02-25-2011 08:10 PM
I'm in the same boat. I too purchased a dvd 1270i sole for the Lightscribe capabilities. Neither Lightscribe software or Nero detects this drive as Lightscribe enabled. I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling both hardware and software, but always with the same results. I wish I had done my homework, but it seems this is a common problem with this drive considering the sheer volume of complaints I've since found. I have it installed on a PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. Any help would be appreciated.
03-31-2011 09:37 PM
I have this drive and had no issuse with it. I am running the drive on a computer i built myself.
3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Dual Core Processor
FSB 1333 MHz
600 W power supply
2 GB of DDR3 RAM
500 GB SATA Hard Drive
750 GB SATA Hard Drive (Slave Drive)
512 MB Geforce 9400 GT PCI-Express 2.0 Graphic Card
EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW DIGITAL PWM Motherboard
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3
Either you have a defective DVD Burner or you don't know what you are doing. I bought this drive from NewEgg.com on 02/13/2011 and had no problems with it.
08-17-2011 07:33 PM
HP 1270i driver is in the operating system. The DVD player has to work with the motherboard to load the operating system for a "Clean" load when installing a new OS, BEFORE any drivers are loaded. I have a HP 1270i that works with Vista and Windows 7 "crack out of the box", it is a plug-and-play device.
09-09-2011 04:48 PM
Microsoft fix-it solved this problem for me (I'm running WIN XP):
I found the above link via a Google search for "download WIN XP DVD driver"
I have an HP Media Center PC and a newer 1270i (Windows reports it as a 1270t), once working. After mucking around with a virus I had the same problem - the basic DVD driver was missing. While it exists on the HP restore ( drive D: ) I can't access that because it is locked/hidden and refuses to unlock. I could go through HP restore functions, but that is a nightmare.
So, I had a DVD with a driver, but of course, the DVD drive did not work to allow access.
The 'simple' solution would be to go to HP and download a stardard DVD driver. Do they have one? Apparently not. I downloaded and ran the Lightscribe.exe hoping they would have thought to put a driver in there (they did not - that was too obvious?)
The drive is working now, thanks to Microsoft, no thanks to HP.
12-06-2011 08:25 PM
I appreciate the information you provided. I like many others have tried to get this dvd burner to work. We purchased it about a year ago. I did find the Nero CD and the Lightscribe and will try to get it going. Thanks for your help.
07-08-2012 11:02 AM
This is about the 4th time I've been through this routine. I just spent 20 minutes searching for this post as I couldn't remember where I'd saved the Microsoft repair program. Visit the Microsoft site linked above, click the big green button, download this file and save it where you can find it:
There are a few simple menu selections as the program runs. I went the auto-fix route. At one point I selected "my device is not removable". The Fix-It software soon reported "Your CD/DVD class filter was not recognized" and the problem had been fixed.
The drive still did not work. However, it took only another minute to use the Windows XP >Control Panel >System Properties >Hardware tab >Device Manager (button) >+DVD/CD-ROM drives >HP DVD Writer. At this point the DVD had a highlighted (!). Right click this device and select "uninstall". Then go to the "Action" menu in the Device Manager window and select "Scan for hardware changes". This should find the DVD drive and re-install it. This fixed my DVD drive.
You may want to try to un-install and re-install the DVD before running the MS Fix-It software mentioned above. Or, perhaps that is what the Fix-It software meant by "remove"?
07-20-2012 09:52 AM
IT"S THE DRUVE -- WE'VE BOUGHT AN EXPENSIVE DOOR STOP !
Had a different HP SATA DVD Writer installed and working perfectly..
Banged into the tray when it was open and jammed it.
Bought the 1270i because I needed to be back "in business" quickly.
A week trying to get it to work. I should state I am a Computer Scientist & Electrical Engineer & have been "in the business" for decades.
Finally, unjammed the tray in the old drive & reinstalled it and worked perfectly.
IT'S THE HP 1270i. When you have a flood of complaints for an "unlisted" product it tells you that HP probably pulled it from the market and discounted it at wholesale to dump the stock rather than crush and recycle.
Nothing more conclusive than an "A" / "B" test.
And the folks who talked about drivers are right -- the out of the box system driver is all you need.