Category Archives: Hardware

Windows 7 needs new hardware (sigh)

Well, it looks like Windows 7 will not work with my trusty Plextor DVD burner. I’ve tried changing drivers, updating firmware, and no matter what, Windows 7 won’t recognize the contents of the drive. It keeps telling me that there is no disc in the drive. So I think I am going to have to make a purchase to get this going. I’ve heard that Plextor may not be as good as it once was, so I am going to look into some alternative brands this time. I didn’t want to do this, but I am not really surprised either. Windows 7 is leaving a lot of stuff behind, it looks like all of my other hardware is OK. Fortunately DVD burners are not that expensive these days.