I just built a new system, and haven’t used my drive for a while now.
So I insert the DVD into the drive while in windows, and noticed it would not open it. I said oh well and went on to installing a clean copy of windows.
The computer starts from the DVD, it goes all the way through loading all the drivers, and when it says “Starting Windows” it BSODs, googling the code revealed that there was a problem with the source drive.
Basically I tried 3 DVD-Rs that worked perfectly before, and none of them would be recognized by this drive, regular CD-Rs work fine.
I know this is a common problem with the NEC drives, but my problem is that I can’t even flash to another firmware.
Current firmware is 1.01, stock.
BinFlash and the official 1.04 update by NEC refuse to flash the drive from windows saying there was an error.
BinFlash from DOS wouldn’t pick up the drive (although I used a different floppy disk, the DVD drive was accessible in DOS) when running it with the -scan flag.
As I don’t have any other DVD drives I was wondering if it was somehow possible to hard-flash this drive?
Any help would be appreciated.