This was a newegg model that came with sb02 I believe. It was not reading DVD-Rs. I attempted to upgrade the firmware to sb03. I have tried with both the official and with the cdfreaks edition that had been posted a few days before that.
The upgrade went smoothy. I was prompted that I needed to restart. Upon a restart, windows (xp) would no longer boot. I get past the black screen with the windows logo, but just before getting to the windows logon screen, the mouse cursor appears (as a small arrow), and then everything stops. Windows will boot no further, and the mouse is locked.
Windows will boot fine in safe mode. The drive will not read anything, not even cds. HOWEVER. I was able to do use the cmd prompt to run an installation file of winrar off the cd. I include this info for amusment if nothing else.
I do have the drive as cable select on the secondary channel with no other drive present on the channel. I have it using its own power connector.
Can anyone suggest any possibilities?
Thanks.. if you need any other info to make a "diagnosis" just ask.