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Hp dvd writer 640c

I have a hp dvd 640c burner that has troubling me for some time.I have no problems when burning a dvd, but when I try to burn a data cd or divx file (that is under 700mb) I get a failed to complete burn error . I know that I have tried Sonic, Nero , Windows , and just copying a file to the drive manually and all have failed. Dvds burn fine though.If anybody has a clue it would be great since I have my fill of beer coasters. Thanks Lupin

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I have a HP DVD 640c and the problem I am having is the bay door will eject and if freezes up the CPU will trying to open... It worked fine up till about 2weeks ago... limited usage... not that old either... HELP or buy new...?

Posted on May 24, 2008

Re: Hp dvd writer 640c

Hai it is not drivers problem. while burning normal cd you should select cd in the check box given on the top the screen .you should select the option cd or cd/dvd then you try burn it will work

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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Computer will not recognise cd discs for burning will recognise dvd discs computer: hp a1350a media center

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Aug 23, 2008 | HP PC Desktops

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Cd/dvd drive stopped working - matshita dvd-ram uj-861h ata devic

Hmmmm see try cleaning the temporary files which are stored ...I mean files ready to burn to dvd .. You can find them when u click dvd drive with out any disc in it.

Create a new user account and then remove all the burning software and then reinstall it.
If still doesnt work tough luck dear .. Reformat the hdd might help.

Mar 31, 2010 | Panasonic PC Desktops

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I have a DVD writer installed in my Compaq SR1230NX PC, but I can't figure out how to burn a DVD. When I pull up the options, it looks like I can only write CDs. I am not too good with PCs.

Unfortunately most all computers shipped with a DVD burner installed do not come with actual DVD burning software. XP Home nor any XP format come with them built in either. I can only suggest you buy a burning program such as Roxio Creator 2009 or the like.
I hope that helps.

Jun 26, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR1230NX (PJ518AA) PC...

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Drive does read audio cd but not dvd.writer also can't burn any.

If you have Roxio or Sonic installed, sometimes the configuration will get corrupt.

Uninstall all application software that relates to any CD/DVD burning, and try the following:

Download the following FREE is the best burning software I have ever used and it is FREE!
ALWAYS set the burn speed very LOW....4X for CD's and 2X for DVDS and you will never go back to the other burners again!
The BEST options for using InfraRecorder is to burn data discs, burn Disc images and to create Disc images.
I trashed Roxio and Sonic because they are too memory dependent and they contradict each other's configuration...

Tall Tiger
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Feb 17, 2009 | HP PC Desktops

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Cannot backup files to a cd/dvd

we may need more details but you can try this for now

1. are you sure you have a cd writer or a dvd writer (writer = burner)--- check the front edge of your cd/dvd unit and look for words like "writer" "burner" or writeable next to the word dvd or compact disc... keep in mind not all cd/dvd writer can write (burn) cd or dvds, some may burn cd but not dvds.

2. is your cd/dvd unit compatible with the media (cd or dvd blank disk) you are trying to use.. depending your cd/dvd especifications your dvd/cd drive is compatible with certain types of cd or dvds that are writeable.

3. is the cd/dvd a writeable cd/dvd and is compatible with your cd/dvd drive? for instance.. if you are using a blank dvd and your cd/dvd drive only burn cd/s and read dvd and cd you won't be able to write to the blank dvd.

4. are you trying to burn a dvd in a corporate computer.?? as a user (not an administrator) of your corporate computer you may not have priviledges that will allow them to burn dvd/cd's even you your drive and your media are compatible.

please post
the error that you get
the brand and model of the computer you're using
the type of media you're using

Oct 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Need new burner

if you have ide connectors (normally there is 2, 1 black, 1 blue) on the motherboard which you probably will have; purchase an IDE type one as you get the cable with them and use a power connector which you will have spare from your power supply unit as they are cheaper and easy to fit. See below for what to look for on your motherboard called IDE0 and IDE1

Sep 03, 2007 | HP Media Center m7060n PC Desktop

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Burn error

You unit is faulty.. replace the unit with a new one. The CD Write Laser has probably "Burnt Out" or perhaps the "Quadrant Detector" has faulted.. either way a new unit is only way solve ya problem ... sry :(

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