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DVD Drive Showing as Floppy?

prfntbtrprfntbtr Registered User regular
This is driving me slightly crazy. I have a computer running Vista 64, and when I initially put this thing together, the drive worked as one would expect, namely it would read and write DVD's, as is its purpose. Currently, though, it has decided that it will do this no longer, that it will be content spending the rest of its life as a floppy drive. I am not content with this. I am pretty much clueless as to how to resolve this problem. Drive is a Samsung SAMSUNG SH-S223Q. Anybody have any ideas where to start? I downloaded Samsung ODD Firmware LiveUpdate and when I try to start the program, nothing happens. I also tried to use Microsoft Fix It to maybe automatically do something, but, no. Help?

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  • prfntbtrprfntbtr Registered User regular
    edited December 2009

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Well the problem is either with the drive or the computer. So you need to eliminate one of those variable. You can try plugging it into another SATA port and see if that helps at all. If it does not, take the drive out and plug it into another computer and see if it is recognized properly.

    There's really no good reason for this to occur. Are you sure that the computer now thinks its a floppy? Have you altered anything in your BIOS recently? Maybe you should go into your BIOS and disable the floppy drive port and see if that changes anything.

    The easiest thing to do to determine if there is a probelm is to stick the drive in another PC and see if that PC has problems with it. IF so, you know the issue is with the drive. If there are no problems, then there are set up issues with your PC. Could be a number of things. But it would help tremendously to at least negate the drive itself as the problem (or alternatively confirm it as the problem).

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