This optical drive came in my HP Pavilion dv9207us notebook. It works fine with one exception. With a CD-RW the drive will recognize the disc one time only. As soon as the drive is opened and the disc reinserted the drive will not read the CD-RW unless the computer is restarted. As long as the drive isn’t opened it will continue to read the CD-RW. The drive works fine in all other circumstances. It plays music cd’s, a DVD movie, etc. When a blank CD-RW is put in it asks what you want to do with it, but has the same problem if the drive is opened.
HP support took control of my computer via the internet and tried removing the drivers, I believe, and they reinstalled when the computer restarted. This did nothing to help the problem. They are sending me a new drive but somehow it doesn’t seem like it could be the hardware but more likely something else.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. As you can tell I have limited ability in this area.
I forgot to mention that I have Vista Home Premium and was using Memorex 4X speed CD-RW’s.