[QUOTE=chas2u;2522285]well yeah i removed the disc prior to flashing, just in case…
I flashed it twice; both times it hung in windows7x64. I couldnt shut down the flasher, but i let the shutdown windows sequence go to the end. (took a while longer than usual)
After windows restarted, the bios looks to have been updated…A106 RC1 IN DVDInfo Pro
HOW CAN I FULLY TEST IF THIS DRIVE IS WORKING?[/QUOTE]
OK - from what I can gather, the flasher itself hung, not the drive itself since the flash, seeing as you can still run DVDInfoPro etc.
Something similar happened to me, when I was crossflashing a Sony CD-RW drive, in an external enclosure - but in my case, I actually got an error message from the flasher once the flash had completed. Drive works perfectly to this day though, crossflashed and all.
Have you tried actually burning a CD/DVD in the drive? If a burn completes and it has no problem reading burned or pressed CD/DVD media I’d say the drive is working. You also may like to check with something like Nero InfoTool (available as a standalone download if you don’t use Nero) - it should say RPC1 and/or for user changes left, “n/a” or similar.
When I asked about the possibility of a disc in the drive, it was just to cover all bases and possibilities