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Hp cd-writer Not Working

When I try to burn a CD, it givea me an error message saying "Drive not supported" the driver works fine otherwise, Is it because I use Philips CD-W's?

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Depending on what HP computer/cd-writer it is the type of disc you are using may not be supported.
Older cd-writers often had a specific type they could write to, CD -r / CD +r.

You should try to find out what kind of discs are supported by your cd-writer. This CAN be located in text on the front of the cd-writer.


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I dont know either *********** board recognize dvd/cd if not do all.
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