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My HP nc6230 doesn't read DVD+R discs

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by GuptaKing, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. GuptaKing

    GuptaKing Newbie

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    I had this thing running on a tablet OS (don't ask me why) and it didn't work then, but I dont blame it, NOW I got it running WinXP SP2 and it STILL doesn't run DVD+R's. Am I missing a driver or something? I looked for one at HP.com but they didn't have any. Can this thing even run DVD+R's? If so, what do I need to do? All answers are appreciated :D
     
  2. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    If your drive isn't a DVD+/-RW drive, it won't work. You need to check your specific notebook product number for the specs.
     
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    radopod Notebook Evangelist

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    I find it tough to digest the logic that you have proposed chrixx. What kind of DVD will the drive read if it isn't DVD+/- RW and can't read DVD R's either?
     
  4. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    I meant not knowing what kind of drive the OP's notebook came with, we're not sure if it will even work.
     
  5. GuptaKing

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    thank you guys for your answers. i went to device manager and looked at my cd/dvd drives. One says "HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4246N". I usually rip movies with this laptop, so i know DVD-Rs work..... hope that helps
     
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    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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  7. GuptaKing

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    I've been on this site and nothing helps....
     
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    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    So the firmware update doesn't help? What brand of discs do you have?
     
  9. GuptaKing

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    Oh hold on, i downloaded the wrong one, must've misclicked, lemme try.
     
  10. GuptaKing

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    hmm. this is kind of annoying, I try to install the firmware, and it tells me "Target Drive is not connected"...... my drive IS connected because i've been playing games on it. I need some help.
     
  11. GuptaKing

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    Anyone still trying to help will be appreciated
     
  12. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    Sorry mate, wish I could help further, but I don't have that same notebook nor had encountered any similar problems with mine.
    A full OS recovery may help, as some here have seen. It seems like there's a bug in the software or some conflict that causes the DVD drive to fail at times.
     
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    Alright, thanks for your help. :D
     
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