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Hp 1040i xp problem

Hi i installed my HP 1040i dvd burner on my pc with window xp home, but the burner wont read HP DVD+R blank dvd. It will only recognize the dvds as blanks Cd's.

I already tried to install it on two different xp pc and wouldn't work. But when i installed it on my Vista pc it worked just fine.

So the error is with window xp but i do not know how to correct this. Is there and drivers i would need? Ide driver? Please help.

I tried updating the drivers through window update but is said there up to date the driver's date is 7/1/2001 all the ide connector are firmly in place and the burner is on master jumper.

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  • bwaldrop Feb 08, 2008

    I have a similar problem with an HP dvd1040i with xp. CMOS recognizes the drive, windows xp recognizes drive, but I can't get the drive to read any disks. I get an error that the information is the wrong format and reinstalling may fix the problem.

  • roybales Feb 21, 2008

    I had the same or simular problem. FIxed it by setting the DMA for the I/O portto PIO only, Not DMA or DMA IF AVAILABLE. My dirve is a DVD640I


  • Denver_CO May 07, 2008

    HP doesn't have drivers for the 1040i on their site. If they do, they've hidden them pretty well. Mine is in conflict with something on my system and randomly reboots it. Fun. Thanks HP.

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I installed my HP 1040i dvd burner in my HP pc with window xp home, but the burner wont read HP DVD+R blank dvd. It will only recognize the dvds as blanks Cd's. I took the drive out and changed the setting from Cable to Slave, and still same.

    So the error is with window xp but i do not know how to correct this. Is there and drivers i would need? Ide driver? Please help.

    I tried updating the drivers through window update but is said there up to date the driver's date is 7/1/2001 all the ide connector are firmly in place and the burner is on master jumper.



    I copied and pasted, because my story is identical....I'm about to take the drive out and return to best buy......How can a newly purchased dual layer dvd burner use a 7 year old driver....that's got to be the problem....?

  • jcrowton Dec 28, 2008

    Hi,



    I am having a similar problem with my HP DVD 1040i 20x mulitformat dvd writer. I have windows xp pro service pack 3 and in the hardware configuration its shows up as hp dvd writier 1040r?? Im Thinking R?? Well, anyhow when I insert a blank dvd-r into the drive it doesnt recognize it as a blank dvd, just says "CD" My question is, Does anyone know of a firmware update for this writer? Windows has their default firmware on there from 2001.. Any ideas suggestions? Just need to updatethe firmware and HP website doesnt have any firmware software updates for it at all

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    The problem is that HP doesn't have any drivers for the device on their website. The "helpful" solution would be great if there actually were drivers.

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I also have the problem too

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

I have the same problem, but it uses the hp dvd 1040d driver instead of the 1040i driver

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

If it is still new return it and buy a better product. This cheap drive package didn't include a sound cable, didn't include necessary software to play movies, didn't include any drivers.

I'm going to stick with Sony and NEC.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

There are no drivers on the HP site for it.

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Try going to softe.org for free virus tools, you might have a virus thats blocking your drives

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Hi there try downloading the drivers from HP site for your product for XP home edition.

Thanks J

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