I'm having a problem with my Yamaha CRW-F1E Ultra-Speed CD-RW burner. My computer is a HP pavilion 9870 running Windows ME. I am pretty much computer illiterate, excuse my ignorance.
My Yamaha drive is not working at all except for when I place a CD into the drive the led does flash dark blue then turns to a steady light purple color but when I click on the drive to open the program it asks me to put a cd into the drive?
I opened the Device Manager it shows me the following:
Under "Settings" it shows, YAMAHA CRW-FIE then Target ID = 0, Firmware revision = 1.0c, Logical unit number = 0. Under Options, Disconnect is checked, Auto insert notification is checked and DMA is checked. Current Drive Letter Assignment = D:, Start Drive Letter = D:, End Drive Letter = D:.
Under "General" Device type shows CDROM, Manufacturer shows, (Standard CD-ROM device), Hardware version shows, Not available. Then in the Device type states, This device is working properly.
Under Driver it shows, Driver Provider = CDROM, Driver Date = 06/08/2000, Digital Signer = Microsoft Consumer Windows Publisher then goes on to say that no driver files are required or have been loaded for this device. To update the driver files for this device click Update Driver.
When I bought the Yamaha burner the store installed the burner for me and now I can't find the drivers, it was so long ago now that I'm not sure if the store even gave me back all the disc's. I only have one disc that is from Yamaha which includes nero, InCD and nero toolkit. I'd ask the store but that was a few years ago.
I did a search for a driver and couldn't find any but I did find firmware. What is firmware? I see I already have firmware 1.0c according to Device Manager. I could only find a download for 1.0g firmware and it says that it has added support for the following, "Ultra Speed CD-RW discs for 24x writing and Infodisc (24x), Ritek (24x)".
On the box that my burner came in, it says my cd burner is suppose to, write 44, Rewrite 24 and Read 44 and also says it's a Ultra Speed CD-RW so maybe this is a better firmware for my burner or do I need an upgrade?
I'm pretty sure I need a driver to get my burner to work, could anyone help me with this. Any help will be greatly appreciated.