I bought a new samsung dvd writer (SH-S222A) as I thought my old one was dieing.
The new one wont read dvds or play cd audio music. It can read the audio cd tracks (no sound/shows album cover) and will display the dvd disc name (e.g. CIV4 complete etc) but wont open the dvd contents/folder (just hangs in “My Computer”).
I am using a new IDE cable and have updated the firmware and mobo bios. It is also in the correct master position.
I tried booting up my windows disk from dos and it booted and copied the initial setup files. So I assume its a software issue.
I tried the DMA thing and they are activated in the device manager as well as uninstalling the IDE controller.
I have a dual boot system and it happens in both.
any help would be great