Hi Folks, I haven't been on the AfterDawn forum for years, "Hi there!" I need help if you anyone of you could. I have a DELL Inspiron 1000 laptop, and a new CD/DVD drive. It's an Optiarc AD-5530A CD/DVD drive, I bought it on ebay, a couple of months ago. It was a local ebayer in Seattle area. But it needed a firmware for that CD/DVD drive so it can burn well on CD and DVD so that other computers and players would recognized of what was bruned on the AD-5530A CD/DVD drive. The local ebayer doesn't know where I can find a firmware from. When I went to the Optiarc's website, they provide a tool called "DriveBoost" tool. I downloaed from their site, and installed onto the DELL inpiron 1000 latop, and didn't know that it scans the whole computer. I thought the DriveBoost is a firmware for the AD-5530A CD/DVD drive, apparently it isn't. Once after it scanned my laptop, then it asked me to type in the registration key that don't have. An order for DriveBoost to fix my laptop by providing drivers, it wants me to type in the registeation key. Or buy DriveBoost tool. Is there any way that I could find a registration key to continue with DriveBoost. Or maybe I don't really need DriveBoost, and only just need a simple fimrware for my AD-5530A CD/DVD drive?? The drive is made by Optiarc, I think. Could anyone help me on what're really necessary for me to have??? All I'm asking is for a firmware for that CD/DVD drive. And not have to have a tool that scans the whole laptop. Whether is it really true that I would need to have them to provide drivers onto my laptop. They say that my drivers that I provided for other devices are "OUT-DATED". And I don't know whether to believe such thing on whether DriveBoost provides updtated drivers???? Overall, am I screwed up ending up using the DriveBoost that I may NOT really need??? And I only need a firmware JUST for that AD-5530A CD/DVD drive??? Thank for reading my concern and I hope that if anyone in the forum has answers. Thank youy, Eugene Seattle, WA.