I was once able to burn DVD’s with HP RecordNow software with my Iomega DVD/CD-RW. I burned two backup dvds because i was going to do a clean install of Windows XP professional.
So, i successfully did a clean install, and I went to make sure the driver for my iomega dvd/cd-rw drive was there. it was, and here is the current string found in Device Manager:
It says its working properly. so, at that moment i was excited, and I immediately went to go “test” burn another dvd. When i navigate to “Create new Data DVD”, i click it and it says “No recordable devices were found on your system. Do you want to check for updates?”. I clicked yes to check for updates and it brought up a bunch of drivers that did not relate to my Iomega brand drive, all were HP.
So, i went to try some solutions. First, i opened the system unit and unplugged the IDE cabel, the power cable, and a different cable that was similar to an ethernet cable but much thinner and narrower. I booted the computer up, and then i safely shut it down. I went to plug all 3 back in and i booted the computer, and it did not reckognize the change, and the problem still persisted.
I did the same process, but before shutting down the computer I uninstalled the driver for the dvd/cd-rw drive. Once shut down i booted the computer up and no change. The problem still persisted. Even after that the driver mysteriously reappeared under Device Manager.
What was even wierder was that before the clean install, the drive name under My Computer was DVD/CD-RW drive, but now after i did all the proccesses above it is now labeled “CD Drive”, yet the driver under Device Manager says otherwise.
The current driver is the same as before the clean install. Also, it is enabled with DLA.
I am super confused with what the current circumstances have occured. Is there a firmware update? Or an updated driver? Any solutions?
Thanks in advance for your help.