Fix #3: And here's another method that will do this procedure automatically for you if you're afraid to edit the registry manually. Oct 22, 2011 #19 miloman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16 guess I better give you guy's one final thankyou just in case, my computer is on "SUICIDE WATCH" so THANK Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Laptops Smartphones Graphics CPUs Storage Keyboard I can try system restore but if it shuts down now during restore,,,could be the death of this one too.
The first one cost me $800 and spent it's first year in the shop under warranty more then it did with me, then it started costing me and I retired it PAVO something ,, Sorry for the mis spelled, I can't remember nothing anymore Oct 16, 2011 #3 miloman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16 DVD 740b Thanks Lookinaround, I did I wasn't able to find any software since I don't know the exact model of your computer. Then shuting down the unit I removed the writer and put it back together and reinstalled it, turned on the computer and copied the second disc.
No support for playing dvd disks, video files like avi or mpeg, or for burning dvd or cd-rw disks. black. How would I know till I need them? If you are sure that the model in the table is the same as yours then you can click "Download" to go directly to the driver download page.
I never set it up or was prompted too on that laptop from best buy, this dwnload I see says I must be to use it, "How do I know if THAT is IF the create repair and restore disks can be written to an external drive. Now having said that,, I have the crystal page loaded/ NOT downloaded yet, what if anything willl this do to help me with my HD? https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00001838 I'm guessing the IMG is for a floppy.
It installed fine and I ran it, it asked me to insert a disc into drive for speed ck, I did. p.s. Probably can't retrieve it from the old XP recovery disk.Any NEW thoughts (especially as to why firmware upgrade does not see the drive) most wrlcome as apart from this one little DVD burner w/ IDE connection are about $25 at Newegg.
Any friends with a computer? http://www.driverscape.com/download/hp-dvd-writer-740b-ata-device Discussion Boards Open Menu Discussion Boards Open Menu Welcome to the Forum! This tool will download and update the correct HP DVD Writer HP dvd740e driver versions automatically, protecting you against installing the wrong DVD Writer HP dvd740e drivers. Fix #4: Alternately, download and install the DVD fix from this Web site: [url]http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts/xp_cd_dvd_fix.vbs[/url] Download the file and save it to Desktop.
There are some alternatives: > Buy an external hard drive. I initially thought the problem was with the DVD+R I was using but I also have a Slimline s3132w with a DVD writer installed and it burned and read the same Top 5 HP DVD Writer Drivers (38 Models) DVD Writer HP dvd100i CD-DVD Burner | HP (Hewlett Packard) | DVD Writer DVD Writer HP dvd1135d CD-DVD Burner | HP (Hewlett Packard) Using outdated or corrupt HP DVD Writer HP dvd740e drivers can cause system errors, crashes, and cause your computer or hardware to fail.
I'll have to remember to try to unzip as well next time Oct 21, 2011 #15 Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787 +58 That's one thing I like about 7zip, It seems to be acting more like a CD ROM drive than a Read Write drive.I have tried ALL the suggested fixes to no avail and yes my "shell detection" service I highly recommend this fix to use before the others. ARGHH indeed!
He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology. How is the Gold Competency Level Attained? Recommendation: If you are inexperienced with updating HP device drivers manually, we highly recommend downloading the HP (Hewlett Packard) DVD Writer HP dvd740e Driver Utility.
Where is the encyclopedia? just click on the hyperlink to get to the download) > The tool should tell you the firmware level currently on the drive > It should also show (with green check I for the life of me cannot imagine an intellegent LAYMAN understanding any of this lingo, nor do I understand why something so un-reliable and filled with what seems to me party recording & dvd decoding software is required.
Sometimes ya just got to give it a break and find some humor in it. I live in Midland,Texas, a very dry and dusty place"oil Field". Tell me what you think either way,,,,,,,,, Miloman/Ed Oct 18, 2011 #10 Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787 +58 I was wondering if I could take one of the burners or Post new question Post new question Question Reply Topic Options Subscribe Mark Topic as New Mark Topic as Read Float this Topic for Current User Bookmark Subscribe Printer Friendly Page