How do you know which drive?
There are times when the optical drive stopswork. This can happen as a result of an operating system error, or the drive is out of order, or it can not read the purchased disk. In any case, this problem should be solved as soon as possible. Moreover, there are several ways to find out which dvd drive is installed on your PC.
Learn the drive model
To find out which drive model is installed on theyour PC, open the "My Computer" folder and select the optical drive by right-clicking on it. As a result, a context menu will open, in which you will select the "Properties" command. Next, click on the "Hardware" tab, and a window will open in which the name of the optical drive model will be written. In the "Name" line the name of the model is written, and the "Type" line should contain the inscription DVD / CD drives.
If in addition to the model it is necessary to find out someadditional characteristics of your optical drive, you will need a special program for monitoring and diagnosing your PC. It is called AIDA64 Extreme Edition, it should be downloaded from the Internet, installed on a computer and run. Then you should wait for the completion of the equipment verification process. After that you will get to the main menu of the program. When you study the interface of the program, you will see that its menu is divided into two windows. In the left window you need to find the "Storage of information" component, opposite to it there is an arrow on which to press the left mouse button, after that you will see a list with different types of devices. From it you need to select "Optical drives".
As a result of the above actions in the right windowThe program will display information about the optical drive of your PC. If there are several, then at the top of the window you can find a list of drives. You should pay attention to the section "Properties of the optical drive", in which you need to find the line "Device description", it shows the model of the optical drive of your computer. In the same section in the "Manufacturer" line, the manufacturer of the drive is listed.
In addition, in the program window you can findinformation on reading discs, recording speed, the type of discs supported, and the technologies supported by this drive model. At the very bottom of the window is a link to the official website of the manufacturer and a link to the page where you can update the driver. To go to the link, you need to double-click on it with the left mouse button, after which it will open in the Internet browser window.
Define the model by the inscriptions
If you do not know how to find out which drive is worthon the PC, then you can determine it by the inscriptions that are on its front side. In addition to the company logo, you can see the maximum rotation speed, supported type of disc. So, if the device has a DVD icon, it means that it provides work with this disc format, if you find only the CD icon, then you can not work with DVD-disks any more.
Often, in order for the drive to work correctly,you just need to update the driver. If this does not help, you can see the possible solutions to the problems on the manufacturer's site of the installed drive. In some cases, you may need to update the firmware. Now you know how to find out which drive is installed on your PC, and you can quickly fix the problem.