Windows XP not recognizing cds/dvds in my HP DVD640i
I have an HP DVD640i. I have a compaq 2.4 Ghz machine. I run WIN XP PRO w/ SP 2. My DVD is recognized in Windows Explorer and the HW Device Manager shows everything as OK.
However, when I insert a CD or DVD, nothing now happends. XP does not recognize that their is a cd/dvd in the drive. I used to use my my 640i just fine. I don't remember what may have changed in my environment when I first observed the DVD was no longer working.
I also have a 'normal' DVD drive and the same cds/dvds work just fine.
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Re: Windows XP not recognizing cds/dvds in my HP DVD640i
Most likely your CD-DVD burning software is corrupted. When that happens, the machine doesn't recognize the existence of the CD/DVD hardware. Clean up your machine, defrag, run a freeware registry cleaer-defragmenter (see C-net for a good one). Then Reinstall/upgrade your burning software (the Windows XP software is not sufficient) either from HP/Compaq, if it came with your machine, or the program website if you purchased it separately. You may find out which it is by using a marvelous freeware program called Belarc advisor.
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But basically you create 2 folders on your C drive or on your desktop call one xp disc and the other one service pack
copy everything from the xp disc into the xp disc folder and then download and install iso buster ( download link )
And extract the img file as per the guide and then follow the burning instructions with regards to adding the img file using nero or a burning application. If you dont have nero and want to know how to use the img to make it bootable post back with what burning software you have and what version it is and I will find and post back with a relevant guide
on the back of the hardware are jumpers mine are located next to where the ribbon plugs in there are 3 jumpers- like this : : : the jumper must be on "cable" ( printed above post ) just move the jumper and reinstall Now xp can find the 10401 I did it...it works
on the back of the hardware are jumpers
mine are located next to where the ribbon plugs in
there are 3 jumpers- like this : : :
the jumper must be on "cable" ( printed above post )
just move the jumper and reinstall
Now xp can find the 10401
I did it...it works
I'm not sure if this will help you but read this link I'm sending. I went round and round with 3 different highend motherboards and processors and kept getting error after error, everything I read in forums, the tech guys, everybody seemed to go to my memory as the problem but low and behold I wasn't believing them and my research paid off. Maybe the intel/hp problems I was having are related to yours. The acceleration software maybe. I dont know but you might want to give it go. I was a little shocked that my brand new dvd writer intel conflict would cause the blue screen of death. sorry so long but if this helps anyone I'll be glad. Thanks, great days to all, Dave http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00001705&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3422492&lang=en