Updating dvd driver
In my book, Upgrading and Repairing PCs, and in my training classes I frequently emphasize the importance of motherboard BIOS upgrades.
BIOS upgrades can be used to fix problems with CPU and memory support, USB ports, system stability, and many other problems.
A check of the Plextor website ( revealed that the latest firmware upgrade improved results when Verbatim media was used.
He installed the upgrade, which solved the problem and enabled the drive to write at top speed to azo blue/silver, green-gold, and other types of CD-R media.
To disable resident software, restart the computer in Safe Mode (Windows 2000/XP) and retry the update.
Restart the system normally after the update is complete.
Windows XPs built-in CD writing feature is a pale imitation of even the worst third-party CD mastering program, but if you insist on using it, make sure your drive is listed in the Windows Catalog of supported drives and devices (
Generally speaking, the firmware update procedure works like this (but you should be sure to follow the particular instructions given for your drive): If you have problems performing a rewriteable drive firmware update, check the vendors Readme file or website for help. If the firmware update fails to complete, there might be interference from programs that control the drive such as packet-writing programs (In CD, Direct CD) or the built-in Windows XP CD writing feature.Get them from the software vendor (see the list of major vendors at the end of this article), or use the software provided with the drive.If you are trying to use an OEM version of a program with a different drive model than the original, you will also need an update from the software vendor.Take advantage of them as needed to keep your rewriteable optical drive working properly.Some Windows users have reported that their DVD drive has stopped working after upgrading the system from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.