I did a search and looked through the stickie threads but couldn’t find anything relevant in regards to the questions that I want answering.
Is there a high chance of rendering a drive unusable when upgrading the firmware of an optical drive? And by upgrading I mean carrying out the upgrade via the use of official firmware downloaded from the company’s official support website.
I’m only asking because I’ve heard that flashing to the newer firmware in Windows can kill the drive if there are too many programs running in the background.
I’ve never flashed any of my optical drives to a newer firmware before because I’m concerned that something might go wrong during the upgrade procedure. I mean, my PCs are full of programs that run in the background. I usually have Internet Security software, UDF writing software, Printer software, Bluetooth software just to name a few running in the background.
Am I expected to kill these applications in order to flash the firmware correctly? Isn’t there any other way? Like flashing the firmware in Windows Safe Mode or DOS?
Your input would be much appreciated.