Was given a HP zx5000. Combo drive will read all commercial cd and dvds just fine, but anything I've burned over the years it won't read, it just spins up and down. I use top quality media(Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim) and they all read on other PC's. All burned with Nero.
I've basically tried everything, even the registry hack to remove upper and lower filters, installed all the software on recovery cd's, nothing.
It's a hassle to transfer using a flash drive.
Drive is a HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4080N
There are no firmware updates for this drive on HP's site.
Info tool says it should read these types.
I'm ready to give up and buy a usb burner, but can I boot off a usb drive to reinstall?
Thanks in advance.