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01-Dec-2004, 06:02 PM #1
Angry HP DVD writer/ cd-writer combo issues
Computer details:

HP Pavillion 735n:

2600+ amd athlon xp processor (2.133ghz)
512mb ddr sdram memory
80gb Ultra DMA hard drive
64 mb DDR SDRAM NVIDiA gefirce4 mx graphics with 64mb a;;pcated video memory
HP DVD writer/ cd-writer combo 300n
Windows xp home edition

The HP DVD Writer/cd writer combo 300n will no longer recognize blank cd media

the drive

The drive will do the following:
Copy dvds (movies)
Write dvds (videos/media/files)
Read dvds
Read copied dvds
Read cds
Read copied cds

The Drive will not:
recognize blank cds
Write cds
Copy cds

Programs tried:
Record now
Windows Media player
Napsters built in roxio cd burning software

Methods tried:
Updated the drivers(from HP's official website)
Updated the flash ware(from HP's official website)
Tried 4 different brands of cds: Memorex, Dynex, Sony and HP
All cds were compatible with my writer.
Scanned the computer with uptodate spyware program(Adaware SE 1.05 professional)
Scanned the computer with up to date antivirus program (Symantec Antivirus Corperate Edition issued by my school) NO VIRUSES OR SPYWARE FOUND
Up to date fire wall Zone Alarm

Found the following in my registry and deleted it:
Root: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value:NoCDBurning

ALL PROGRAMS MENTIONED ARE UP TO DATE

I forgot to mention what it does when i put a blank in
When i try to copy a cd or write a cd from mp3s it does the following
when the cd is inserted a small cd icon comes up next to my mouse pointer as if though it were reading the disc to let me then the program that i am using to burn the cd keeps telling me to insert a blank cd. so i eject the blank and try another blank, same thing it tries to read it then says please insert blank cd. no matter how many i try or what brands. For instance before this happened i used about 45 of my dynex cdrs then all of a sudden it will not recognize them. this problem is driving me nuts. any help is greatly appriciated!!



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01-Dec-2004, 10:43 PM #2
Looks like I have everyone as well as myself baffled on this one
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02-Dec-2004, 02:12 PM #3
the problem is only with CDRs? is there no problems with writing DVDs?? try writing with Nero and Alcohol 120. i'm not sure but i think its cud be hardware. get it checked by HP service guys.
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02-Dec-2004, 11:38 PM #4
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Originally Posted by opopanax
the problem is only with CDRs? is there no problems with writing DVDs?? try writing with Nero and Alcohol 120. i'm not sure but i think its cud be hardware. get it checked by HP service guys.
The only problem is with cds. I can use the drive rip from the drive....but no buring on the drive....weird...
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