Does not read blank DVD.. HP DVD Writer dvd300(c)

I have a drive that can not get to find a blank disk. I bought some 1-8X JVC DVD-R Disks.
Since I understood this was a 4X Drive.

I bought a DVD WRITER ON E-bay. But it had no software.
It said : PHILIPS DVD BURNER DVD+R/+RW INTERNAL DRIVE DVD8301/44

But turns out to load as a:

HP DVD WRITER 300C in Windows Window Mannager,

I downloaded from HP the firmware update: dvd300c_EK24.exe DC3000 Firmware Update Utility (300c drive version)
When running: It said I could not install the firmware update wihout the origional sowtware installed.

I went back to HP and found that I needed to buy from them:
HP DVD Movie Writer dc3000 Installation Disc

I did not want to buy because it may not work.
I found that it contained: RecordNow software.

So I downloaded a trial version RecordNow65.zip.
This installed but would not run.

After the install I was able to run HP the firmware update: dvd300c_EK24.exe DC3000 Firmware Update Utility (300c drive version)
It installed ok.

Rebooted, did nto work.
Removed from Windows Window Mannager, rebooted, did not work.

But still the drive can not get to find a blank disk.

Can you help???

I really do not want to buy HP DVD Movie Writer dc3000 Installation Disc it may do no good.

I have a drive that can not fuind a blank DVD. I bought some 1-8X JVC DVD-R Disks.
Since I understood this was a 4X Drive.

I bought a DVD WRITER ON E-bay. But it had no software.
It said : PHILIPS DVD BURNER DVD+R/+RW INTERNAL DRIVE DVD8301/44

But turns out to load as a:

HP DVD WRITER 300C in Windows Window Mannager,
(I read all about this on this site, cdfreaks.com, how HP got PHILIPS to make them and stamp them with HP)

I downloaded from HP the firmware update: dvd300c_EK24.exe DC3000 Firmware Update Utility (300c drive version)
When running: It said I could not install the firmware update wihout the origional sowtware installed.

I went back to HP and found that I needed to buy from them:
HP DVD Movie Writer dc3000 Installation Disc

I did not want to buy because it may not work.
I found that it contained: RecordNow software.

So I downloaded a trial version RecordNow65.zip.
This installed but would not run.

After the install I was able to run HP the firmware update: dvd300c_EK24.exe DC3000 Firmware Update Utility (300c drive version)
It installed ok.

Rebooted, did not work.
Removed from Windows Window Mannager, rebooted, did not work.

But still the drive can not get to find a blank disk.

Can you help???

I really do not want to buy HP DVD Movie Writer dc3000 Installation Disc it may do no good.

Please help…

rymanj@yahoo.com

You’re trying to use DVD-R discs in a drive that only works with DVD+R discs.

Secondly, don’t buy JVC. Even if this drive did support DVD-R, it probably wouldn’t support the obscure MJC media used by JVC. Stick to brands like Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden, and buy their 8x media when you can.

Your drive is a +R only burner, -R media can not be used on this drive.

rymanj, welcome to cdfreaks but please read our forum rules. Crossposting (posting the same thing more than once) is not allowed on this forum. Multiple posts just create more work for our members who may provide the same answer that has already been made in the other thread. Also by keeping it in one thread the question and all possible solutions are keep together. Your other posts have been deleted and one reply moved to here.

Sorry about the (Multiple posts).

Will not do again.

He as right.

I got some DVD+R and got tw write to blank Disks.

I do have another question.

But I will create a new post… Will not do (Multiple posts) again…

Thanks so much.

My dvd rom only burns for 8 minutes on dvd+R discs then error (when burning movies).
Sometimes reads dvd-R, next thing it does not.
Please help.

I have an LG LW70 laptop, dvd rom is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA 4080N