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  • Question

  • My DVD/CD Rom is not working. I have gone to the device manager and saw a yellow alert sign I clicked on it

    and was told by computer that the driver installed is either missing/corrupted. I have searched the web, high and low, near & far, and can not find a driver for this device. I have gone to the manufacturers site, microsoft site, cnet site, and EVERY OTHER site that was even slightly connected to this DVD/CD Rom. It is an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7173 ATA Device.  Any assistance in correcting this total/complete FUBAR would be GREATLY accepted!!!!

     

     

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:38 PM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows Vista Setup)
    Saturday, September 13, 2008 1:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi

     

    If this device came pre-installed on the computer, contact the vendor for that system about information for the available driver.

     

    If you purchased the device separately and added it to the system, check with the store where you purchased the device for information.

     

    I came up with the following on the internet. Your particular device was not listed on this website, but there are other links there you can check.

     

    Latest downloads for SONY NEC Optiarc DVD RW Series - Sony NEC Optiarc America:
    http://www.sonynec-optiarc.us/en/support-service/downloads/fw_dvd-writer-ad-series.html

     

    If you cannot find the correct driver, use this page to contact them and ask.

    Contact Form - Sony NEC Optiarc America:
    http://www.sonynec-optiarc.us/en/contact/contact-form2.html

     

    Let us know what you find.

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:08 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi

     

    If this device came pre-installed on the computer, contact the vendor for that system about information for the available driver.

     

    If you purchased the device separately and added it to the system, check with the store where you purchased the device for information.

     

    I came up with the following on the internet. Your particular device was not listed on this website, but there are other links there you can check.

     

    Latest downloads for SONY NEC Optiarc DVD RW Series - Sony NEC Optiarc America:
    http://www.sonynec-optiarc.us/en/support-service/downloads/fw_dvd-writer-ad-series.html

     

    If you cannot find the correct driver, use this page to contact them and ask.

    Contact Form - Sony NEC Optiarc America:
    http://www.sonynec-optiarc.us/en/contact/contact-form2.html

     

    Let us know what you find.

     


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer or Helpful button at the top of this message.
    By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:08 PM
    Moderator
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