HP 1040i DVD Burner Driver

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have the HP DVD 1040i dvd burner installed on my computer.  I had been working perfectly,  however I had to reformat my computer.  I cannot find the installation cd for the dvd burner, and my computer isn't recognizing it.  Any ideas on where to find the drivers so that I actually have a working burner again?
Question by:atuccillo
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    If you are using win2k, xp or vista, you don't need a driver for optical drives. All you need is the PC's chipset drivers installed, and a DVD burning software (if you aren't using vista), as previous windows versions can't write to DVD's using anything native. A good such tool is cdburnerxp, which is free:
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    Also consider IMGBurn as well  Free and good.

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