Hi all. This is my first thread here. I am very frustrated with this problem now. FYI, I am not very tech savy so please be patient with me.
Some background info:
I just built a new system 2 months ago. I purchased the Samsung 223Q OEM from newegg. When i assembled everything and installed vista (32 bit), everything was working fine initially. My burner was using the default vista drivers. Lately when i started my desktop, my burner will not show up in windows explorer. So I will open the case, unplug and replug the SATA cable and it will detect it again.
Now today I was trying to reinstall a game and realized that the cd in the drive was not detected at all. I tried other CD and still didn’t detect. I downloaded the firmware from the samsung website and flashed the drive (i think i did it correctly and it even gave me the message to reboot). But still no luck. No matter what CD i put in the drive, the drive just spins and spins. Nothing happens. If I open the Windows explorer at this time, the green progress bar in the address bar progresses VERY VERY slowly and nothing happens after few mins.
Please, help me with this problem. I have already spent 5 hours trying to fix this. All the CDs work well on my laptop. Anyway I can start fresh as if I am just installing the DVD writer for the first time?
I will really appreciate any help from u guys…