All the helpers on this site volunteer their time and effort so one’s availability and such can vary. I assume I must be, cause I have the ability to destructive recovery or wipe out the partition like I did on the last desktop I mistakenly ruined. If it was dust maybe all I need to do is clean the others? Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join the community here , it only takes a minute. Do you already have an account?

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I will leave it on np as long as it takes to hear from one of you,,thanks again,better hold off buying a new writer though,, might have to buy a whole new computer to use, “but that is not happening, not again.

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Hp 740b Burner won’t recognize blank CDs

As for backups, best to run backups ASAP to save any important data. Deleted the drive from Device Manager, and rebooted.

I guess I will wait till tomorrow for now. Your name or email address: Join the community hereit only takes a minute. Cleaned the Registry of junk files and broken shortcuts.


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Is there some other burning software I may have missed? But this time just look for where it says firmware. Installed the latest firmware from HP. I thought your peanut butter joke was funny Just been busy. It installed fine and I ran it, it asked me to insert a disc into drive for speed ck, I did.

Here is what I’ve done.

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I suggest one with its own AC power supply. I HOPE this is the right place! I’ve heard that the original software burning program can be the culprit, but I’ve removed Sonic. Ok, enough of the ratteling, “administrator” even with my old New out of the box laptop I use to have,what is it how do I set 740 as such and am I already?

Yes, my password is: I know there’s lots of information overload. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

HP DVD writer 740b

That’s another reason why problems are addressed in public forums vs private. Hi miloman I can understand your frustration with computers!

I live in a very rural area where even TV reception is hard to get, no cable, and dish way to expensive, do dial-up is all that is available to me. Hard drive space required 1GB free for software installation. Each disk error attribute has both a “count” 740v “threshold”.


I only just now, today discovered all the suggestion’s because I used the nieghbors computer to copy the b to disc and had to come back to this forum on her computer to do so to find the link. Please try again shortly. Join the community hereit only takes a minute. I assume I must be, cause Bp have the ability to destructive recovery or wipe out the partition like I did on the last desktop I mistakenly ruined. Yes, my password is: HPDVDb Hi lookinaround, hope my joking about a peanut butter sandwich in the disc tray as a bribe didn’t cause you to give up on my troubles.

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