Qsi Dvdrw Sdw-042




Can anyone help me with a problem with this drive (QSI DVDRW-SDC-042). It is on my Packard Bell Easynote F7280 laptop, running XP Home.

It simply won’t burn CD’s. It just fails. I have tried in Media Player and in Nero and it just doesnt work. It gets so far and just fails. I have tried varying speeds, reinstalled drivers and used different media.

I have upgraded the firmware to the latest one with no success.

Any help you can provide would be really appreciated.



I have the same problem except that mine doesnt read or write anything anymore.

you said you reinstalled the drivers, where did you get it from?
I have the default one that ships with windows and it dates back to 2001


Are you getting an error message? Perhaps deleting the ide drivers will help. Windows will re-install them wen re-booted.