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Dvd writer plays dvds but won't write or play cds

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March 26, 2011 3:26:17 PM

Hello,
My HP Media Center 2005 [XP Pro] DVD Writer 740r stopped playing CDs or writing to CD or DVD but plays DVDs and opens photo CDs. Device Manager says it's working; everything is enabled. HP Troubleshoot had me uninstall the driver which reinstalled on new boot. I've tried the Microsoft fixes listed here[removing U/L filters] without success. I didn not find PxHelp20 to remove from regedit. Microsoft's Mr. FixIt couldn't fix it. I've checked connections [all good] and removed, then reinstalled, the ODD. When I tried to download an old HP firmware update for this driver, it said my machine was not configured for this writer. Is there a way to know if this is just a bad ODD? Or how do I configure the ODD so HP recognizes it? It's listed in BIOS on the third channel with 0, the second drive as 1. The jumper is set to Cable Select. It's enabled for startup. Thank you for any help you can give me.

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March 26, 2011 8:15:17 PM

klfish said:
Hello,
My HP Media Center 2005 [XP Pro] DVD Writer 740r stopped playing CDs or writing to CD or DVD but plays DVDs and opens photo CDs. Device Manager says it's working; everything is enabled. HP Troubleshoot had me uninstall the driver which reinstalled on new boot. I've tried the Microsoft fixes listed here[removing U/L filters] without success. I didn not find PxHelp20 to remove from regedit. Microsoft's Mr. FixIt couldn't fix it. I've checked connections [all good] and removed, then reinstalled, the ODD. When I tried to download an old HP firmware update for this driver, it said my machine was not configured for this writer. Is there a way to know if this is just a bad ODD? Or how do I configure the ODD so HP recognizes it? It's listed in BIOS on the third channel with 0, the second drive as 1. The jumper is set to Cable Select. It's enabled for startup. Thank you for any help you can give me.


PS No viruses. Laser Lens Cleaner won't work because CD is not recognized. I did find PxHelp in system/drivers. Deleted. No change in drive behavior. The green drive light goes on, but does not flash.
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March 29, 2011 3:29:37 AM

IDE or SATA? I've had alot of problems with IDE over the years
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March 30, 2011 5:12:15 AM

razor_gt said:
IDE or SATA? I've had alot of problems with IDE over the years

It's IDE
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April 9, 2011 6:07:13 PM

You may close this thread. I bought a new ODD yesterday which seems to have solved the problem. Guess, in my case, part of the old drive was hosed. Thanks!
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