I have a Samsung DVD writer, SH-S202N and a gigabyte P35-DS3P motherboard. I'm running Vista Home Premium.
I have a strange problem, and I'm quite close to reinstall Vista. But I have not given up yet.
The problem is that the DVD writer can read DVD's and audio-cd's, but not read or write software cd's. It works fine in XP, so I figure it must be a software problem in Vista.
I've tried reinstalling the driver with no luck, it still will not read cd's.
I've also updated the firmware.
Also, if I leave a cd in the drive when rebooting, Vista hangs before login screen until i remove the CD.
Does anyone have an idea of what can be wrong?
By the way, I'm not sure if it's relevant, but I've installed ICH9-drivers from Intel, and everything has been detected in Device manager, however vista problem solver states that drivers for ICH9 is not yet installed.
Having similar problem, with a NEC DVD_RW ND-3550 and a MSI K9 neo motherboard installed on SATA Hard Drives (dual)
yet it works fine with Windows XP. I believe it to be some interaction with the SATA drivers, but Have no way of testing at this time.