AW G170A Drivers?

I have a Sony AW G170A DVD RW but having scanned this site it seems that it belongs on the NEC Optiarc area.
I have fitted the drive but XP ony recognises it as a CD drive. It was bought from Ebay w/o any CD. Do I need a driver? if so any suggestions where form (I looked on sony without success).

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

A burner doesn’t need any driver. When you install it on the computer, Windows install any necessary driver automatically. When you see it as CD drive, it’s only a know cosmetic bug of windows explorer, nothing to worry about :slight_smile:

I have this same DVD drive and it works pretty good it for some reason, It will not read DVD with programs on them, what could be the problem. People that you don’t need a drive, if that is so, then what is the problem?

Thanks for your help.