Optical drive in Lenovo® ThinkPad W701ds
What is optical drive? What are the different issues that can come in optical drive software in Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds?
Optical disk drive uses laser light or sometimes electromagnetic waves for reading or writing data to or from the optical discs. Examples of optical media are Compact disc, DVDs, HD DVD, and Blu-ray disc. Today optical drives are available with erasing or rewritable technology. It holds much more information then the classic portable media. It is also known as CD drive, DVD drive, BD drive etc. Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds laptop is powered with Intel i5 or i7 processor. It provides many graphics resources to increase its graphics capability like NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800 or NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M. It has four distinct memory units with each memory unit having 16 GB of storage capacity. Its hard drive has 500 GB of storage capacity. An optical drive is responsible for accessing data from CD or DVD and also helps in various other applications like data backup.
Some issues that come with optical drive software in Lenovo Thinkpad W701ds are:
- Driver missing problem
- Error in firmware
- Virus infection
Driver missing problem
Certain error messages would be displayed on your system when you install driver software which is not compatible with your Lenovo Thinkpad W701ds’ motherboard and Operating system. Therefore, you need to check driver compatibility with the Operating system and motherboard. By specifying the correct name of optical drive with its model number, you could collect driver software from Internet.
Error in firmware
Firmware is a piece of software that is stored in the memory of the optical drive. It has the responsibility to check all the operations performed by the drive. If any error comes in this piece of software it would affect the optical drive performance. You could use CD Freaks firmware section or RPCI.org firmware section to detect the problem in the firmware. It is necessary to avoid all problems that come with the firmware for the better performance of the optical drive.
Due to the infection from the virus or malware, Optical driver software or firmware software in your system may not work properly. If your system contains any virus or other malware these would cause problems with the optical drive software. Viruses are able to change the content of the software program. Therefore, you must install Antivirus software. Also block all situations that cause the attacks of virus. For example, if you access data from the Internet you need to turn on firewall. Firewall software are able to block the unauthorized access to your system.