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I have an HP DVD740i DVD burner. I tired and tried to burn a DVD that I have but none of my discs work. Do I need a certain kind of DVD?? I used DVD Shrink 3.2 and tried to use ImgBurn. But none of the discs seem to take. It keeps telling me no disc. I even tried using them with my Nero. I can burn CDs with no problem. Got any ideas??

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Some HP burners only accept DVD + discs . Are yours DVD - ?
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Feb 18, 2010 | HP dvd740i DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

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My HP DVD 740 won't recognize blank CDs

Sounds like the lens is dirty. Run a cd cleaner through the drive. That should take care of it.

Dec 15, 2009 | HP dvd740i DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner

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Or check at manufacturer's site for any support of updating your burner media brand support.

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for this ,you will need NERO or some other dvd burning software on your comp.
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ok , try these alternative solutions

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also what are you trying to burn ?

eg. If you're trying to burn a DVD movie you may find that some have copy protection on them and will fail to burn.

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Is This The lightScribe ?
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Minimum system requirements Operating system Microsoft Windows XP and 2000 SP4 or later (the latest service pack is recommended). Interface IDE interface. Processor/RAM 800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent , 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium IV processor or equivalent recommended. (Actual drive performance depends on PC configuration). 128 MB of RAM (256 MB is recommended for video editing). Hard drive space required 1GB free for software installation. 10 GB free for DVD video disc creation. 18GB free for double-layer DVD editing. Video resolution 1024 x 768 video resolution with a minimum of 16 bit color required for video capture, authoring, and editing. ** Please do note Rate This post Until Your problem Has Been resolved **

Thanks mike.

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