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Description

DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 640b drive firmware update improves compatibility with CD games and strategies for disc writing.

Release details

Released:
2006-05-23
File name:
sp26639.exe [1/1, 3.27M]
Version
E223
Compatibility:
Microsoft Windows XP

Fix/Enhancement

  • Improves disc writing strategies.
  • Improves compatibility with CD games.
  • Improves compatibility with PC-Doctor diagnostics software.
  • Improves reliability of video CD (VCD) playback.
  • Resolves tray closing issues.

    Operating System:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • WARNING: While installing this update, do not turn off, suspend, or hibernate the system. Close all applications before starting the update.

    This update program requires either a blank floppy diskette or a blank recordable CD (CD-R).

    1. Click the Download Only button.
    2. At the File Download screen, click the Save button.
    3. At the Save As screen, save the file to your Desktop.
    4. If a message appears stating that the file already exists, click YES to overwrite file.
    5. Close all applications and remove any discs from the system optical drives (CD or DVD).
    6. Double-click the icon for the update file downloaded in step 1, and then click NEXT.
    7. Accept the terms in the HP License Agreement, and then click NEXT.
    8. Go to the next step for the type of media you are using, either a blank floppy diskette or a blank recordable CD (CD-R).

    To install the update using a blank floppy diskette:

    9. Select Floppy Diskette in the "DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 640b...." window, and then click OK.
    10. Insert the blank floppy diskette and click OK in the "DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 640b...." window.
    11. Wait a few minutes for the program to create the Firmware Update diskette.
    12. Leave the floppy diskette in the floppy drive and click OK to restart the system.
    13. Follow on-screen instructions.

    Note: Be sure to read the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions will damage the drive.

    14. After the update is complete, remove the floppy diskette from the floppy drive and restart the system.

    To install the update using a blank recordable CD (CD-R):

    9. Select CD Disc in the "DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 640b...." window, and then click OK.
    10. Click OK in the "DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 640b...." window.
    11. To continue with the remaining update steps, refer to the appropriate instructions for the CD recording software you are going to use.

    For Veritas RecordNow Version 5.0 or earlier:

    1. Click START on the taskbar, and choose (All) Programs, CD (DVD) Recorder, RecordNow, and then click RecordNow again.
    2. In the RecordNow application window, click Make a Data Disc.
    3. Insert the blank recordable CD (CD-R) into the drive, and then click NEXT.
    4. Click Add Files and Folders.
    5. Navigate to the folder containing the update file (C:\SoftPaq\sp26639), select the sp26639.iso file and click ADD.
    6. Click Yes and wait for RecordNow to complete the update CD.
    7. Leave the disc in the drive and restart the system.
    8. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware.

    Note: Be sure to read the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions will damage the drive.

    9. After the firmware update is complete, remove the CD from the optical drive and restart the system.

    For Sonic RecordNow! 6.0:
    RecordNow! 6.0 does not support the ISO image burning feature. To update RecordNow! 6.0 to RecordNow! 6.7:

    1. Click START on the taskbar, and choose All Programs, CD (DVD) Recorder, RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow! again.
    2. Click on the Help menu icon (a question mark), then click Check for Updates.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

    Note: You may need to run the update twice, once to update the RecordNow! PX recording engine and again to update RecordNow! to version 6.7.

    4. When you are finished updating to RecordNow! 6.7, go to the instructions for Sonic RecordNow! 6.5 or 6.7 to continue with the remaining steps of this firmware update.

    For Sonic RecordNow! Version 6.5 or 6.7:

    1. Click START on the taskbar, and choose (All) Programs, CD (DVD) Recorder, RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow! again.
    2. In the RecordNow! application window, click the tab to view Backup Projects.
    3. Click Burn Image.
    4. Click Browse.
    5. Navigate to the folder containing the update file (C:\SoftPaq\sp26639), select the sp26639.iso file and click ADD.
    6. Insert the blank recordable CD (CD-R) into the drive.
    7. Click Burn and wait for RecordNow! to complete the update CD.
    8. Leave the disc in the drive and restart the system.
    9. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware.

    Note: Be sure to read the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions will damage the drive.

    10. After the firmware update is complete, remove the CD from the optical drive and restart the system.

    For Sonic RecordNow! Version 7.0 or greater:

    1. Click START on the taskbar, and choose (All) Programs, Sonic RecordNow!, and then click RecordNow!.
    2. In the RecordNow! application window, click the tab to view Backup Projects.
    3. Click Burn Image.
    4. Click Browse.
    5. Navigate to the folder containing the update file (C:\SoftPaq\sp26639), select the sp26639.iso file and click ADD.
    6. Insert the blank recordable CD (CD-R) into the drive.
    7. Click Burn and wait for RecordNow! to complete the update CD.
    8. Leave the disc in the drive and restart the system.
    9. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware.

    Note: Be sure to read the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions will damage the drive.

    10. After the firmware update is complete, remove the CD from the optical drive and restart the system.

    For Sonic DigitalMedia Plus or Deluxe Version 7.0 or greater:

    1. Click START on the taskbar, and choose (All) Programs, Sonic, DigitalMedia Projects, and then click RecordNow Copy.
    2. In the RecordNow application window, click the Copy tab (it may already be selected).
    3. Click Burn Image.
    4. Click Browse.
    5. Navigate to the folder containing the update file (C:\SoftPaq\sp26639), select the sp26639.iso file and click ADD.
    6. Insert the blank recordable CD (CD-R) into the drive.
    7. Click Burn and wait for RecordNow to complete the update CD.
    8. Leave the disc in the drive and restart the system.
    9. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware.

    Note: Be sure to read the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions will damage the drive.

    10. After the firmware update is complete, remove the CD from the optical drive and restart the system.

    For Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator 6:

    1. Click START on the taskbar, and choose (All) Programs, Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator 6, and then click Creator Classic.
    2. In the File Menu, click Record Disc from Image.
    3. Navigate to the folder containing the update file (C:\SoftPaq\sp26639), select the sp26639.iso file and click OPEN.
    4. Insert the blank recordable CD (CD-R) into the drive.
    5. Click OK in the Record Setup window and wait for Roxio to complete the update CD.
    6. Leave the disc in the drive and restart the system.
    7. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware.

    Note: Be sure to read the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions will damage the drive.

    8. After the firmware update is complete, remove the CD from the optical drive and restart the system.

    Details and specifications

  • You must be logged on to the system as an administrator to install this update.
  • DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 640b.
  • Blank floppy diskette or blank recordable CD (CD-R).
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