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  1. #1
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    Jan 2005

    Default HP DVD Writer 300n problems

    My HP DVD Writer 300n has suddenly decided to stop recognising DVD-ROM discs & DVDs - regular CD-ROMs & CDs are recognised though.

    I've been through the troubleshooters on HPs website but with no success - uninstalled/reinstalled/updated drivers etc - has anyone got any ideas what may be the cause and or solution or am I going to have to junk the thing?

    If I do junk it have you got any recommendations on a good replacement internal DVD+RW writer?

    My system is a bog standard HP Pavilion t460a runnning XP Pro SP2 that's worked as well as any MS box up till now that the waranty has run out


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004

    Default Re: HP DVD Writer 300n problems

    Its junk.
    A LG is nice is the one I have and been advised on this forum. Burns a CD in 3min and DVD in 5 min for me. Comes with Nero.

    If you wanna check it then try a windows start up disk such as Win98 disk w/ CD support boot into DOS then pop in a DVD and see if you can view the contents typing the drive letter such as E: enter then dir enter

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    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
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    Default Re: HP DVD Writer 300n problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad
    Its junk.
    A LG is nice is the one I have ar
    Pioneer, ASUS, Liteon.

    LG as a company renamed themselves - they used to be called Goldstar. Are you aware of their reputation?

  4. #4
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    Dec 2004

    Default Re: HP DVD Writer 300n problems

    Yes I do have a vague thing that Goldstar was not that good, I was aware it was a rename but people have said it was very good so that was why I got it. My CD - ROM from 1995 lasted for like couple of years so that was good experience as well. That was under the Goldstar label, came with my Soundblaster 16 kit

    Also have a LG monitor for a few and its been good as well. One of the higher model ones.

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