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Problem with hp dvd writer 740b

Hi every one . im having a problem when i try to record dvd s on my burner . everything is good until the actual recording starts . it never goes higher than 1 % it just stays there and it never finishes . iv tried differnet disc and different recording programs like nero,dvd creator,dvd x. and alcohol 120 all the programs get stuck at 1 % . thank u for the help u can reach me at perico77011@yahoo.com My HP DVD Writer 740b will not recognize blank CDs... sometimes it will and sometimes not. HELP! Very frustrating and I burn my own music that I write and play ...and sell. Please reply ASAP!!! Thanks. 'Catfish'

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I can not get my dvd/cd writer hp dvd writer 740b to operate will not read and computer does not reconized it. I still get (!) in device manager, I downloaded the drivers not sure if i did it right

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Make sure all the cords are hooked up to it properly in the computer case and if they are hooked up tight and none are loose make sure you have music/dvd codecs on your computer get a codec pack and then it should write a cd like normal for a codec pack just go to google and download one doesnt matter what one

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I have an HP DVD+R/RW 16x10x32x4x2.4x8x Drive and i am trying to find the drivers for it to see if it works on my computer. I have tried typing up the Product Number and HP Part Number on the HP website,...


DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 740b Drive Firmware Update ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software7/COL16063/pv-42566-1/sp26595.exe
you must be logged in as the computers administrator to install this update
or
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07165&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en
Update your HP desktop computer to have the latest software and drivers available. HP provides many software and driver updates free of charge
hope this will help you
  • You must be logged on as an administrator to install this update.
  • HP DVD Writer 740b drive.
  • Blank floppy diskette, recordable CD (CD-R), or USB Thumb Drive.
  • Released: s.gif 2006-08-23 Version: s.gif HI24 Compatibility: s.gif Microsoft Windows XP
  • You must be logged on as an administrator to install this update.
  • HP DVD Writer 740b drive.
  • Blank floppy diskette, recordable CD (CD-R), or USB Thumb Drive.
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  • Blank floppy diskette, recordable CD (CD-R), or USB Thumb Drive.
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    If you still have the install disks try uninstalling the Drive and reinstalling , iif you dont here is a link to the latest firmware and drivers for your burner , make sure you download the right model but

    click here

    ok to uninstall your drive
    1. right click my computer
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    a new window will popup

    3. click on the hardware tab
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    the device manager console will now open , from within here find your DVD burner under the DVD/CDROM drive heading, right click the appropriate drive and click on uninstall

    now reinstall with the drivers and restart.

    also if this doesn't fix your problem try upgrading the firmware of your Drive.

    **im assuming your running Windows XP for that solution but i would think the process in Vista would be very similar.

    If you have a spare computer that is unused maybe you could try it on that machine and see if it works , if it does a fresh installation of Windows on your current machine may be the solution as it could be infected with a virus which just may have corrupted the window drivers.

    i hope this helps :)

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    My HP DVD writer 740b won't recognize disc


    You guys are crazy, another person trying to send someone to a repair guy to make money off us when in fact it would be cheaper just to buy a new one. I have the same issue with the same model 740b and this is driving me crazy I have been to a 100 different post andI will tell you what no one has a clue what they are talking about. Oh, restart the system upgrade your firmware, delete your reg file, its all BS. I have did everything in the book and this is what I have come up with. My drive reads some dvd disc I have created but any ISO or Auto play disc it doesnt even see it just keeps trying to load and thats it. So in my opinion HP or Compaq sent a update that did not require you to accept or approve and it updated the firmware with some info about allowing to use writen ISO or autoplay disc. Because it would seem to help with the cutting down of pirated software but the only issue is that if the software is an individuals and they copied it for their own use, who are they to intefere with our equipment. I may be wrong but it just seems kind of funny that every one is stating that this all happened around the same time. So in closing if you dont know the remedy do not suggest to send to a repair shop because you are an idiot then.

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