Okay. I'm having problems with my burned CDs and don't have a clue why. Before going out and buying more expensive media (currently using Infiniti Professional and Datasafe Lightscribe), I thought it might be worth trying drivers and firmware.
I'm completely clueless here, so if this is obviously barking up the wrong tree, tell me.
The WIN INQUIRY program gives me:
And apparently my driver is some Microsoft one from 2002.
Now, there's a nice shiny newish firmware update on the HP website (which makes things extra confusing, as I gather the H653N is actually a Samsung?). However, it - as well as a program made to determine if a drive is one of a number of faulty H653-Ns which went out and apparently scratch CDs - only works in Windows Vista. Go helpful HP peeps.
I'm not, obviously, about to go installing Windows ****ing Vista.
So yes, I've been poking around lots and I feel like I have no more of a clue what I'm doing when I started. Can anyone give me some kind of true idiot's guide to how I should go about this?