[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung SH-S223B. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I’ve tried everything and looked every where for an answer and I’m stumped. The burner is brand new and SATA. It will read and write a DVD or two then quit, then start to work again. Explorer doesn’t even see a disk in it. The firmware is good, I’ve uninstalled and re-installed, Have the latest drivers (or so windows tells me). If the problem was consistent I would think it was the drive but I’m wondering if it’s not a fouled up system file or registry entry. I have noticed that when a DVD is in the drive and I right click on it and go to the recording tab it’s not listed. I’ve had no trouble with CDs.
I have Vista home basic running on a Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2 with an Intel E4300 processor and 2 GB of RAM.
I replaced a Liteon IDE burner which gave me no trouble until it died.