Bad media would be my guess. If the drive cannot be enabled, a required software service or driver is disabled or not functioning properly. If drive name is shown with a disabled icon the drive icon is marked with an arrow pointing down , the drive has been disabled. The Virtual Agent is currently unavailable. The software results page for your computer displays with the operating system selected. All Win File Version:

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From the list of available software and driver categories, find the software or driver you are looking for, click the category name, and then click Download. Posted on Jan 12, Resetting the BIOS might also resolve this problem.

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Please verify your product is powered on and connected, then try again in a few minutes. It worked for me on HPb with internal drive and with liteon external burner. Click the Software – Multimedia and Software dvd1400 Solutions categories and look for any available recording software updates for example: Please try again shortly. Drivers may be in development so please check back at a later date or visit the product dvd10400. We were unable to find any drivers for your product. Javascript is disabled in this browser.

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The max point reward for answering a question is If you are using a notebook computer, skip to the step to Clear the upper and lower registry filters.


Check the drive name in Device Manager If a window does not open when discs are inserted into the drive and the drive does not display in File Explorer, it might be a problem with the BIOS. Use the following steps to reinstall the drive in Device Manager and to determine if Windows is able to recognize the drive.

The steps referred to in this document provide a quick way to check the current firmware revision and if a firmware update is currently available. If not, continue to the next step.

Select your desired files and a list of links will be sent by email. Once you have installed the updates or if no updates were available, continue to the next step.

To reset the BIOS, use one of the following sets of steps, depending on the type of computer you are using:. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. Modify your frimware settings to allow Javascript to execute.

The list of all available drivers for your product is shown above. I just hope i don’t have to. If a LowerFilters value is listed on the right side of the registry editor window, click the LowerFilters value, and firmwaer the Delete key.


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HP Download and Install Assistant. Then I tried to uninstall and dcd1040 the dvd writer to see if that would help, and now i can’t seem to get it to read any disc i put in there. If so, select your model number from the list. If you find a firmware update, select the ones that apply. Most of the firmware out there is to region unlock, nothing else.

HP DVD Writer – Finding and Upgrading the DVD Writer Firmware Version

All Win File Version: It’s only listed as a Dvd RW drive on the computer thingy, though i think it had another name at one time. All my dvd’s show up as cd’s and not dvd’s and the all have no free space on them. Then complete the following steps. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address.

To access the BIOS, turn off the computer, then restart using the following steps:.