Optical drives don't need any extra drivers.
Most likely, your DVD read/write lasers are shot.
Slim chance, but...
One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip
to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg
, click Merge
Accept registry merge.
4. Go to Device Manager
, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.