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Why doesn't my computer detect blank HP DVD-R discs? I have Dell computer with Windows Vista. My computer detects different discs, even HP CD-R, except HP DVD-R.

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You mite not have a dvd drive you need a dvd drive to read dvds buy a dvd drive and install it

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First of all, try to put other empty disc(or other disc, which contains data) in your dvd rw. See if it detects your CD. If it detects that means the problem is with your empty disc. If the computer an't detect your disc, go to Control Panel and see if any device has yellow mark. Make sure that drivers for your devices of your computer are installed correctly. If some device has yellow mark, that means you need to install drivers for this device.
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When you say Drivers not working, can you please confirm if you are referring to the CD Drives ?

If yes you can first make sure that the Drives are detected in Windows Explorer.

Click on Start Then click on "Computer" or "My Computer"

See if the CD / DVD drive is detected

If the drive is detected in Explorer and not able to read the discs, try various discs of different brands.

If none of the disc is readable then the Drive is gone back and you will need to replace it.

In case the Drive is not detected in the Windows Explorer then you can check if the device is detected the Device Manager.

To open device manager Press the Windows key + R and type devmgmt.msc

Press Enter of click OK

It will open the device manager

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

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Doesn`t work all the time and makes a whirring noise, do i need to buy a new cd/dvd drive?


Before you beginTo determine if the CD or DVD drive displays on the My Computer screen, follow the steps below.
  1. Turn on the computer and remove any discs from the CD/DVD drive.
  2. In Windows 98 and Me, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. In Windows XP, click Start and then My Computer .
  3. A CD/DVD drive icon displays on the My Computer screen when Windows recognizes the drive. If Windows recognizes the drive, find and use a section below that pertains to the CD-writing software with the issue.
  4. If the drive does not display on the My Computer screen, go to the Microsoft support website and search for documents on missing CD DVD drive .
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NOTE: Install any updates for the RecordNow engine available on the Sonic support web site (in English). Step 1: Uninstalling RecordNowTo uninstall RecordNow to reset the software and cause it to look for the CDRW or DVD+RW drive again, follow the steps below.
NOTE: The steps below pertain to Windows XP.
  1. Click Start and then Control Panel .
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs .
  3. Select Record Now and then click Add/Remove .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstaller finishes.
  5. Select DirectCD and then click Add/Remove .
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions until the uninstaller finishes.
  7. Remove any discs from the drives and restart the computer.
Step 2: Installing RecordNow using Application RecoveryAfter Windows restarts, install the RecordNow software to begin creating CDs.To install the RecordNow software, follow the steps below.
  1. Click Start , All Programs , HP Tools or Compaq Tools , and then Application Recovery .
  2. Click Application Installation and then click Next .
  3. Select HP Record Now or Sonic RecordNow! and then click Install .
  4. The installation automatically installs all files. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Restart the computer after the installation completes.
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NOTE: Windows XP is not compatible with Easy CD Creator 4 and earlier. If the HP Pavilion computer was updated to Windows XP from Windows 98 or Me, use the native CD writing ability in Windows XP or purchase and install CD writing software that is compatible. Step 1: Installing updates for Roxio (Adaptec) Recording Software If the recording software is from Roxio (formerly Adaptec), go to the Roxio software updates page (in English) to obtain any software updates that are available for Easy CD Creator (with or without CD Copier or Direct CD). If Roxio still does not detect the CDRW drive after installing the updates, continue to the next step. Step 2: Changing the CD drive letter back, if it changedUpgrading to Windows 98 or Windows Me can change the drive letter to a different letter and make the drive undetectable to Easy CD Creator. To change the drive letter back to F or another previously designated letter, follow the steps below.
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  2. Click Properties . The System Properties window opens.
  3. Click the Device Manager tab.
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  5. Double-click the CD-ROM name and then click the Settings tab.
  6. Under Reserved drive letters , select M (or the previously assigned letter) from the drop-down list. Be sure that both the Start drive letter and the End drive letter are the same.
  7. Click OK , Close , and then Yes .
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I hope when you say that you wish to reset the system you mean you need to go to the factory settings. If you wish to go to the factory settings and even if you do not remember the password, there is still a way to do it. But in order to do it you need to have the OS disc from Dell. You have one, you can perform the following steps. It works for Vista:

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