My DVD and CD drives have been quietly failing. I don't use them much, so I really wasn't too alarmed when the CD-ROM quit working. It would still spin and light up with a disc in it, but it did not show connected in the computer directory. Just recently my DVD drive did the same thing, so now it's got my attention. Both drives were on a red X in the Device Manager, so I disabled both and attempted a reboot. They are showing yellow exclamation marks now along with a note about missing or corrupt drivers. I tried physically removing them, rebooting without them connected, and then reconnecting and rebooting again- same result. The CD-ROM came with the computer and is 4-5 yrs old. The DVD drive is about 2 - 2 1/2 yrs old. Maybe these drives are just getting too old, but I would like to try to revive them.
LG : HL-DT-ST-DVDRAM GSA-4163B
Samsung: CD-ROM SC-148C
I've tried both websites and neither one has a driver that I can try. Since both drives are bad, I can't have the computer look at a Dell driver disc to try to find the appropriate driver. So I'm stumped at this point. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks so much.