I am trying to burn some home movies to DVD and my drive does not recognize the DVD-R media. I have 2 different brands of disc. I have burnt DVD's before with the same brand. I have changed my MOBO and processor since the last time I used the drive. I know it should work. But the drive does not see the disc. I can play movies and read software with the drive. But I can not burn a disc.
I do not think I re installed windows. I had to call Microsoft to validate my software. Once I did that I had to adjust my display settings. It was very quick. A few drivers for the new mobo and some other drivers.
I think one of them was the DVD drive. What if I uninstal the driver and re instal the driver. Or is it a problem elsewhere?
If you re-installed Windows, I'd think you would know it. Chunkymonster is exactly right - you can't just take your HDD with Windows installed and hook it up to a new motherboard and expect it to work. This would be a good time for a fresh OS install, followed by loading correct drivers for the new mobo.
I am supprised you didnt get the Hardware Application Layer - ( HAL ) Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) when installing a new motherboard with a different chipset...
You have gone from a ATI one to a Nvidia one with out reinstalling.... erm ok
Buy hey ho i guess you havent got a Windows XP Home OEM cd which you could used with your HP Windows Code.....
I would suggest you buy another hard disk and borrow a windows disk from some one to reload windows and start affresh, and use the code on the box, u will need to ring windows activation and explain the situation and they will activate it....
If you cant do this removal all old drivers including sound, network and motherboard
re install new motherboard drivers, having the latest from the www.nvidia.com will help
then install the sound card drivers, its a realtek hd - get these from the evga.com website