How to get serial numbers from optical drives?
November 28, 2012 9:30 AM   Subscribe

Is there any way to determine the serial numbers of the optical drives in my computer without opening it up? I'm running Windows XP.

I've already tried the method suggested at this link, but it didn't work.
posted by Awkward Philip to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
You could try Speccy.
posted by monopas at 12:35 PM on November 28, 2012

Nero InfoTool should be able to give you the serial numbers for your optical drives (plus lots of other information like firmware version).
posted by borkencode at 2:13 PM on November 28, 2012

Nero InfoTool displays the serial number, but it will only give me info on one of the two drives installed in the computer. Both clearly appear in the Configuration tab under CD/DVD Drives, but there's no way to switch to the second drive. When I disable the first drive, it says that there are no drives installed.

Anyone have any idea what might be causing this?
posted by Awkward Philip at 2:51 PM on November 28, 2012

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