Solved: CD writer firmware will not update

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wpwilliams

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I downloaded the firmware update for my CD/DVD writer. Burned it to a CD per the instructions and restarted the PC with the CD in. The PC restarts, reads the CD and then... nothing. No on-screen instructions, nothing.

The CD/DVD drive is bootable per the bios.

Any idea how to make this work?
 
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Re-download and make a new cd for this it is either a bad download or a problem with the way the cd was made or the wrong firmware.
 

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ozrom1e -
I did try this twice. The first CD was burned using Nero and the second using the Windows CD burner.

No go.
 
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Then the only other thing is that you downloaded the wrong firmware for the drive or the drive is now defective due to this. Try another drive in the computer
 

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HP gave me the file on their website - it is for their drive, so I am pretty sure I have the right file.

However.... I did use Nero to burn an image to the CD, but when I look at what is on the CD I see the same .iso that was on my harddrive. Is there supposed to be something other than the original .iso on the CD??
 

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I found that I had not properly burned the iso image to a CD. Duhhhh..... :eek:

Consider this one 'solved'.
 
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