I had actually read through that exact thread DVD Addict, as well as the guide by zebedee about using BQFlasher, but have found the whole process quite a bit overwhelming.
The sticker on the drive identifies it as a BenQ 1640.
When I try to use BQFlasher it simply doesn't show the drive at all. I have the nero aspi dll in the folder with it, and tried using the showAllDrives command, but to no avail.
Any more specific suggestions would be excellent.
edit: after reading much more, I think it's relevant for me to mention that I am running on an NVidia motherboard, and am using adaptec's ASPI layer (required for a scsi device that attaches to an adaptec scsi card I have).