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Lightscribe CD Burner

I have the HP Compaq Desk top computer and the lightscribe CD Burner. I could previously burn my labels by clicking on sonic and download my music and use the CD labeler program to put in the song titles and artist names. I had to recently use the recovery program on the computer, but after recovering programs and rebooting, when I went into Lightscribe labeling program instead of coming up with sonic Express labeling, it wants to open with Surething labeling program which will only allow me to print out paper labels. It is my understanding that the recovery program should restore my computer to the original factory specs. I can burn templates and music, but not titles, artist and song times. How Can I correct this.?

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  • bigbone53 Jan 14, 2009

    i turn to cd over after burning selections and it is not labeling songs on cd



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Try and reinstall the sonic program if you have it. it sounds like the computer did not have the sonic software on it when you bought it, so it would have been removed when you restored your computer.

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    how was that information inappropriate?!!!!



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I have a Superwritemaster dvd/cd duplicator with lightscribe capability. But I can't get the lightscribe to work. Help!

>You need to install the drivers for Lightscribe; if you don't have them Google Lightscribe HP and you should find them on the HP website. Then you need a disk label burning program that runs Lightscribe. has a good one, I think HP also has a basic one.

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You can get it here.
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I've installed my lightscribe dvd/cd burner the only disc that came with it was nero 7 essentials i installed that but i cant get it to run the lightscribe when i put the disc in on the side to burn a cd...

You need to use a disk made for Lightscribe. Lightscribe technology was developed by HP.

Look at your local store that handles CD's, and DVD's, and look for the Lightscribe disks.

More information about Lightscribe,

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What does "multi layer support" mean. Does it write multi layer discs? or is it able only to read them? Also, what is a lightscribe?

Multi-Layer support means the drive can Read/Write a Dual-Layer discs.

Lightscribe means you can create a label on a disk.

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Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I just bought a HP dvd1170 DVD duplicator and I can't get the LightScribe to work. The Lightscribe Control Panel says no devise is found. Did eveyting I can think of.

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Why Can't I get my computer to print Lightscribe labels

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My dv9000 wont burn any cds. i am not sure why. i have tryed downloading some different software but it still wont do it. i know it can i have done it before. i also have lightscribe and i have used that...

1. Lightscribe needs its own drivers and a labeler like Surething CD Labeler

2. If your HP came with sonic and you installed Nero or something else there is a good chance neither programs will work.

I had the same issues with my lightscribes (2) I thoughtlessly installed Nero without removing the Sonic Digital Media + in my HP the burner no longer worked, I reinstalled both programs after removal. I had to run the Nero Clean Tool first

before the burner would work again.... only with the Sonic though Nero never did anything but mess up my burner, the lightscribe came back after installing the correct drivers, if your lightscribe is very light almost unseeable, then there is a contrast enhancer for the lightscribe

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