not to get ahead of myself,but i made sure i read all the forum rules,and attempted to find a solution already.
i think its fair to post my problem,as i cant see anyone else having the same issue.i have a HT-DT-ST DVD RW GCA 4080N.
im currently running win 7 x64,and now after flashing what seems to be a logical choice for my drive,its completely non functional.
ive utilized the DVD identifier tool,however it shows that i have nothing installed.i have DMA enabled,and theres also no trace of this drive in the BIOS itself.my PC is under warranty,however,before exploring that option,im checking to see if there are any others available.
thanks to any and all insight to this issue,