I want to update the firmware of my drive, it’s a Samsung SC-148F 48X CD-ROM drive - i thought maybe if i update the firmware it’ll be able to read some of my CD-Rs properly.
The current firmware version of the drive is PS06. I downloaded version PS07 version and tried to flash it but it failed (drive still works after system power down then reboot)
There is another version, B800, for my drive which i tried also - this is the command as I type it:
F1198L 3 W PS07.HEX (or B800.HEX depends which one i try)
butwhen i press enter it gives me the error:
[B]Unknown Flash memory
Verify flash failed!
I then have to power down the system because the drive is not recognised until I do.
I have tried this now from DOS 6.2 with and without any drivers loaded (complete clean boot) and also from the Windows 98 CD-ROM boot CD, but no luck - but im not sure that matters anyway, because I dont think the flash program is OS dependant. Is it possible to run it from within Windows by the way? Or are there any other flash programs that I can use or do i have to use the F1198L one supplied with the HEX file?
What can I do? It’s obviously for my drive so I can see no reason why it would be failing.