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05-27-2011 10:33 AM
DVD 1270 not being seen at startup in xp to install windows 7. Boot order works - the machine sees a cd but not a dvd. Installed latest driver for lightscribe from this site. Also tried two other dvds - one a hp 1160 which works on another machine it sees the dvd on other machine running w7 but not on this new one - ASUS mthrbd P867-M Le. ASUS says it is the DVD and to try another. Seems like it may be a config issue. Any ideas? Thanks
05-30-2011 12:35 PM
Sometimes WinXP will misreport the drive. Have you tried to boot to the windows 7 disk on startup? You cannot install Windows 7 while in WinXP.
06-01-2011 04:09 PM
Did try to boot at startup and would not work.I used a usb drive to boot and that worked for installing windows 7 ( my original intent) but now tried to boot from dvd drive in windows 7 and still no go. Any ideas? Maybe w7 does just not like this 1270 for some reason!
06-03-2011 02:34 PM
Well, if the drive is good, then try a different SATA port. It might be that the OS is looking for the drive per the BIOS and it is not on the SATA 0 port. BTW: Does this motherboard have 6GB SATA ports? Do not use them for DVD drive.
06-25-2011 01:21 PM
Tried another Sata port but no-go. Do have 6GB for the hard drive but using 3GB for the DVD. Weird. May also be the Asus mthrbd! Saw that the HP1260I is fully compatible with W7-64 so may but that and try it.Thanks for all your help!
07-06-2012 07:16 AM
i have window 7 i've installed hp1270 dvd writer now i would like to know how to burn movies using the external writer step by step instructions