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ATAPI DVD A DH16A1L not reading blank dvd's

\015 Hi,I re-installed my cd/dvd drive after the DMA turned off. The DMA is back on but now the drive will not recognise blank dvd's (+R or -R). The drive will play dvd movies but when i put in a blank dvd it recognises it as a blank cd on the cd drive (not dvd drive). I have checked the cables in the drive and they are plugged in fine. I have also removed all my burning software and tried to delete the upper and lower filters but their are none there ( I followed the instructions from the HP Compaq website). Any ideas how to fix this??Thanks\015

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This is a firmware issue that I am also having the same problem with. The only real solution is to purchase a new drive temporarily, since the DH16A1L firmware update is precariously a "Vista Only" update. If you have XP or Windows 7, you are SOL, thanks to the lovely folks at HP.

This was my business' last purchase of any HP hardware, we have had enough of the fried laptop mobos and issues as such. I hope everyone follows suit
My suggestion are these:
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  • Re-install the drivers WITHOUT the burning software installed. Get the latest drivers from the HP website. Make sure that you first go into the Device Manager and uninstall the current driver before reinstall.
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  • Make sure that you enable the drive to be used by all users.
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  • Login to the user you want to. Insert a blank DVD, and see if it works. If it doesn't then continue the instructions.
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  • Check to make sure the disk drive letter does not interfere with another program or drive (such as a virtual drive on the standard user's account)
\015\012Good Luck.
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