Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Hewlett Packard (HP) HP DVD 840 d (Windows XP Professional) [IDE]
Your problem is not caused by a missing driver. Optical drives never require a driver other than what the XP os provides. If your problem is "non-detection", a term which applies when the drive is not listed in My Computer or Device Manager or Windows Explorer. There are many, many threads in this section that give you directions on how to fix this problem... any you should not have to read over 15-20 XP threads to find the solution. I would give you the solution but I just changed computers and don't have all my notes transferred yet. Just read any of my comments in threads that have graphics in the post and you'll nail it. hint: delete upper and lower filters fix.
I would like to add this. Windows XP only provides support to read a data or music disk and to burn a cd-r disk. Anything else you will need software (not drivers) to make the drive perform all the functions it was designed to do, ie: to burn dvd disks or cd-rw disks compatible recording software (like Nero or Easy Cd/DVD Creator is required. Likewise, if you want to play dvd disks, insure you have the proper dvd decoding software (like WinDVD or PowerDVD) installed. Also, make sure your Nero is latest version, ie: updated to latest Nero offers. Using OLD recording software in Windows XP does not work very well.
Get the drive to read a data or music disk before installing any burning software......then you won't have any problems.
Last edited by Jerry K : 04-15-2007 at 02:00 AM.