I’m not really sure if this drive is dead or not. It gets detected from bios and windows xp, only problem is the tray doesn’t open and the bottom of this drive is really HOT(extremely). This is a very old drive I had for awhile and I killed it from a bad flash. I tried reflashing it but it doesn’t seem to finish. It loads the flashing program then nothing, even if I wait for like 10 mins. Only thing is, if this drive is dead, it shouldn’t be even detected right? There has to be a way bring this thing back to life! Any suggestions appreciated, if not, that’s okay too
Try setting your drive as the Secondary Master and then flash it. It should work then.