How to Update a CD ROM Driver

By Elvis Michael

Guide to updating your CD-ROM driver
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CD-ROM drives are undoubtedly a popular method for writing and reading data to and from storage discs. However, their functionality may occasionally fail due to overuse or outdated firmware coding within it. Moreover, the main reason for updating your CD-ROM driver is to increase stability within your operating system, to fix a particular bug or to activate or improve any advanced features your peripheral may support. Thankfully, you may effectively update your CD-ROM driver through a variety of efficiency-improving steps on your PC.

Click the "Start" menu and select the "Control Panel" applet.

Click "System and Security" followed by "System." Alternatively, right-click "My Computer" from your desktop and launch "Properties" to arrive at the screen in question.

Launch the "Advanced System Settings" to the left menu. Select the "Hardware" tab and launch "Device Manager."

Expand the "DVD/CD-ROM Drives" category select the CD-ROM in question. Click "Action" at the top screen menu and select "Update Driver Software." You may also double-click the device, go to the "Driver" tab and select "Update Driver."

Select "Search automatically for updated driver software" to have Windows look for the latest CD-ROM driver available on your computer and the Internet. Otherwise, select "Browse my computer for driver software" to perform a manual CD-ROM driver search.

Click "Browse" to locate any available device driver. Select the path where your CD-ROM driver resides. Click "OK" followed by "Next." If the latest CD-ROM driver is already installed, Windows will notify you. Otherwise it will update the CD-ROM driver in question. Click "Close" when the driver Wizard finishes.