Hi everyone ^_^. Glad to have found such a forum full of knowledgeable people. I just got a new DVD writer, the Samsung SH-S203B. Unfortunately, I’m having some trouble with it.
First of all, the drive is detected by XP as a “TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B.” It seems to read everything other than writable media. I have read the FAQ btw, but still am unsure of what to do. This is obviously not an IDE drive, so I didn’t know whether solutions for IDE drives would apply to a SATA drive.
I uninstalled my old copy of Nero, thinking that it might be part of the problem, but it wasn’t. So the drive is not recognized by the OS as a writable drive at all. Now I am wondering if it is, as suggested, the controller drivers’ fault. Here’s my specs btw…
AMD 64 X2, 2GB G.Skill Ram, DFI Infinity NF UltraII-M2, Win XP Pro SP2. The drive is connected as master on the first SATA channel.
1. I am assuming that, after checking the mobo manual again, it does not matter which SATA channel the drive is on?
2. My controllers are using the nForce4 ADMA drivers. What is the best way to change them to XP drivers (which drivers should I use)? And, is this the next best option to try in wanting to resolve this issue?[/I]
Thank you very much for your assistance in advance. I look forward to your replies.