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HP CD Writer Plus Loading As CD Rom Only

By choyman ·
We have a CD Writer Plus that will only show
in Device Manager as a CD Rom. It originally
came with the PC(HP Vectra VL600)and it
worked fine in the beginning. In the midst
of copying files from the hard drive to the
CD it locked up and when the PC was rebooted
we noticed the device manager showed it only
as a CD Rom and we haven't been able to use
it as a burner since. We can read from it
but when attempting to use any type of writer
software we receive the message that a writer
could not be found. We have physically
unplugged the hardware and attempted
reinstalling it and also used scanreg to
reset the registry to a date before we were
having difficulty. No success. I've even
worked with HP to try and resolve this issue
and they are unable to help also. This
burner has been replaced in the past but it
seems rather than constantly replacing it
there may be another issue causing this to
happen. Any suggetions?

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by jlouis45 In reply to HP CD Writer Plus Loading ...

There can be many causes for that. Well we shall work one by one. Now tell me whether you have another CD drive on the same system ? if yes then connect HDD - CDD and PRI IDE and the CDRW in IDE 2 reinstall the software and drivers. Second optionis if you dont have a CDD I assume you have connected HDD with CDRW to PRI IDE. Now remove this connection and make HDD to PRI IDE and CDRW to SEC IDE. Unistall any existing software and remove the CDRW related device in the system properities.
you can try mailing me also on jlouis45@hotmail.com so that I can respond faster.

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by Dennis@l In reply to HP CD Writer Plus Loading ...

Uninstall the CDRW, remove the drivers completely. Go to Microsoft web site and dowl load RegClean, extract the files and run it. Reinstall CDRW hardware and the orginal software that came with the system. Natrually shut down the system after removing the drivers (Do not perform a warm boot) cold start only.

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