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01-20-2012 09:18 AM
I have a Pavilion with a hp DVD RW AD-7581S ATA Device in it. I'm trying to find out if it is capable of reading and writing double density DVD disks (DL). Does any one know. I can't find it in the specs for the DVD player?
01-20-2012 09:45 AM - edited 01-20-2012 09:54 AM
Look at the faceplate of the drive. On the DVD Icon look all the way at the bottom, and if it is DL capable you will see a DL in very small letters. You should also see the DL in small letters on the RW icon.
My google searches reveal that this is a notebook hard drive? If so the specs state it can read and write DL.
03-29-2012 10:31 AM
You can try actually removing the drive from your notebook, start it up without the drive in it, let it run in Windows a few minutes, shut it down.
Plug the optical drive back in and reboot the notebook. See if it gets discovered and the drivers installed.
If that doesn't work, I don't have any other ideas you can try, because all CD/DVD drivers are native to windows.
I don't know of anywhere you can get them from.