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HP DVD writer/ cd-writer combo issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mrcobra, Dec 1, 2004.

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  1. Mrcobra

    Mrcobra Thread Starter

    Jul 16, 2000
    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:
    Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer


    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!!

  2. Mrcobra

    Mrcobra Thread Starter

    Jul 16, 2000
    Looks like I have everyone as well as myself baffled on this one :eek:
  3. opopanax


    Nov 13, 2004
    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.
  4. Mrcobra

    Mrcobra Thread Starter

    Jul 16, 2000
    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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