Solved hp cd read/write will not write w/ Win 7

September 28, 2011 at 14:51:02
Specs: Windows 64
Should I reconfigure for Windows 7? Is a new driver needed? How can I find this?

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September 28, 2011 at 17:45:45
Did it ever work? Did you just install it or what?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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September 29, 2011 at 16:37:06
Everything worked just fine before installing Windows 7 OS. I had been running Windows Vista (yuk!) prior to installing Windows 7. Unfortunately, it appears there may be some special tweaks necessary to get full functionality back for my HP laptop. I noted I had to download patches from HP to get my HP All-in One to work properly. I wonder if there are patches to go from Vista to Windows 7? BTW -- everything else seems OK. I even tried burning a disk with NCH Express Burn software from the net, just in case my original software was corrupted. It seemed the data DVD recorded, but no computer (including the one that made the disk) could open the disk. Sheesh! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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September 29, 2011 at 19:15:33
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Maybe we ought to start over.

There are a few issues. One is 32 bit versus 64 bit and the other is an upgrade versus full install.

HP usually has good support for many systems. It may be that all the required drivers are at the HP site if you need them even. It may be that not all are available for Windows 7 64 bit so that may be an issue.

What is not usually an issue is CD/DVD drive drivers. Almost everyone will work without any other stuff.

W7 offers a way to both read and write to disks. You don't really need a burner software. If what you are asking is that your old software isn't working then tell me that. We can direct you to good free burners that you can use if you don't like the built in one.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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October 3, 2011 at 11:11:42
Thanks for your info and suggestions. To respond to your questions:

1) I did a full install of Win 7 because I couldn't upgrade from Vista. As mentioned previously, all the other drivers seemed to work with Vista.

2) I have an HP Pavilion laptop, 64 bit. To look for missing or corrupted drivers I have Paretologic PC Health and Norton DriverCure. Neither indicates anything amiss.

3) My CD/DVD on the laptop READS just fine, but BURNING doesn't work. I've tried the Win 7 burning and it doesn't work, either.

4) I have a standalone CD/DVD read/write drive and that reads and writes just fine when connected to my laptop.

As you may guess, I'm rather stumped as to what is going on with the drive contained in my laptop since info is capable of being sent to a standalone device without problem.

Unless you have a better idea, I plan to simply go around this problem by using my standalone CD/DVD device.

Thanks again for your help. Lin

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October 3, 2011 at 15:53:15
You might need a firmware update on your drive. Check HP's website.

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October 6, 2011 at 15:10:00
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try this, too.

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