Re: DvD drive
yeah, go to your control panel, click performance and maintenance, click system, click on the hardware tab then go to device manager.
In the device manager go to where it says DVD/CD rom drives and click the plus sign next to it and the drive brand and model number will be listed there.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'