Where To Find What Firmware You Have?

I have XP Pro SP1. My XJ-HD166S DVD ROM drive is listed in the Device Manager but no where in there does it say what firmware it loaded on the drive.

I have a Tyan S1854 VIA133 U66 Slot1/S370 ATX motherboard loaded with default settings.

Is there anything I need to enable/disable or am I missing something obvious here?

Nero InfoTool would tell you. You can get this free here.

Your bios might also say.

I tried InfoTool and it causes my PC to reboot every time. I don’t think I have anything running in the background that would conflict with the program.

Here are a number of other tools that you can try:
DISCInfo
CDVDInfo
DriveInfo
Samsung WININQUIRY
Acer/BenQ Firmware Detection Tool

Originally posted by sleemo
I tried InfoTool and it causes my PC to reboot every time. I don’t think I have anything running in the background that would conflict with the program.
Anything like Alcohol /CloneCD ?

[B]CDR Identifier V1.63[/B]

To check your firmware revision go to

Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Computer Management->Storage->Removable Storage->Libraries

Right-Click your drive and select Properties, select Device Information Tab.

You can also access Computer Management by Right-Clicking on My Computer->Manage.

or just at the beginnig when your PC Starts.

when it says

Primary Master: Hard Drive
Secondary Master: Hard/CD Drive with firmware revision
Primary Slave: Hard/CD Drive with firmware revision
Secondary Slave: Hard/CD Drive with firmware revision

etc.

You’ll see a brand name of your CD Drive and its firmware.
e.g Aopen 1224 R24 or Liteon 40125S ZS0P

Originally posted by theunbeatable
or just at the beginnig when your PC Starts.

The beginning is called Basic Input/Output System =>BIOS

Before I knew about Nero Info Tool, I always used this tool (53k). Just download and click open, or save it if you want to use it again later

Originally posted by BadReligionPR
Before I knew about Nero Info Tool, I always used this tool …
…which was mentioned by dhc014 a couple of days ( and, btw, months) ago. :wink:

Originally posted by BoSkin
The beginning is called Basic Input/Output System =>BIOS

Hmmmm i think you mean the POST screen, not the BIOS

Originally posted by I Have Piles
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Hmmmm i think you mean the POST screen, not the BIOS [/B]

Not all POST screens display the FW revision. I have an ABIT KT7A (AWARD BIOS 6.00PG) which does display FW revision, but my Daewoo CB649M-SI (AWARD BIOS 4.51PG) and my laptop (PhoenixBIOS) don’t display it.

If you use Nero, it will show the firmware revision in the drive properties. I think ECDC will show the firmware in the drive properties, too.