Dvd rw driver needed

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#1

i have a liteon dvdrw 1633s BPSA that was and still is in a HP pavilion that was Xp and now is windows 7 but the driver wont work I have the software but the driver cant be found I tried getting the xp driver and using compatability mode but that didnt take either;I tried to search the internet via device manager with the same problem --no driver better Help!1It’s a church use computer!:rolleyes::sad:

The PC is a Pavilion a1007w PC


#2

Welcome to the forums Kevinsky. The drivers for optical drives are contained within the Windows operating system and, unless there is serious corruption of the system, do not need to be reinstalled. I don’t know of any site that has just the drivers for download.

Could you explain your problems in more detail? This seems to be a very old dvd drive, from 2005 or so? From the little I got by way of Google, it seems to use the older IDE interface instead of SATA.

Does it show up in Device Manager? Is there a yellow exclamation mark next to it in Device Manager?

Have you checked DMA status for the drive? http://forum.digital-digest.com/f105/how-check-your-dma-status-reset-if-necessary-61905.html

There is also a Microsoft fix-it tool for optical drives, but it rarely works: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems