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#1 Johnny Boy

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:56 PM

I have a SATA DH-16W1S Drive.(came stock in a dell) In cross flashing it to a lite on something, something failed and now all the drive does now is sit there and the LED on the front flashes. Everytime my computer restarts I get a message that there is an Uknown Device, and it cannot install it automatically(its gotta be the drive cuz theres no new peripherals added). Any ideas?
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:43 PM

Is There a DVD or cd stuck in the drive?

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:14 PM

Self evident but, find a suitable firmware/flasher that will let you flash the drive. Ignore any error messages and force the flash if necessary. Flash it back to stock if needed.

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