Model: hp dvd writer dvd 400c
Operating System: Windows XP (Note: might work with other versions of this os.)
The upgrade includes the following features:
Improved laser write strategies to 8x DVD+R media.
Improved ability to read DVD+R DL (double layer) media.
Improved read / write capabilities to 80min high speed CD-RW media.
Before Running the Update:
The RecordNow software included on the DVD400 installation disc must be installed for the firmware update to operate successfully. Install RecordNow before running this update.
DVD400e Owners: The DVD400e must be attached to a USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port during the upgrade process. The firmware update will not function correctly if the DVD400e is on an IEEE-1394 port. After the firmware update, the DVD400e can be re-attached to the IEEE-1394 port.
Download the dvd400c_kh27.exe file to the computer containing the DVD400 drive. Once the file is fully downloaded, double-click the dvd400c_kh27.exe file to install and initiate the firmware update. Follow the on-screen directions to complete the DVD400 firmware update.
The DVD400 must have power cycled off after the firmware update. Reset the DVD400i by shutting down and turning off the computer. Reset the DVD400e by shutting down the computer, manually unplugging power to the drive, and then re-plugging in the power cable. Restart the computer after power has been cycled. Failure to cycle power may result in the DVD400 temporarily malfunctioning.