Updating cd drive firmware
One of the first things the Blu-ray drive manufacturer would probably suggest is to update the firmware on the drive.
Network router manufacturers often release updates to firmware on their devices to improve network performance or add additional features.
One example can be seen when downloading the firmware for a wireless router like the Linksys WRT54G.
Just visit that router's support page (here it is for this router) on the Linksys website to find the downloads section, which is where you get the firmware.
Mac users, please see: Document ID: 004301 - Procedure for firmware update via bootable CD (Mac OS).
For best results during system startup, it is recommended to disconnect peripherals such as USB storage devices, printers, scanners, etc.
Devices that you might think of as strictly hardware such as optical drives, a network card, a router, a camera, or a scanner all have software that's programmed into a special memory contained in the hardware itself.