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  1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 425
    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
       10 Dec 2015 #1

    How Do I Find My DVD Drive's Manufacturer?


    In both BIOS and Device Manager, the name is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUC0N. When I searched the internet I couldn't find any useful information. In Device Manager, when I opened the driver's Properties dialog, for manufacturer it said, "Standard CD-ROM Drives." When I searched for that phrase, all I found was a 2006 Microsoft webpage which said that that phrase means that I need to go inside a folder which doesn't exist and edit a file which File Explorer can't find. I gather from the article that there's probably an error somewhere, but I don't know how to resolve it or what I can do instead.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 21,000
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       10 Dec 2015 #2

    unless you've changed it yourself, then most likely its made from whoever made your laptop. Look up your model on the web.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,857
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       10 Dec 2015 #3

    I believe the DVD drive is made by Hitachi.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 425
    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
       10 Dec 2015 #4

    Thanks. Lenovo told me to download a program called Nero. The download was problematic; I'm too tired to go into details. Anyway, now that I've installed it, as soon as I finish scanning for malware, I should get the information I'm looking for.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       10 Dec 2015 #5

    gregyurkon said: View Post
    Thanks. Lenovo told me to download a program called Nero. The download was problematic; I'm too tired to go into details. Anyway, now that I've installed it, as soon as I finish scanning for malware, I should get the information I'm looking for.
    Here's a nice free one that I use all the time:
    CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software
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  6. Joined : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 425
    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
       10 Dec 2015 #6

    Thanks. I'm not quite sure whether I need more burn software than I already have, but I'll check it out when I have time.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       10 Dec 2015 #7

    gregyurkon said: View Post
    Thanks. I'm not quite sure whether I need more burn software than I already have, but I'll check it out when I have time.
    It's a nice tool and I think it's better than Nero.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 425
    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
       10 Dec 2015 #8

    Well Nero told me that the drive has every capability a DVD drive can have, so now the quest for video recording software begins.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 806
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       10 Dec 2015 #9
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  10. Joined : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 425
    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
       10 Dec 2015 #10

    Thanks, but I tried the Hitachi site already. The only information I could find there was a claim that they make DVD drives. Nothing useful whatsoever. Anyway, like I said, Nero told me what I needed to know about the drive, so now I just need to find appropriate software.
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