Unknown CD-R/RW manufacturer, unable to update firmware



RUMPLE
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
I believe I need to update the firmware for my CD-R/RW, but Iím unsure
of the namebrand. My device manager, and belarc advisor my cousin ran
all say ATAPI CD-R/RW 32X10. ATAPI isnít a name brand is it. I opened
up the case and it doesnít say either. I believe the firmware needs
updated, because of the blank screens I receive when I try to start a
game (ie Diablo II).

I will appreciate any help or suggestions.

Thank you :D

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Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Hi Rumple,

Did you know you were posting to the Microsoft XP Games Newsgroup?
It's hard to tell that those forums are just piggybacking on our newsgroup.

If you are experiencing video problem with games, yet DVD movies play
fine, then I would suspect it's your Video / AGP which require the update.

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"RUMPLE" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message news:3_1721833_fc92f8b9ee0dcc2d4f1fd25853acdbf5@windowsforumz.com...
|I believe I need to update the firmware for my CD-R/RW, but I'm unsure
| of the namebrand. My device manager, and belarc advisor my cousin ran
| all say ATAPI CD-R/RW 32X10. ATAPI isn't a name brand is it. I opened
| up the case and it doesn't say either. I believe the firmware needs
| updated, because of the blank screens I receive when I try to start a
| game (ie Diablo II).
|
| I will appreciate any help or suggestions.
|
| Thank you :D
|
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Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
You'll have to remove the optical drive from your PC and look at the sticker
on the top of it.
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"RUMPLE" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
news:3_1721833_fc92f8b9ee0dcc2d4f1fd25853acdbf5@windowsforumz.com...
>I believe I need to update the firmware for my CD-R/RW, but I'm unsure
> of the namebrand. My device manager, and belarc advisor my cousin ran
> all say ATAPI CD-R/RW 32X10. ATAPI isn't a name brand is it. I opened
> up the case and it doesn't say either. I believe the firmware needs
> updated, because of the blank screens I receive when I try to start a
> game (ie Diablo II).
>
> I will appreciate any help or suggestions.
>
> Thank you :D
>
> --
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> request
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> Topic URL:
> http://www.windowsforumz.com/Games-Unknown-CD-RW-manufacturer-unable-update-firmware-ftopict545245.html
> Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse:
> http://www.windowsforumz.com/eform.php?p=1721833
>

RUMPLE
07-09-2005, 09:41 PM
"Jimmy S." wrote:
> Hi Rumple,
>
> Did you know you were posting to the Microsoft XP Games
> Newsgroup?
> It's hard to tell that those forums are just piggybacking on
> our newsgroup.
>
> If you are experiencing video problem with games, yet DVD
> movies play
> fine, then I would suspect it's your Video / AGP which require
> the update.
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell /
> User
> Jimmy S.
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site:
> http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I
> confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "RUMPLE" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:3_1721833_fc92f8b9ee0dcc2d4f1fd25853acdbf5@windowsforumz.com...
> |I believe I need to update the firmware for my CD-R/RW, but
> I'm unsure
> | of the namebrand. My device manager, and belarc advisor my
> cousin ran
> | all say ATAPI CD-R/RW 32X10. ATAPI isn't a name brand is it.
> I opened
> | up the case and it doesn't say either. I believe the
> firmware needs
> | updated, because of the blank screens I receive when I try
> to start a
> | game (ie Diablo II).
> |
> | I will appreciate any help or suggestions.
> |
> | Thank you :D
> |
> | --
> | Posted using the http://www.windowsforumz.com interface, at
> author's request
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> abuse: http://www.windowsforumz.com/eform.php?p=1721833

sorry Jimmy S., I just got back and slapped myself in the head for
posting incorrectly, sorry :)


Unknown CD-R/RW manufacturer, unable to update firmware