Question about HP dvd740i DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner
Alright, here's the deal, after a long time of using Linux (Xubuntu to be exact) on my main machine; I switched back to using Windows XP Pro SP3.
CPU: Intel Celeron D 2.53 GHz
RAM: 1.0 GB (2 x 512 MB Sticks)
MB: MSI PM8M3-V (With VIA Chipset)
Vid: Diamond Stealth ATi Radeon 9550 (128 MB RAM)
AC: Realtek AC97 Onboard
HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax 120 GB 7200 RPM HDD
CD: Iomega CD-R/RW 52x24x52x Drive (IDE)
DVD: HP dvd740b With LightScribe (IDE), (Updated to latest Firmware)
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
I know the drive works, it's hooked up correctly and it reads CDs reliably without question. However, the drive will not read DVDs (Standard or Otherwise) and I can't seem to get it to do it no matter what I do. It just keeps saying that there is no DVD in the drive when I know there is. I have had issues with Windows XP Pro SP3 before, could this be the problem? Whenever I insert a DVD the green light blinks a few times as if it is attempting to read the disk and then nothing happens, what's causing this?
Updated Firmware to Latest Revision on HP Website
Uninstalled Drive from Device Manager and Rebooted
Checked Cabling to Ensure Secure Connections
If anyone could help me out here, it would sure be appreciated; please and thank you?
Common problem associated with XP SP3. After updating to SP3 there's a probem with CD/DVD recognition. Here's the Microsoft patch below:
Best of Luck!
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