ASUS DVD Re-Writer (DRW-24F1ST) - Driver Required

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  1. Posts : 293
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
       #1

    ASUS DVD Re-Writer (DRW-24F1ST) - Driver Required


    First of all, I'm not sure this is the right section of the forum to post this question.

    If it isn't can a Mod please move it to the more appropriate section - thanks.

    Okay - to the question.

    I have just installed Win 10 Pro on an SSD with a separate (& large) data disk.

    I have installed various old programs that I used to have in the previous Win 7 installation by downloading the appropriate (and newer) version for Windows 10.

    I have used CDBurnerXP for burning .iso images to disk in the past. However, when I downloaded the latest version of Linux Mint (20 "Ulyana") and tried to burn that to disk, CDBurnerXP reports "No compatible drives".

    ASUS DVD Re-Writer (DRW-24F1ST) - Driver Required-cdburner-no-compatible-drives.jpg

    PC has a DVD Re-writer - an ASUS DRW-24F1ST:

    ASUS DVD Re-Writer (DRW-24F1ST) - Driver Required-device-manager-asus-dvd-drive.jpg

    ... and when I check that the best (& latest) driver is installed, Windows tells me it is:

    ASUS DVD Re-Writer (DRW-24F1ST) - Driver Required-device-manager-asus-dvd-drive-best-drivers-installed-.jpg

    However, the ASUS website only lists a utility for this drive - called E-Green, which when run only appears to be some sort of energy management program - it doesn't install and drivers.

    There appear to be drivers available from third parties - such as pcmatic.com (version 10.0.18362.1 for Win 10 64-bit) and driveridentifier.com (version 10.0.15063 for Windows 10) - but nothing on Microsoft (save for the 2006 generic driver version 10.0.19041) or on the ASUS website.

    Can I trust pcmatic.com or driveridentifier.com for a driver??

    Otherwise, my DVD Re-writer simply works only as a CD-ROM drive!

    Cheers,

    Art
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  2. Posts : 2,773
    Windows 11 Pro, 21H2
       #2

    You should not need to load a driver - support for CD / DVD / Blu-Ray drives is built into Windows in much the same way that you need to load no additional drivers to support your HD.

    Try another program to see if it will recognize your drive. As an example, you might try to see if the built-in burning capabilities of Windows 10 will recognize the drive. See the link below on how to do this.

    Burn Disc Image from ISO or IMG file in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 293
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    hsehestedt said:
    You should not need to load a driver - support for CD / DVD / Blu-Ray drives is built into Windows in much the same way that you need to load no additional drivers to support your HD.

    Try another program to see if it will recognize your drive. As an example, you might try to see if the built-in burning capabilities of Windows 10 will recognize the drive. See the link below on how to do this.

    Burn Disc Image from ISO or IMG file in Windows 10
    That seemed to work, thank you.

    I didn't realise that disk burning had been added to Windows since Windows 7 as I had always used CDBurnerXP, BurnAware or ImgBurn in the past.

    Art
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  4. Posts : 2,773
    Windows 11 Pro, 21H2
       #4

    I'm glad that worked for you.

    Yeah, only the most basic burning capabilities are built-in, so other programs like CDBurnerXP are still helpful. Still, I would be curious why it was not detecting your drive.

    If you want to investigate further, you might try verifying that you have the latest version installed, or simply try reinstalling it again to see if that solves the issue.
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  5. Posts : 2,513
    trying to install win10
       #5

    Disc burning is included in win7. Needs 3rd party tool for iso mounting though.

    ArthurDent said:
    That seemed to work, thank you.
    I didn't realise that disk burning had been added to Windows since Windows 7 as I had always used CDBurnerXP, BurnAware or ImgBurn in the past.
    Art
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  6. TV2
    Posts : 2,011
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #6

    ArthurDent said:
    I have used CDBurnerXP for burning .iso images to disk in the past. However, when I downloaded the latest version of Linux Mint (20 "Ulyana") and tried to burn that to disk, CDBurnerXP reports "No compatible drives". Art
    It looks like a problem in CDBurnerXP. Is this program listed as Windows 10 compatible?
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  7. Posts : 293
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
    Thread Starter
       #7

    TV2 said:
    It looks like a problem in CDBurnerXP. Is this program listed as Windows 10 compatible?
    Hi TV2

    A quote from the website as per my link in post#3 this thread:

    "CDBurnerXP is free, popular software that allows you to burn all kinds of discs such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVDs.

    Among other features, with CDBurnerXP, you can burn and create ISOs, create bootable discs, set the burn speed, create audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks, verify the data after the burning process, and more. The program will also run on all newer Microsoft Windows OS versions starting with 2000/XP and ending with Windows 10
    ."

    So yes, compatible with Windows 10 - must be a bug in the program.

    Will try either ImgBurn or BurnAware and see what they do (again, links to these in post #3).

    So, as per my OP this thread, do I take it folks wouldn't trust the third party sites pcmatic.com or driveridentifier.com for a driver for the optical drive??

    Art
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  8. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #8

    I would stay away from driver updates sites and software.

    Get drivers either from the driver vendor (ASUS, Intel, etc.), or your system manufacturer.

    Windows Update, or updating drivers using Device Manager, would be last on my list.
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  9. Posts : 293
    Windows 10 Pro (x64) 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1165)
    Thread Starter
       #9

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    OldNavyGuy said:
    I would stay away from driver updates sites and software.

    Get drivers either from the driver vendor (ASUS, Intel, etc.), or your system manufacturer.

    Windows Update, or updating drivers using Device Manager, would be last on my list.
    Thatís what I thought - hence the question.

    I didnít know if the general consensus was that one or both of these sites was OK or not.

    The ASUS site is useless and Windows Update didnít take me to updating drivers.

    However, it looks like it is a problem within CDBurnerXP as the internal disk burning of Win 10 could see the writer and was happy to write the .iso to the disk. I didnít follow through with the whole process - Iíve probably ended up making a coaster - so I donít know if the .iso would be bootable or not.

    Art
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  10. Posts : 2,284
    Windows 10
       #10

    Your drivers are already installed by Windows 10, you are good to go.

    ASUS do not need to supply a driver. I would remove that "green" ASUS application it may have compatibility problems.

    CDBurnerXP is compatible with almost every optical drive the list is here:
    CDBurnerXP: Compatible drives
    ASUS DRW-24F1ST is in the compatibility list.

    That implies that it is your particular version of CDBurnerXP that has a bug/compatibility problem, so install a different version.

    "do I take it folks wouldn't trust the third party sites pcmatic.com or driveridentifier.com for a driver for the optical drive??"
    Exactly, never trust such sites. Those are only generic drivers from previous versions of Windows anyway.
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