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Windows 7: How to know the location of firmware driver?


16 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to know the location of firmware driver?

How to know the location of firmware driver installed(dvd drive)? I am using windows 7 x64.

I have to update it to latest version...so I need to choose the firmware file.
But I don't know the location...

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16 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi rahulrajcse and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

You should be able to get any firmware updates (if there are any) from the hardware manufacturer. What is the make and model number of your DVD drive? You can get this information from within the BIOS setup. Be aware that firmware flashing is a risky business, and could potentially turn your hardware into a brick. What is the specific reason for updating it?
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16 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

CD/DVD drive is not responding, I mean it is not reading from CD/DVD.
[img]http://s1.**************/sriedhiyb/img1.png[/img]

Also when I tried to burn files to CD, it showed some errors "Error in writing file, either firmware for cd/dvd burning is outdated "
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16 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 



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16 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to WSF.

If you choose to register your hardware after installation, the manufacturer will notify you of any firmware updates.
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16 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

here is the scan result:
[IMG]http://s1.**************/3yd2i9xbn/img1.png[/IMG]


But how to know it's exact installation location? or can anyone say what would be the possible problems for "not detecting or burning cd/dvd"?
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16 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

That screenshot is just confirming the firmware version. There's no location as such. If a firmware update is needed, you need to get it from the optical drive manufacturer, and then install it.
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16 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So dell support center is the only option?
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16 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Here you go. TSSTcorp is a subsidary of Samsung.

These are the latest firmware versions from Samsung. Read the provided instructions carefully.

Firmware SC00

SAMSUNG ODD SERVICE

Firmware SC01

SAMSUNG ODD SERVICE
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16 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok, I did as u said. but when I run the driver setup, it shows:
[IMG]http://s1.**************/wbjejkfmz/img1.png[/IMG]

also the firmware check result is given below:
[IMG]http://s1.**************/3ypkcgbo9/img1.png[/IMG]
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