dvd writer won't write ???

By zak55555 ยท 4 replies
Aug 13, 2006
  1. I have a problem with my hp dvd writer 200i, ever since i re-installed my operating system (without using the special software included) it reads dvd and cds but when i try to write to a dvd it says insert dvd/cd, I tried usin different dvd brands then i tried usind different programs (clonecd, nero, blindwrite, ect) but no luck. Any suggestions? I think it might be from the drivers.

    Pc Specs----
    Windows Xp professional edition
    2.53 Ghz inte P4 processor
    512 mb
    200gb hard drvie
    64 mb Itergrated Intel Extreme Graphics
    Hp dvd writer 200i
    Samsung Cd-Rom Sc-148c
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    All optical drives use the native windows DRiveers. check and make sure that the burner is operating in DMA mode and not PIO.
  3. zak55555

    zak55555 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    This might sound like a stupid question, but how do i do that?
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    look in deivce manager ( and while yuo are there look to see if there are any devices with any yellow qquestion marks or triangles next to them) loo under "IDE ATA|ATAPI Controllers". your DVD should be on the secondary IDE channel. look under properties for that and click on the advanced tab. there it will tell you what mode it is operating in.

    Also if you did not use a recovery disk but used a regular XP disc to reinstall windows, did you install the motherboards drivers after installing windows?
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    I wrote this on a similar thread today
    Nero can get seriously grumpy if the software bundled with the drive is not used. If in doubt, uninstall your copy of Nero, reboot and reinstall.
    Hope this helps
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