I have this strange problem. I will try to explain it with evey detail.
AMD Athlon 2000+, 1024 MB Ram, ATI X200
I have one DVD-Reader and one DVD-Writer(GSA-H10A). Until yesterday, DVD-Writer was working perfectly. But, yesterday, I tried to burn a dvd and it didn’t work. When I looked at it from my computer, it showed only CD-ROM on its drive name. And it read no dvds.
I uninstalled and then installed the IDE controllers(secondary and primary), then xp recognized it as HM-UL-DWDSAM GSA-I11A! but problem still remains.
But, I don’t think that it is an IDE cable problem because I changed it twice and still writer doesn’t work but Reader (which is on the same IDE cable with writer) works perfectly.
I had Alcohol 120% virtual drive installed, and I uninstalled it. But couldn’t quite managed it, so deleted some system devices. And tried to install the driver for Writer but I think I installed the CD-ROM driver. May that cause a problem?
Also, when I look at the BIOS, it recognizes the Writer but recognizes it as IL-UL-DWDSAM GSA-H10B. So, it may be in the BIOS too.
So, can you help me? I will format c:, but before it I want to try every possible thing. And I don’t want to format HDD in vain if it is not a software problem but a hardwarew problem.
Thanks a lot. Any help will be appreciated greatly.