DVD driver

I have a DVD - CD writer on my PC but I can't use it.
Last year I had to have my PC fixed and now I can't locate the driver on my PC and I don't have a hard copy.
Any suggestions please.

geek_dijones, Feb 6, 12:46 pm

Never had one yet that required a driver to be installed from a disk. Usually Windows just finds them and installs them from the windows install.
What is the computer, operating system and brand of DVD drive!

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 12:57 pm

PC does not have a name/make on it.

geek_dijones, Feb 6, 1:49 pm

What shows up in Device Manager under DVD/CD Roms!

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 1:53 pm

Windows key + Pause (to get operating system, RAM, CPU speed)

geek_r.g.nixon, Feb 6, 1:54 pm

How do I get to device manager!

geek_dijones, Feb 6, 1:55 pm

what operating system are you using!

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 2:00 pm

XP 2002

geek_dijones, Feb 6, 2:02 pm

right click on "My Computer", select "properties".
Then click "hardware" tab
Click "Device Manager" button

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 2:05 pm


geek_dijones, Feb 6, 2:11 pm

So there is no yellow icon beside it or on any of the other devices!

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 2:16 pm


geek_dijones, Feb 6, 2:21 pm

That means the driver is installed and working correctly. So your issue is either hardware failure or possibly a wrong registry entry.
Close all those windows down and double click "My Computer".
Does it show a CD or DVD Drive in there!

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 2:24 pm

Nothing showing.

geek_dijones, Feb 6, 2:28 pm

Ok, re-install it first.

Go back to Device Manager
Double Click the ASUS DRW - 1814BL
Click "Drivers" tab
Click "Uninstall" button
Let process finish and reboot computer

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 2:35 pm

Ok thanks I have done that.

geek_dijones, Feb 6, 2:46 pm

Did it find new hardware and install the drivers when it restarted!

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 2:59 pm

I did not see anything saying new hardware installed.
But I can see ASUS DRW - 1814BL has installed again, thanks!

geek_dijones, Feb 6, 3:03 pm

So does it now show in "My Computer" as a CD or DVD Drive!

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 3:27 pm

Hi its says CD drive

geek_dijones, Feb 6, 3:36 pm

ok, it should be working then is it!

geek_d.snell, Feb 6, 3:38 pm