I'm running Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 1440, my CD burner has stopped working.I successfully burned one CD today (with photos) but suddenly it can't burn any more CDs and suggests I may need to update my "firmware." What can I do? BW v5Acer CDW6206A v1.3a or v1.3a (*7) v1.6a or v1.6a (*7) Actima ARW4420 v1.30 AOpen CRW622 v2.40 AOpen CRW9420 v1.1j v1.1k v1.20 (*4) v1.40 (*4) AOpen CRW9624 v1.70 BTC BCE621E readme file reflash utility firmware v2.07 Caravelle RW4420A v1.30 v1.40 Caravelle RW6424A v1.50 v1.70 Caravelle RW6424DA v1.30 v1.40 v1.60 Caravelle RW7040A v1.30 v1.40 Caravelle RW7060A v1.50 v1.70 Caravelle RW8432FBA v1.10 v1.20 Caravelle RW9060A v1.30 v1.40 v1.50 Compro CDRW 7040A v1.30 Compro CW-7586 v1.01 Creative CD-RW RW2024E v2.19 or v2.19 Creative CD-RW 4224E v1.36 or v1.36 v1.44 Delta OME-W141 firmware download page flash utility (DOS) flash utility (Windows) firmware v1.20 (*4) firmware v1.40 (*4) Diamond Data CDRW 6206A / 6206V v1.6A Diamond Data CDRW 4230A-058 v4.

A: Firmware is software that is included in a piece of hardware which control how the CD/DVD recorder communicates with a software application. Select “Removable Storage”, then double-click “Libraries” on the right. Right click on the applicable DVD RW/CD RW driveàSelect “Properties” 6. “Revision” indicates the firmware version of your optical drive.

Firmware is specific to a single CD/DVD recorder; it can not be applied to all CD/DVD drives. Right click on My Computer (Desktop or Start menu) 2. Step Three: Firmware is the most important update for a CD/DVD recorder.

AOpen CRW620 v2.40 (Update under DOS) v2.40 (Update under Windows 95) Caravelle CD-R820EX upgrade procedure (japanese) v1.24 Caravelle RW4420S v1.30 v1.40 Caravelle RW6424S v1.50 v1.70 Caravelle RW7040S v1.30 v1.40 Caravelle RW7060S v1.50 v1.70 Compro CDR-7503 v1.08 v1.09 or v1.09 Cyberdrive CRD-R800SCD v1.20 v1.24 Bootdisk for firmware update Creative CDR 4210 (*1) v1.13 or v1.13 Hewlett Packard 4020i v1.27 Hewlett Packard 91x0i v1.0c JVC XR-W2001A v2.35 JVC XR-W2001B v2.35 JVC XR-W2001M v2.37 JVC XR-W2010/2012 v1.51 JVC XR-W2010/2012 v1.51 v1.52 not verified (*10) JVC XR-W2020/2022/2626 v2.05 v2.64 not verified JVC XR-W2040/W2042 v1.12 v1.42 not verified JVC XR-W4080S / XR-W4082S / XR-W4083S v1.43 Lacie CW-7502 v1.10 / v3.10 / v 4.10 v ?

.10(for MAC) Matsushita / Panasonic CW-7501   (*1) v2.0 Matsushita / Panasonic / Compro CW-7502 Description how to update the firmwarecurrent firmware is 1.x v1.10 v1.14 v1.17 current firmware is 3.x v3.10 v3.14 v3.17 current firmware is 4.x v4.10 v4.14 v4.17 for MAC v ?

HS Traxdata CDRW 2260 / CDRW2260 PLUS v3.01 v3.09 Traxdata CDRW 2224 Plus v1.06 Traxdata CDR 4424 Plus v1.04 (*8) v1.04 v Z046 v1.3c v1.4c Traxdata CDRW 4432 Plus VFL45 v1.3C v1.4b Waitec WT2036EI v3.01 Waitec WT2444EI v1.3C v1.4C Waitec WT3244EI v1.3B v1.4b Waitec WT3284 software to upgrade the firmware v1.03 v1.05 v1.07 Wearnes CDRW-622 v3.5 v3.9 Yamaha CDR 401 official way to d*load the latest firmware v1.0m v1.0n v1.0q Yamaha CDR 4001 official way to d*load the latest firmware v1.0g v1.0h v1.0q Yamaha CDR 4261 official way to d*load the latest firmware v1.0q (under DOS or Windows NT) v1.0q (under Windows 95/98) v1.0q Yamaha CDR 2216E official way to d*load the latest firmware (v1.0j) under DOS v1.0b v1.0e v1.0f v1.0g or v1.0g v1.0h under Windows v1.0g v1.0h Yamaha CDR 4416E official way to d*load the latest firmware (v1.0j) v1.0g (under DOS) v1.0g (under Windows 95/98) v1.0h (under Windows 95/98) Yamaha CRW8424E official way to d*load (english) (1.0g) v1.0g v1.0j Copyright 1999/2005 CD-WRITER.

