I had a guy bring in a GH15L DVD-RAM +-R/+-RW from his HP Compaq computer. He said the drive worked. I tested it on an Vista installed DELL computer and it burned DVD's and CD's just fine. So, I thought, well, I will put it inside my WinXP custom built computer to replace the broken DVD burner in my computer. It installed a default Microsoft driver, but anytime I go to burn a DVD it says media not present. I was told to install a GH15L WinXP driver from HP. I can only find a VISTA driver. Anyone know where to get the GH15L WinXP driver?

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Big_Dave
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Re: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

What was the HP computer model that the CD/DVD drive came from?

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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rileyil77
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Re: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

The computer it came out of was a Compaq Presario SR1913WM.

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Big_Dave
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Re: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

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Did your check here for driver updates?  I didn't see any driver updates but did see some firmware updates.  Generally firmware updates allow for better media compatibility along with other fixes.

 

What application are you using? 

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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rileyil77
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Re: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

I looked at both of the firmware updates and they weren't for the GH15L drive.  So they did not work.  Anywhere other ideas?

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Big_Dave
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Re: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

What driver version is installed now?  Go to the Control Panel and right mouse click the CD/DVD device and select driver then update and let Windows search for a driver update.

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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rileyil77
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Re: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

Using the Control Panel  to update the driver claims I have the current best driver installed for my hardware.  Here is the current Windows XP default driver that is installed...

 

Driver Infromation

 

 

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TheOldMan
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Re: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

There is no particular driver issue for WinXP to recognize a DVD drive.  The problem of the system reporting the media not present is getting more frequent.  See here: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

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Hi  rileyil77,


I would suggest you go to Device Manager and then see if there is any error mark on the CD/DVD drive entry (e.g. Yello Exclamation or Red Cross marks etc.).


For yellow mark -- Uninstall the CD/DVD drive by right clicking on the CD/DVD drive entry in the Device Manager, select Uninstall. Then, Run this patch-- http://www.onecomputerguy.com/reg/cd_restore.reg


Now, reinstall the drive-- go to device Manager and click on Scan for hardware changes. This should resolve the issue.


For red mark -- Right click the CD/DVD drive select enable. If you are unable to do so, then you may have to check the cables and wires' settings in the tower.


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Re: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L WinXP driver

Neither one of those fixes worked, but thanks for trying.  I'm not giving up on this yet.  I'll be back here in the shop on Tuesday.  Thanks again.  If anyone else has an idea...  Please let me know. 

 

Also the Windows Fix thing tried to tell me it wasn't a Recorder/Writer drive, but I know better because of the label on the front of the drive.  Thanks.

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