Know about CD Drive Firmware and benefits from updating it
How to fix the issues that might occur while updating CD Drive Firmware
A firmware is a tiny program that is stored in the eeprom and is similar to a computer driver. It is capable of identifying and managing your reader. It can also give instructions on handling installed equipments. You can update your firmware if the firmware you are using is very old and if new features are not available in it since after a period of time it will be discontinued and no longer be supported. Updating can be done if you find it impossible to burn CD by using your current firmware. This requires only an Internet connection and if not, you will have to download the update onto another computer. This can be copied over to the original computer only after saving the downloaded file onto a portable hard drive. Updating the CD firmware increases the performance, stability, capacity and compatibility of the firmware that is currently being used.
Following points will help the users to get proper information on CD drive firmware:
- Ways to fix the issues
Make sure that the firmware you have selected for upgrading is the best suited one for your computer drive. Verify the drive’s ID String and make sure that the drive you have matches with it and is appropriate to serve the purpose in order to avoid permanent damage. Before starting the process of updating, check if all unnecessary devices are unplugged and all open applications are closed. Also make sure not to flash the drive if it is working.
Any issues with the firmware will result in the improper working of the CD drive. Sometimes there might arise issues like unable to return the drive automatically to a working state. Also you might encounter with error message when you insert any disk in the CD drive. There is yet another problem that you cannot find the drive in Microsoft Windows Vista. Another issue that arises is that the drive becomes unable to eject disks.
Initially make sure that the optical firmware and the Bios on the computer are updated properly. If you are not able to return the drive automatically to a working state and return an error when the disk is inserted, close all burning softwares and test it with multiple disks. The issue of the drive not being found in Microsoft Windows Vista can also be solved by the above steps and also checking that the cabling and seating of the drive is in position. In addition to the above steps also try a diagnostic start up by rebooting the computer if you find that the drive is unable to eject disks.
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