Samsung CD-ROM SC-148A

June 17, 2005 at 14:44:40
Specs: Windows XP SP2, P4 / 512MB

I have been having intermittent read errors from the Samsung CD-ROM drive in my HP Pavilion a820n system. The Disc is ok because I can read it without error using the HP DVD writer on the same machine.

I found what looks like a driver update from the following website:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/21356.html

Flash Utility And ROM Binary For Samsung SC-148A CD-ROM Drive
version B409 (22 Jul 04)

Resolves issue with intermittent read errors when the CD-ROM drive reads from a CD-R disc

In my system, HP Pavilion a820n, I have:
Samsung CD-ROM SC-148A
Currently installed driver:
Provider: Microsoft
Date: 7/1/2001
Version 5.1.2535.0

I contacted HP and chatted online with a support person:

HP Person
I apologize for the inconvenience caused, however the driver given in the link may not be compatible with your Samsung drive.
Me:
Is there no way to verify that the driver currently installed in my system is up-to-date. And if it is not then is there a way to update it?
HP Person
I have checked your system details and currently there are no updates available for your CD rom drive which is shipped.

QUESTION: How can I reach a competent person at HP or anywhere who can help me?



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July 18, 2005 at 23:31:27

I have the same computer with the same problem. I just ran a System check with PC Doctor and the CD-Rom failed both the Linear and Random Seek Tests. Only problem is: what do I do now?

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