I’m experiencing a lot of trouble with the samsung se-s184M external USB dvd writer.
I bought this writer to connect it to a Toshiba Tecra 8200 laptop, so that it could be used to write DVD’s for backups of this system. Originally it had Windows 2000 installed, but since I didn’t manage to get the writer working on win2000, I upgraded the system to windows XP. This has not helped however. The problem:
When I connect the writer to the USB port (not USB 2.0, given the older laptop), the light on the writer briefly flashes. I get the message ‘USB Device not recognized’ in Windows. The device manager shows an 'Unknown Device" in the USB controller section.
Has anybody else expierenced this problem. Is there a known solution. I already contacted support, but they haven’t replied yet, since I’ve let them know that upgrading to windows XP hasn’t helped.
thanks in advance,