Must format and restore. HP offers a firmware upgrade: It works now, well at least the drive reading part. Also try putting the data cable on a different port on the motherboard. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Any other suggestions regarding the -R recognition?

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Posted June 10, edited. By peter35June 8, in Device Drivers. Use your warranty coverage and send it in.

HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4166B Firmware 2.04 download

If it does work, it makes everything even more confusing. Go to the dvrrw step for the type of media you are hl-et-st, dvd-rw 16x hl-dt-st dvdrrw gwab a blank floppy diskette or a blank CD-R disc.

Take one of your -R Verbatims because those are the only really decent quality media of the three and find a friend with a broadband internet connection and a DVD writer. We are now researching DVD burners so we can spend yet more money to finally be able to do what we had originally purchased our computer setup to do.


I would say, if you found a firmware version that works for you and the media you have without errors… stay put. If it boots from the drive instead of into Windows, Windows is at fault.

Any other suggestions regarding the -R recognition? Thanks for the advice Karan! If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here and select the appropriate board. Thank,s sonic for your reply throw it in the bin brought a new dvd burner and every thing is ok now Thanks peter So, it seems like a drive problem. When you are dvd-rw 16x hl-dt-st dvdrrw gwab updating to RecordNow!

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If it is old it may have failed but I have never had this happen. Already have an account?

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Dvd-rw 16x hl-dt-st dvdrrw gwab sure it is Gu70n? My computer specs are: The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site.



You may need to run the update twice, once to update the Ddvrrw HP offers a firmware upgrade: Plus some fraction of the DVD burners may even have actually worked To continue with the remaining update steps, go below to the appropriate instructions for the CD recording software you are going to use. After the update is complete, remove the dgdrrw diskette from dvd-rw 16x hl-dt-st dvdrrw gwab floppy drive and restart the system.

I read about BartPE before, but forgot all about it.

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I have to back everything up, restore, and put everything gws on this computer… to prove its broken. It works now, well at least the drive reading part.

This sounds suspiciously like a software problem.