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BURNER CANNOT BE LOCATED

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I have HP which I purchased about one year ago. Now I am having problem with the Burner. First of all, there was no power running through it at all. I took it out and put in back in. I am able to put a blank cd into it, which I couldn't do. The computer still cannot locate the Burner. Please advise.

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The drive may just be going bad but you can try to force your system to reinstall the software driver for it by deleting it and restarting your system. Sometimes this will force the OS to 'find' a 'new device' and reinstall the driver.

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