I have a challenge for you.
I have a Philips cd-writer (12x8x32). It was originally sold under the Medion brandname (Medion MD 9567), but it says ‘Philips’ on the front of the writer.
Anyway, since about a month, the cd-writer isn’t recognized anymore by my computer. During boot up, when the drives are being detected, the BIOS detects the drive fine, but strange characters show up. In Windows XP, under hardware properties, it shows the cd-drive, but it has a strange name.
I thought, maybe something is wrong with the cables, but everything is in order. Also, I updated the BIOS of the computer, which had no effect. Lastly, I reinstalled Win XP PRo, but it has no effect.
Out of 10 reboots, the cd-writer is only properly recognized once!
I was thinking of upgrading the firmware, but I can’t find the firmware anything. Not on the Medion site, nor on the Philips site.
Who can help me?