LG BH10LS30 won't read any Disks in Windows 8.1

  Bobz19 11:00 19 Mar 2014

...Last time on Bob c*cked it up:

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First visible problem: In BIOS the Drive was visible and set to Boot priority #1, but it didn't recognise a Windows 8.1 OS OEM DVD disc after many resets. That was fine to bypass though, by creating an ISO image of the disc, then put it on to Flash drive.

I Booted from that.

I installed all updated drivers and utility recommended from the Motherboard Company (MSI) then from the GPU Company (NVidia)

I tested some CD & DVD Games which is what I mostly intend to use the optical drive for.

I did not think you had to have software to play CD & DVD Game disks for this optical drive on Windows 8.1, is this where the problem lies?

  chub_tor 16:16 19 Mar 2014

New firmware for this drive was released a short time ago. Click Here you might want to check that you have it installed.

  Bris 20:06 19 Mar 2014

I am using one of these drives on W8.1 with the original firmware with no problems encountered so far.

Try plugging it into a SATA 2 port.

Maybe a firmware update as chub_tor suggested will cure your problem.

  imendpc 09:31 23 Mar 2014

For optical drives using Windows XP SP2, Vista and Windows 7, no special device driver is required as this is carried out in BIOS initially then load standard Windows drivers automatically. This fact is confirmed again by its manual. The cause is most likely to be the LG BH10LS30, either test it in another computer or place another optical drive in its place. But before you do this try the simplest thing which is to plug the sata cable into different sata ports on your motherboard. There is a tiniest of chance that the firmware is corrupted so worth updating this but firmware in itself is sufficient to use its drive at a BIOS level. You can also load the bios defaults just in case.

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