well i got a new dvd burner about a year ago now. it said “digital research” on the box but come to find out it was a BTC. anyways, it shows up in device manager as “DVDRW IDE1004” and is secondary IDE master. i’ve been burning Ritek G04’s for some time now without much problem but i decided to check the firmware that i had just so i had the latest. come to find out i had 0039…which i see was very old. so i have tried for the last 2 days to try to flash through windows (not dos yet) but it comes up the same as i’ve seen with some others on the board. there is no drive in the drop-down box…or the one that i did get to work read back some error like this http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=112085. i’ve tried every last update. i was wondering to myself if maybe it was a problem that in my device manager that it didnt have the “IM” or whatever at the end of the “1004” so i decided to simply “uninstall” it, then restart and let it load back in. easy right?
actually no. all i get now is the bsod every time windows loads. i dont have the latest fw in the temp folder so a read only ntfs bootdisk will do me no good. i even think i have a ntfs write disk somewhere…not sure though. i dissabled the drive in the bios and it still gives me the blue screen…and i even unplugged the drive and booted up and it does the same thing.
i have my hd’s on my raid controller so when i put in the windows disk to do a repair it says “no hd’s found.” what an afternoon! lol
i guess i’ll have to do some drive switching around but i wonder what made it do this… i’m sure its a driver issue…i guess. and can someone please tell me why i can’t flash my fw anyways???
the pc in question:
xp pro (sp2)
asus p4c800-e deluxe
2.8 ht p4
hitachi dvd-rom gd