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[size=3]Hi,
I bought new dvd-r disk for making my own dvds with my computer. i bought 16x dish because they were on sale(penny pincher). And after i opened them it said i might have to get new firmware to support writting to 16x disks. Well I do.Iv searched google and hp.com and no luck. i tried to use them anyways but it says please put blank disk into drive. :tazz: I cant take the disks back and i want to make my dvds can anyone help me
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[size=7]any1
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It sound like you are using a DVD+R/RW drive and DVD-R disks. Try using DVD+R disks. Using the wrong DVD format dose cause this error.

Also don't reply to your own topic, most of the time I look for 0 replied posts, like most other staff here.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 16 October 2005 - 03:35 AM.

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Also don't reply to your own topic, most of the time I look for 0 replied posts, like most other staff here.


sorry bout that :tazz:

I have used both -r and +r disks before.
There was a notice on the package that said to upgrade your firmware from 8x speed to 16x speed in order to write to these disks. So far i have been unable to find such firmware.
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What package?

If your DVD drive can only do 8x no firmware will help, try slower DVD.
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this is a card that came with the 16x speed dvd-r disks, it says "the new 16x dvd-r disks may not be operational in your drive/recrder unless the drive/recorder firmware is up to date. The firmware upgrade does not increase the speed of your drive but all ows you to record on to the disks.
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I still think you should use other disks, but to update you firmware for you DVD drive go

Start < Control Panel < System < Hardware and click Device Manager

Look for IDE controls are something similar, expand it and right click ever entry and press update driver.

Hope This Helps
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ok i did what you said but its tryiing to find an update thats already on my system. i need to find an update that on the internet. but all i can find is the 8x speed update notthe 16x one
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When it starts to look it asks you if you what to look for an update on Windows Update, say yes to that. Have you looked on the manufactures web page for one?

Other wise I am starting to think that the update dose not exist.
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