Did I hose my Pioneer DVR-A03?

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#1

Hi,
I did a firmware update R3TA200.EXE firmware version 2.0 for my Pioneer DVR-A03. Everything seemed to go correctly and the window reported a successful update to firmware v 2.0. Now the OS (XP) sees it ok. But when I load a disk( a dvd or dvd-r) it doesnt recognize the disk. The green light blinks for awhile then goes to blinking yellow or amber.

Please advise. :sad:

Kind regards, Capt. Mike

P.S. If you think I need to replace it…is Lite-on a good choice?
Do I need to uninstall anything before putting in the new drive?


#2

Does your device manager see the drive? Does it say ‘This device is working properly’? Check the IDE settings as well.


#3

Open up Devicemanager and uninstall the drive and the ide channels listed, then restart.


#4

Hi and thank you for the kind reply. Yes the device manager reports that it is working properly.

XP reports in device manager that all IDE channels are working properly.


#5

Hi, thank you for the kind reply. Before I try this…do you mean uninstall from device manager?

I do not have a WIN XP cd. So will I be able to reinstall on reboot if XP finds the drive?

The reason I ask is there was one time prior to the firmware update, where I that I put a new blank dvd-r disk in the drive and couldnt get it out or get the drive to respond so I rebooted and the computer would not reboot. It would get to one of the boot screens and stop. So I shut down the pc and used a paper clip to manually get the disk out of the drive, then rebooted and things were ok.

Also I noticed below that for the drive I did the firmware update now reads DVR-103 and not DVR-A03. I am absolutely positive I used the correct firmware file. Could something be screwed up here?

Drive D:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded No
Media Type CD-ROM
Name PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate Not Available
SCSI Target ID 0
PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMPLEXTOR_CD-R___PX-W4012A________________1.00____\5&C9AF3F1&0&0.0.0
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 48.38 KB (49,536 bytes), 8/18/2001 7:00 AM)

Drive E:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded No
Media Type CD-ROM
Name PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-103
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate Not Available
SCSI Target ID 1
PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMPIONEER_DVD-RW__DVR-103_________________2.00____\5&C9AF3F1&0&0.1.0
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 48.38 KB (49,536 bytes), 8/18/2001 7:00 AM)

Thank so much you guys. Please let me know your thoughts or if you need any more info…If this gets to be too much of a pain in the butt for ya’all I am more than willing to buy another drive. This is an Alienware PC about 4 years old now and its been good to me and maybe deserves a new dvd drive. :bigsmile:


#6

Uninstall the ide drivers listed under ide/ATA ATAPI CONTROLERS.
Then restart and the OS will re-install the ide drivers…


#7

Hi chef, not to doubt you but…are you absolutely positive that the os wil re-install the drivers. I have primary IDE, secondary IDE channels and and the Intel® 82801BA Busmaster Ide controller. You want me to uninstall the drivers for all these?

I admit it I am scared. You are sure about this…I am not sure I have the cabinet files on the pc and alieware didnt give me a windows xp cd…I have a system recovery cd which I think wipes out everything then installs the os to original condition. I’d rather not have to do that so I just want to be sure, you are sure. :bigsmile:

Thanks again for all you input.


#8

Yes, it will. The drivers are already on the HDD in the drivers subfolders, ready to be installed.

If you are so scared, you may set a recovery point (or how this is named).