Flashed DVD\CDRW (Can't See Drive)

  Pikachu 16:52 07 May 2004

Just flased my laptops dvd\cd-rw drive, Samsung SN-324 drive, and after flash I cant see the drive. It was definatly the right drivers.

I want to try and revert back to the old ones but can't as it cant see the drive. Any ideas what I can do?

  johnnyrocker 16:54 07 May 2004



  Pikachu 16:54 07 May 2004

Its running Windows XP Home Edition

  Pikachu 17:03 07 May 2004

Thought the latest ones would patch current issues just like windows updates :D, never thought it woudl cause problems as I have flashed my pcs drive never thought this would cause any issues :( .

  johnnyrocker 17:04 07 May 2004

go into device manager and if you can see the item there right click it and select roll back drivers, failing that a system restore to prev known good position.


  Pikachu 17:09 07 May 2004

Can't revert bak to old drivers as it can't see drive there :( ill do a system restore now and post back results

  Pikachu 17:13 07 May 2004

System Restore did not do the job :( Any other ideas please

  woodchip 17:32 07 May 2004

The drive as had it, as it flashes the software on the drive. unless you can get it done at a laptop repair shop

  woodchip 17:34 07 May 2004

PS it's bad enough with a desktop computer as when flashing a CDRW or DVD you should remove all the Ribbon cables on all EIDE drives exept the drive that you want to Flash. You cannot do that with a laptop

  Pikachu 17:35 07 May 2004

I'll take it back to the store I bought it from and see what they can do, hopefully they can replace it

  woodchip 17:36 07 May 2004

The cheapest option may be to buy a external CDRW drive

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