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.