Download hardware/software for HP Laptop

  hobarth 13:40 28 Sep 2010

I have a HP Pavillion Laptop.
I am trying to install an external CD Burner. The computer will not down load without the software. I do not have the software and the drive does not have any markings as to its manufacturer.
How do I download without knowing the software

  onthelimit 15:10 28 Sep 2010

Most external CD devices are plug and play through a USB port. What connection does yours use?

  MAT ALAN 15:24 28 Sep 2010

The question is a tad confusing, "The computer will not down load without the software"
not sure what you mean by this, As onthelimit says optical drives are plug n play and use the generic drivers of your chosen O/S.

If i read it correctly you need a third party prog like Nero to use your drive...

click here

the link may help...

  hobarth 17:26 28 Sep 2010

When I plug in the device through the USB The hardware wizard says it cannot find anything to laod the device with. It asks for a disc which I do not have

  MAT ALAN 17:47 28 Sep 2010

click here
try the options from the link.

do you have ANY burning software like "roxio" or "nero" or the likes.

  hobarth 13:41 08 Oct 2010

I am using XP burner and have been burning through Real Player (But never liked it)
Every time I plug the device in the computer tries to find it but cannot and asks for an installation disk, which I do not have.

Is this post linked with this one: click here

If it is, how did you find out that it is a Philips machine?

  lotvic 00:15 10 Oct 2010

Are you running W98se?
I have responded on your other thread in Helproom.

  hobarth 12:35 12 Oct 2010

Could this problem be that my plug and play facility is having a problem.
I have tried everything that everyone has so kindly put up to help me and nothing seems to work

  MAT ALAN 15:02 12 Oct 2010

click here

click here

follow threads they might help...

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