There are only a few reasons to update your CD/DVD drivers. The first is that you are getting error code 39, maybe your drive no longer recognizes it has disks when you load them in, or it just won’t read them. Any which way about it, your Optiarc drivers could probably use an update.
What are Drivers?
Drivers are little pieces of software that act as translators between Windows and your hardware, thus allowing your CDs and DVDs to be read by your computer.
Where to Get the Drivers
Normally I would tell you to go to the manufacturer’s web page and find the drivers there, but in some cases, the manufacturer no longer supports the drive. So you have to search the Web for the drivers. Be careful though, not all sites that have drivers to download are actually legitimate. Some say they have drivers and actually have viruses and malware. Save the driver in a place you will remember.
Updating Optiarc Drivers
Once you have found the Sony Optiarc drivers follow these steps:
- Go to Start
- In the Search Bar type in Device Manager and press Enter
- Go to Device Manager
- Click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives
- Double click on the Sony Optiarc
- Go to the “Driver” tab
- Click on the “Update driver” button
- “Browse” to the location you saved the driver and update from there
- The computer may want to restart now
An Easier Way to Update Sony CD/DVD Drivers
There is an easier way than searching the Internet and guessing at which drivers may be safe and free from viruses and malware–and are actually, really drivers. There’s a program out on the market now called driver update software that with a couple clicks of the mouse will scan your computer for out-of-date drivers, then scan the Web for the latest drivers, and install these drivers for you. Hassle free driver updates—who could ask for more?