Firmware for CD Burners is actually software en-bedded onto a hardware chip which is known as the Flash ROM.

HS Memorex CRW-1622 D4.0 Memorex CDRW-2216 v1.0b v1.0e Memorex CDRW-2224 v2.44 Memorex CRW-2642 v1.0q Memorex CDRW-4224 v1.37 Memorex CDRW-4420 v1.40 Memorex CDRW 6424 v1.50 v1.60 Memorex MCW6432AI v1.40 Memorex CDRW 7080A v1.10 Memorex MCW8432AI v1.20 Memorex Tri Maxx200 v1.40 v1.50 Mitsubishi CDRW 226 v2.03 or v2.03 Mitsubishi CDRW 4420A v1.40 or v1.40 Mitsubishi CDRW 6206A / 6206V v1.6A Mitsubishi CDRW 4230A-058 v4. FSA Mitsubishi CDRW 4420A v1.40 Mitsubishi CDRW 4430A-058 v3. ISA Mitsumi 2600 TE v2.28 Upgrade Description v2.30 Upgrade Description Mitsumi 2801 TE v1.07 v1.09 v1.10 Mitsumi CR-2802 TE CD-RW v2.0d v2.1d Upgrade Description Mitsumi CR-4801 TE v1.04 v2.01 v2.02 v2.03 or v2.03 Upgrade Description Mitsumi CR-4802 TE CD-RW under DOS v1.03c v1.7d v1.8d v1.9d v2.0d v2.1d Upgrade Description under Windows 95/98/NT v2.0d v2.1d Upgrade Description (*8) Mitsumi CR-4802 TU USB v2.1d/042 v2.145 Mitsumi CR-4804 TE v2.2c v2.4c (DOS) v2.4c (Windows) v2.6c v2.8c v3.0d Upgrade Description (*8) Mitsumi CR-4804 TU USB v2.6c/042 v3.045 OTI Socrates 975 (*3) readme file reflash utility firmware v2.07 Panasonic CW-7582 v1.10 Pacific Digital PDC428ei installation description DOS driver file v1.9D Philips CDD3610 v2.02 v3.01 v3.09 Philips CDD3801 (PCA382RW IDE) v1.6 v1.7e Philips CDD4201 v1.4 Philips CDD4401 (PCRW404) v1.4 Philips CDD4801 (PCRW804) v1.8 Philips CDRW 200 Upgrade Description v1.6 Philips CDRW400 (PCA460RW) Upgrade Description v1.0f v1.0g Philips Omniwriter 26 (connected via shuttle cable) v2.03 Philips Omniwriter 26A (internal IDE) v2.03 v2.20 (*2) v2.40 (*2) Pioneer CD-WO DW-S114X v1.34 Pioneer CD-WO DR-R504X v1.20 Plextor PX-W8432T Firmware Binary Files v1.02 v1.03 v1.04 v1.05 v1.07 Update under Windows 95/98/NT v1.02 v1.03 v1.04 v1.05 v1.07 Plextor PX-W1210A v1.01 v1.02 Racer RCC-2224-CS v1.6 Racer RCC-4424-CS v1.3c Racer RCC-4432-CS v1.3 Ricoh MP 6200A v2.40 Ricoh MP 7040A v1.40 v1.40 (for MAC) Ricoh MP 7060A v1.50 (for MAC) v1.60 v1.70 Ricoh MP 7063A v1.40 Ricoh MP 7080A v1.10 v1.20 Ricoh RW 7080A v1.10 Ricoh MP 8000A family Ricoh MP8040A v1.30 Ricoh MP 9060A v1.60 Samsung SW 204 BS13.h BS14.h BS20.h Samsung SW 206 1.70 Smart & Friendly CDRW622 v2.03 Smart & Friendly CD-RW 426 v1.0q (Windows Update) Smart & Friendly CD Speed Writer Plus (CD-RW 4224) v1.40 Upgrade Description Sony CDU-928E (*5) Upgrade Description v1.1k or v1.1k or v1.1k v1.1n or v1.1n or v1.1n Sony CRX-100E v1.0n Sony CRX-140E v1.0n v1.0p TDK Velo CD v1.07 TEAC CD-P520E v2.0R TEAC CD-W54E v1.0x Tevion MD9898 recorders with 1MB buffer(firmware 3.

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Always make sure you system is stable and configured correctly before installing the Firmware update.

You can try the Software Help page to assist with the configuration.

I used an application called DVD Identifier to do the job.