Discs for CD/DVD drive

By blessed_0729
Feb 24, 2007
  1. Hello! Please forgive my ignorance, but how do I determine which Cd's and DVD's are compatible w/ my drive? I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 w/ an HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4084N drive. I can record on Mamorex CD-RW and Memorex LightScribe DVD+R discs, but it does not recognize Maxel's DVD+RW discs. Thanks!
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    That drive is supposed to write to both DVD-R and DVD+R, but it could be partially defective if it is a year old, or has been used a lot. DVD-RW drives are extremely fragile... and the HP drives are more fragile than most.
    You might want to try an alternate drive as a test... Luckily a replacement is less than $49.
  3. blessed_0729

    blessed_0729 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Discs for CD/DVD drive Reply to Thread

    Thanks! I'll take it to Best Buy for them to check it. I just bought it in January so it's still under warranty.
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