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Sony DRU-710A Installation without the disc.

I have recently installed an old Sony DRU-710A DVD-ROM but Windows XP gives it a generic CD-ROM driver called Vg8088J MQA678K. It was given to me by a friend he had it in a old desktop collecting dust. There was no installation disc I am hoping someone can tell what I need to do. I was thinking of a burn of the firmware and rebooting it with it in the drive.

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Check sonys website for the drivers for it. If not try what you said. Good luck.

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Hi there,

Cd/dvd drives don't actually require a driver to run. They use "class filter drivers" which are supplied by a burning program like Nero or NTI. These "class filter drivers" only add functionality to the drive. Windows just uses a generic driver "MSCDEX" to run them.

A couple of things to try:

Uninstall the drive. Open Device Manager, click on the + sign next to CD/DVD ROM drives, right click on the drive and select uninstall. Exit and restart your system. When windows loads, it will recognise a hardware change, and will ask if you want to install. Before you click anything, insert the disc that came with the drive (if you have one). This should then install, if not, let windows search. If windows can't find anything, select "I will choose the driver manually" and look for your drive in the list.

Another thing to do, is download the most current Chipset drivers for your motherboard (which I would recommend anyway, even if the above worked).

Update the Firmware version and the internal drivers for your drive. These can be found here: http://sony.storagesupport.com/product/112#drivers

Also, update windows to the latest Service Pack (SP3 for XP and SP1 for Vista) if you haven't got them already.

If you have Vista, did you recently update to SP1 via Windows Update? If the answer is yes, please let me know.

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What do you mean "it just stays there"? Can you be a bit more specific? The writing speed doesn't really mean anything apart from being able to burn quicker.

The "drivers" for the sony dru 710a can be downloaded from here:
http://sony.storagesupport.com/product/112#drivers

I would also update the Firmware version too.

Hope that works

Regards,
Tim

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Hi there,

You don't actually need a driver. All cd/dvd drives are plug and play. All you need to do is plug it all in to your system, turn it on, and Windows will do the rest. Once Windows has installed it. You can update everything from here:
http://sony.storagesupport.com/product/112#drivers

Hope this solves your problem

Regards,
Tim

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First I need a little more info from you, what operating system are you using( windows XP,Windows Vista,Linux?) What software are you trying to burn the DVD with?
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