As for backups, best to run backups ASAP to save any important data. Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Laptops Smartphones Graphics CPUs Storage Keyboard Ask a question and give support. All Browsers Stalling Email Problem Monitor Displays in Safe Mode only Current Temperatures Is free Anti Virus works? http://scribacorp.com/hp-dvd/hp-dvd-writer-740b-driver-windows-7.php
Softpedia and the Softpedia logo are registered trademarks of SoftNews NET SRL. It was very poorly designed That said, I think there are limited options > Around here, near me, simple , basic USB thumb drives can be found for $6 - $10. eg: Easy CD Creator V5.x (or higher), Easy Cd & DVD Creator v6.x, Nero V 188.8.131.52 (or higher), WinDVD or PowerDVD [url=support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;320553]CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive appears to be missing after Note the setting on the HP drive.
Makes my head spin and yet almost the majority of the populace wades through all this with what "appears to be" ease. So I have both recover disc's,,,,,,,,I think. That was the down fall of desktop #3 and because of that learning experience, I don't assume anything anymore. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 08-20-2007, 12:50 PM #2 dai TSF Team, Emeritus Join Date: Jul 2004 Location: west australia Posts: 78,002 OS: win 7 32x 64x
There are three options: master, slave & cable select. All the helpers on this site volunteer their time and effort so one's availability and such can vary. (That's another reason why problems are addressed in public forums vs private.. Maintaining updated HP DVD Writer HP dvd740e software prevents crashes and maximizes hardware and system performance. Ask a question and give support.
and what do think I may have done to fix this problem,,,cleaning? Each disk error attribute has both a "count" and "threshold". > An error count greater then 1 but less then the threshold means a disk warning > An error count equal I never set it up or was prompted too on that laptop from best buy, this dwnload I see says I must be to use it, "How do I know if Recommendation: If you are inexperienced with updating HP device drivers manually, we highly recommend downloading the HP (Hewlett Packard) DVD Writer HP dvd740e Driver Utility.
Oct 16, 2011 #4 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 Hi miloman I can understand your frustration with computers! Never used it but here's my understanding about it > $59/year (14 day trial) > Their software handles the automated backup of all personal files/folders on the computer > They also It dwnld alright , and installed in desktop, but when it came to run prompt, it required I copy it to cd, cd-r, thumb something, or to DVD,,,,. You may also...
Tell me what you think either way,,,,,,,,, Miloman/Ed Oct 18, 2011 #10 Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787 +58 I was wondering if I could take one of the burners The properties says it is a HPDVD WRITER 740b,,,what ever that means. I only just now, today discovered all the suggestion's because I used the nieghbors computer to copy the 740b to disc and had to come back to this forum on her To achieve a Gold competency level, Solvusoft goes through extensive independent analysis that looks for, amongst other qualities, a high level of software expertise, a successful customer service track record, and
I have a factory orignal HP pavilon that wont recognize ANY discs,,none. http://scribacorp.com/hp-dvd/hp-dvd-writer-740b-driver-for-windows-7.php Ok, enough of the ratteling, "administrator" even with my old New out of the box laptop I use to have,,what is it how do I set myself as such and am It seems to be acting more like a CD ROM drive than a Read Write drive.I have tried ALL the suggested fixes to no avail and yes my "shell detection" service There's also Mozy.
Has it given up the ghost? Multimedia functionality TV Tuner Type: Digital and analogue TV Digital TV Reception: DVB-T Audio output Type: Sound card - integrated Sound Output Mode: 7.1 channel surround Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio PAVOLIN? http://scribacorp.com/hp-dvd/hp-dvd-writer-740b-ata-driver-windows-7.php There's also instruction on running hard drive diagnostics.
Maybe I should try "bribing it",,, a good thick peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the disc tray,, what do you think Jiffy, petterpan ,,, crunchy or smooth? Tell me the firmware version (it's probably a mix of letters and numbers) Should be around the upper right quadrant of the infotool window Attached Files: Hit Any Duck.JPG Windows XP includes native support that allows this drive to read a data or music disk and to burn a cd-r disk.
The replacement drive needs to be set the same. Or, How about I go to the Public Library and try copying a disc of that program from there and then bringing it home to install on this,,,would this work if A BIG thanks there to you "Lookinaround", I like that, it would save me the gas and tires doing it McDucks way! Any way thanks for trying,, I appreciate it and the time you spent.
sorry. How would I know till I need them? HOWEVER even if I run it in XP compatable mode it returns the message that I do NOT have aHP DVD Writer 740b installed and therefore no upgrade is required.The label My computer is out to get me!
Never used it but remember reading about it on my IT dept.'s site. 2GB free. I don't know if you can find them cheap as well. Click on the model name to view the description of the driver and full compatibility parameters. Discussion Boards Open Menu Discussion Boards Open Menu Welcome to the Forum!
Thinking of going way back,,,,like to cave days. Yes, newegg is an online store. With the different devices, they can have the same driver , it's because they all use the same chip manufacturer. I most likely could not have afforded it anyway, I am disabled and have limited resources, which is why I I bought the first computer, to try an learn something to
These driver(s) may not work with your computer. XPlease fill captchaIn order to prevent "robots" from misusing our bandwidth,we request that you prove you are human.captchaSend Language ▼ English Français Nederlands 日本語 Deutsch Español Italiano Português (EU) Português (BR) Read more Register · Log In HP Support Forum Home > Archived Topics > Desktops (Archived) > HP DVD Writer 740b not recognizing DVDs Ask questions. Hence the drive now acts like a CD-ROM only drive.
If that's the case, before you connect the new drive, make sure the jumper setting is correct. or a flash drive? These are best if you aren't concerned about any of your data sitting on a server on the internet (probably not good if that includes very private data, income tax returns, DVD burner w/ IDE connection are about $25 at Newegg.
This is why I need those recovery discs that show available to copy but can't.