firmware update for dvd-rom gdr8164b version 0a09

Posted on 2010-11-24
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
this  drive  just does not  read disk well wondering if thier is updated firmware
Question by:wcrftsmn
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ID: 34210170
was unable to find a updated driver need help
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Expert Comment

ID: 34210291
First off, what is your operating system? Is the disk (assuming just one disk) something you or a friend burned? Is this something with all disks?
My thinking is, if you are getting some read but not all, either the disk is a bad burn or damaged. If you are not getting a read for the whole disk, and other disks are read....bad or scratched disk. There are kits out there for cleaning disks - . If all disks are not getting any read, replace the drive. Yours is kinda old. (Used on Amazon for $15).
On Microsoft site, there is Fixit- . This works pretty well for diagnosing problems your OS might be having with the drive. And it!

Author Comment

ID: 34210491
windows xp media center edition 2005,thier are to drives one on top dvd-rom and  below it dvd burner,burner picks up all disk pull it out put in top drive will not  read it,just trying to figure out if it is  a config problem bad drive or just a drive that only reads plus or minus,can you tell who makes this drive
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nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 34228283
the drive can be bad - test it on another pc

Author Comment

ID: 34279602
tested on another computer i guess itis just worn out will replace with new drive
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ID: 34280613
tx for feedback

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