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My cd rom always read a cd as blank

It could not read anything any type of cd it always say it is blank even if it is not

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Take your dvd-rw out and get the model number and make. go to the manufacturers website and then get the new firmware and firmware updating software and flash the firmware of your dvd-rw

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sorry to inform you that your drive HP 344542-005 is just a dvd rom drive. Its not a burner and will never burn a dvd. not even a cd.

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Chek wtat is written on front panel
If it DVD-RW it can record only DVD-R blank, if it + so only +R
or DVD-RAM. If it is DVD +/- RW or RAM it can record any disk.
Also chek the speed for you DVD and disk you using.
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