Hi, can anybody please help!!!
I have rebuilt a friends' pc but am having major problems with the samsung SW-232 CDRW. It's an Advent 3110 (MS6373/K7N420 Pro v.1 Motherboard) running XP Home. It has a samsung DVD ROM SD-616 and a Samsung CDRW SW-232.
When the drives are on the same IDE cable, sometimes both are detected, sometimes neither and sometimes just the DVD. When the DVD is detected it detects it correctly in both the BIOS and windows so I don't think this one is the problem. Because of this I currently have the DVD and the hard drive on one channel and the CDRW on the other, this set up gives me the DVD all the time but still only detects the CDRW sometimes.
When the CDRW does eventually detect, both windows and the BIOS indicate it as RICOH firmwareloader2 and in windows explorer it only shows as being a CD drive. I tried to flash it with the samsung sfdwin.exe but because it's being detected as the RICOH firmwareloader2 it wouldn't play so now I am all out of ideas.
There doesn't appear to be any good reason why it detects it when it does, the jumpers are all set correctly and I also tried using cable select, I have also tried a different IDE cable and the other IDE channel too but it still fails to detect more often than not.
Any assistance with this problem will be gratefully recieved as this is the 3rd night in a row I've been up until nearly 4am messing with it. I obviously don't want to give it back to my friend with the drives not working properly but I'm now at a loss!
Thanks in advance.
Damn!!! Just thought I'd open nero to see what it thinks, and it is not even seeing the DVD drive even though windows is.
Still at a loss, please help!!!