first of all some infos about my system:
Laptop Toshiba SPA40
DVD Writer Model SN-S082H
this is my Problem:
My old CD-Rom doesn’t work properly any more. It is still able to boot from my recovery CD so i can use Dos, but won’t let me recover or boot from any Windows CD any more.
Windows is not installed yet.
I bought this new DVD Drive SN-S082H, but it won’t work because of the IDE #1 Error which is caused by Master/Slave problems.
Since i know about that, i just need to know if there is a way to flash the new firmware via Dos without using the new drive?
I tried to use Binflash, since i already have the new firmware (samsung_sn-s082h_sb00.bin) but that didn’t work.
Could I then, if flashing the new drive without it isn’t possible, take my new DVD-Drive to another Toshiba Notebook and flash it in Windows? Would these changes be saved somewhere on the Drive? (i can’t really imagine that, but didn’t read anything about it yet)
Thanks for answering my questions + for your support.