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DVD-+RW shows as DVD-RW when seen in device manager

I just wonder where to find the right firmware/ driver for this optic drive ( Toshiba SD- R6012) in my VAIO PCG-GRS55B...

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Re: DVD-+RW shows as DVD-RW when seen in device manager

That's fairly normal. Assuming that's in the model name, then that's just what device manufacturer has put in the ROM in the device and doesn't usually reflect its capabilities. As long as it works on both + and - (if that's what you need), that's fine. If you have a program such as Nero installed, you can look at the actual device capabilities as reported by the hardware itself.

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Driver for Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K16D

Suggest you try this, Chris;

Go to Device Manager.

Start > Right-click on My Computer > Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list > Left-click on the Hardware tab. Left-click on Device Manager

Win Vista/ Win 7:
Windows logo button > Right-click on Computer > follow the above ]

When Device Manager loads click on the + sign, to the left of DVD/CD-ROM drives.
Right-click right on the name of the optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

Left-click on Uninstall.

A Microsoft 'squawk box' will come up; "Warning you are about to uninstall this device"
It's OK. Click on OK.

Now close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Restart your computer.

(WinXP: Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart
Win Vista/Win 7: Windows logo button > Restart )

When Windows fully loads you will get a pop-up, out of the system tray, "Found new hardware device", and perhaps another one, "Found Pioneer DVD-RW"

Windows has the habit of losing drivers. Let's see if this 'slaps Windows around'.


[Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.

Windows XP/Vista/7 is the O/S, the optical drive is the device ]

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goto run and type "compmgmt.msc"(without quotes) and select disc management if the dvd drive is showing below the hard disks means your dvd drive is working fine only thing you have to do is to right click on the CD-Rom 0 and change drive letter and paths to it
.if the CD ROM option is not seen in disk management then you have to go to the device manager option under computer management and expand cd/dvd -rom drives and you will find your dvd drive model if not that means that your dvd drive has got hardware problem

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Whenever i put some CD/DVD, it doesn't read at all and I receive this message "Please insert a CD in CD Rom" and there is yellow icon on the device as its drivers are not installed but when i...

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Hello GeneMat,

I am Romeet,i will try and help you with this problem.Seems it could be an issue with the Combo DVD Drive's Driver Software or Firmware.

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Right Click " My Computer" Icon and select "Properties"

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