HP EliteBook® 2730p Notebook PC DVD Drive
HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC comes with an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor with a screen width of 12.1”. It can accommodate RAM up to 8 GB. The hard disk capacity ranges from 80 GB to 120 GB with an SDD option. The graphics specification is Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD. HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC has no optical drive. However, its manufacturer HP provides its users MultiBay optical drives that allow them to read and create CDs and DVDs, compile and share data, video, and offer an alternative data back-up solution as well on some expense.
- External optical drive
- Booting from an external drive
- Burning problems problems
- Uninstall and reinstall drivers
- Upgrading the Drivers
- Problems in ejecting disks
External optical drive
Since HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC has no in-built optical drive you can opt an external drive for multimedia purposes. As mentioned above HP offers an external HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC DVD drive called MultiBay II (9.5 mm) that can be purchased on sparing an extra amount. It allows the user to run and create DVDs and CDs and watching videos and movies. MultiBay allows you to store data files and helps you in multimedia presentation. With the help of it you can record up to 3 hours of video.
Booting from an external drive
The external drives work fine with the HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC, but the Notebook is not bootable from the external USB optical drive. Even inserting superior bootable media will not support booting from the external USB optical drive. To overcome this issue you need to update BIOS to version F.08 or later.
If the disk burning process is struck or do not begin, then there might be a number of reasons behind this. Try closing other open applications or programs while burning a DVD or CD. The sleep mode can be turned off to avoid slow writing or interruption. You need to select correct type of media for writing. The burning media that are not compatible with HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC or of low quality may cause burning problems. You need to verify whether the medium is properly inserted into the drive. If you are unable to write a DVD-R, try using DVD+R. You can also try a different burning option for writing DVD and CDs.
Sometimes drivers may cause problems in writing disks. The drivers may get corrupted even during the normal use. In such cases, uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them might solve the issue. This process can be done using the “Device Manager” option in the Properties Menu.
If the issue is still not resolved using “Device Manager” then you will have to upgrade the default drivers that come with Windows®. You can download and install the most recent drivers from the manufacturer’s website or Microsoft® Windows® Update feature.
If the normal eject function does not open the optical drive, there is a problem with the electronic control of the drive. Then you need to close all the open programs and restart the computer. Right click on the optical drive icon on the desktop under “My Computer” option and select “Eject.” The disk will be ejected effectively.