Driver needed

Posted on 2010-01-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Does any one have drivers for a Samsung CD/DVDW, model TS-L633a?
While working on a laptop this device was uninstalled. When Vista "discovered" and installed it, no drivers were found.

Question by:mndmohn
    LVL 23

    Expert Comment

    LVL 40

    Expert Comment

    by:Jackie Man
    Vista should have native driver for your Samsung CD/DVDW.

    Please follow the procedure in the URL below to setup your Samsung CD/DVDW.


    Expert Comment

    LVL 5

    Expert Comment

    CD\DVD drives picks built-in drivers from Operating System.

    1. Open device manager - Right click on the CD\DVD drive (It should listed under Other devices) --> Update driver -> Let me choose the driver software for this device -> Browse to the location C:\Windows\ and click next. (Note - Place a  check mark to look in subfolders too)

    If, it doesn't work,

    2. Open device manager - Right click on the CD\DVD drive (It should listed under Other devices) --> Update driver -> Let me choose the driver software for this device -> Let me pick the driver software from the driver list -> Select CD\DVD drives -> Compatible driver software will be listed -> Choose the driver from the compatible driver software and click next.

    3. If no drivers are listed, then remove the check mark on show compatible driver --> Locate the driver through the list of manufacturers and click next to install the driver.

    Also, I would suggest you to try this microsoft article - too.

    If still problem persist, Post the model no of Laptop & a screenshot of the driver listed in the update software window.

    LVL 10

    Expert Comment

    Try drivermax.

    Accepted Solution

    Thank you to all who responded.
    The device does not require a driver, it does use firmware, as Eirman and galuple pointed out.
    I did download and install the firmware, however installation program reported that it was not compatible with the hardware. Another glitch in a "sick" little computer.
    The VIsta installation was having problems, insisting that a driver was required.
    The solution for this one is not elegant: The owner of the laptop has decided to disable the problem internal drive and go with an external unit.
    Again thanks to you good people for your answers. Please consider this question closed.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How to run any project with ease

    Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
    - Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
    - View and edit from mobile/offline
    - Cut down on emails

    There are many times when you wish you had backed up those drivers before reformatting the drive.  Or maybe you are migrating to a new computer, but have older peripherals - like a printer or scanner.  Then you are presented with the problem of find…
    The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
    The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
    Hi everyone! This is Experts Exchange customer support.  This quick video will show you how to change your primary email address.  If you have any questions, then please Write a Comment below!

    761 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    13 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now