Can I recover from this? I tried to firmware flash my fairly new true 832S from the factory provided VSO1 to VSOA. I downloaded VSOA from LiteOnâ€™s site, got out of all programs and then ran VSOA.exe. The screen came up to choose my drive and I chose it, then chose install and the installation started and the progress bar moved across the screen and got to 100%. The screen said â€œprogrammingâ€¦â€ and the bar across the bottom of the screen stayed at the right at 100%. I waited over 15 minutes for the greyed out â€œCloseâ€ button to be available to click or something else to happen on the screen, but nothing happened. This seemed too long for a proper firmware flash on my P4 system. Nothing Iâ€™d seen in the forums talked about a firmware flash taking an excessively long time. After the 15 minutes or so, nothing seemed to be happening, so I thought maybe the installing/programming was really done and it was a quirk in the programming that the â€œCloseâ€ button wouldnâ€™t become ungreyed for me to click.
Since there was nothing on the flasher screen to allow me to close the program, I right clicked the program on the task bar and closed the program and rebooted. Well, during bootup the 832S isnâ€™t recognized anymore and itâ€™s taking WinXP Pro over 10 minutes to boot up and when it finally boots up it doesnâ€™t see the 832S anymore. Also, the drive doesnâ€™t respond to the drive eject button anymore.
So the drive seems dead. Can anyone help me revive it? Thanks in advance for any help!