Hi, I'm having some issues with my writer recently. The drive worked very well, until I installed DVDFab Dvd Decrypter, which asked if I wanted to alter my drive (at the time, I didn't know it was going to do this) to make the ripping process faster, so I said "ok" and whatever it did, it didn't work right. My drive disappeared from the My Computer box, it was no longer being recognized by my system. I tried forcing my system to search for new devices, but all attempts failed.
I'm not sure exactly what DVDFab did, but I think it may have attempted to alter the firmware and failed. This is what I think happened, because I had been using the writer without problems for over a year and I had the problems occur right after giving DVDFab permission to do what it was recommending.
Is this actually a firmware issue? Is it possible to flash the drive with a new firmware possible if the system doesn't even see a drive? Also, if it is possible to install new firmware, will that solve the problem? I haven't tested the drive on a different computer yet and I am hesitant on attempting to flash the drive, as I've never done so before. Apologies if this reply isn't appropriate for the thread, but this seems like the only place I think I could get serious help.
I also tried running BinFlash and it didn't recognize my drive. Thanks in advance.