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LightScribe installed properly, but not seen by other software.

This LightScribe burner is OEM and came with the prepackaged HP computer (Pavilion a1130n). The hp website does not have any new firmware or updates for this item. The drive itself reads and writes CDs and DVD perfectly.

The LightScribe Control Panel shows that the "hp DVD640c" Lightscribe burner is active and installed.

I have installed all of the software, control panels, and updates from http://www.lightscribe.com/index.aspx

I have properly inserted new lightscribe disks into the driver too, and if I didn't, the software will remind me. (The reminder doesn't happen, because the software doesn't know that lightscribe exists).

However, SureThing software does not list the "hp DVD640c" as a possible printer. As a matter of fact NERO lightscribe labeler doesn't see it either.

This is the second time I have come across this on 2 different computers (which happen to have MS Office 2003 installed with thier "Image Writers" listed in the print options). My own computer has no problem with LightScribe (and no Office 2003), and I have tried these other burners on mine and had no problem burning labels with them.


[EDITED] - I also loaded the LightScribe Diagnostic utility, and it shows a lightscribe driver installed and working correctly, and it DID dectect writable lightscribe disk inserted into the driver.

I have WindowXP fresh copy installed yesturday with all of the recent updates, including xp SPK3 , and I wonder if this "printer driver" is being ignored by some other software driver.

I uninstalled the lightscribe driver from the the Device Manager and rebooted Windows XP, and still no fix.


Any help is appreciated.

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Software problem with NERO and Surething LightScribe. Didn't see the "LightScribe' option in thier software.

Droppix Lightscribe software worked fine.

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