I have this XPS laptop since a year and a half ago. About 2 months ago, with the waranty expired, i tried to run the optiarc slot load DVD-RW firmware update, and said everything was okay. Then I restarted it and the problem started:
Now, every single time I turn on my computer, it get stuck at the BIOS POST until the drive sounds like "ready" and then the computer starts normally. And this happen EXACTLY the same when it's getting back from sleep.
I'm pretty sure is not a software issue, because I tried with Vista Home Premiun 32 bits, Ubuntu (from 8.10+)32 & 64, and with W7 64.
Already tried to run the firmware installer like a million time, in case it is a failing install with no luck. Also, google it to see if someone has the same problem, and again, no. The Drive performs pretty okay once the System is on, but waiting to the drive to be ready everytime is really annoying.
The Firmware I updated was this, and the drive is:
K937C Assembly, Dvd+/-rw, 8, SLOT, 1530 Sony Nec Optiarc Inc.
I'll apreciate any help you can give me
UPDATE: I had to disable the drive on BIOS to get the laptop to turn on quickly, so this is the prove that is a Drive problem, I think