I just tried everything I could… in fact, I just re-installed all my OS (Windows XP Home Edition) and the problem still there… I can’t read any disc on my DVD (CD or DVD) The computer identify the hardware but there is no way the DVD read any disc.
At the end I’m sure the problem was the infamous"hotfix" because before I installed everything was ok.
By the way… I jus did the follow task and nothing works:
Try to uninstall the hotfix
Use the recovery tool in Windows XP
Update the firmware from Pionner web site
Uninstall and install the driver
Re-install all the OS
Please help me, the technical support from VAIO just SUCKS !!
Before I lost my DVD burner I just backup all my files in DVD discs (4,7 GB) and now there’s no way I can recover my data.
Yes… two drivers stop working after Installed the “hotfix” UDF Reader QFE (Q329112)
No… I can find the way to uninstall the hotfix, I try diferent ways to do it, in ac, I tink the installation was corrupted because when I did it (the hotfix instalattion) I never receive a confirmation, and when I try to fond the hotfix in “remove a program” utility (in XP) the list didn’t show me this hotfix.
No… I can’t test the dvd in another machine (I just have one computer)
How can I be sure that my computer DISABLE any packet writing software?
Yes, that is a clean format if you formatted the Operating System partition and reloaded from scratch.
Did you install the “hotfix” again after the OS rebuild ?
If so, you’ll probably need to start over again and NOT install the hotfix EVER again.
If you are reformatting/recovering via from Sony rcovery disk it is most likely reinstalling your burining software. If you have already reformatted and reinstalled the hotfix, try uninstalling your writing software and see it that gives you access to your DVR-103. If after doing that you get access to your 103, you may want to install diffferent buring software. After researching your problem it seems that InCD does not play well with UDF readers…try uninstalling InCD if it is present. Those are the things I would try…
BTW, what burning software are you using? Is there an update for it?
I use to have CD Creator form the bundle that Sony give me… when I formated the computer I erase all my “old” programs.
Now… the trickie part is that now I DON’T HAVE ACCESS to my recovery disc (the one that includes the programs) The cd drive read almost any CD, but the recovery disc for my programs (the one tha was packed with my Sony Vaio) it’s not working… I can’t install anything, the autorun file it’s nor working and when I try to install direct from the CD I receive a error.
Now… I don’t have any bruning software because like I told you I formated my computer.
Do I try to install a burning software? Any one in particular??
Sorry for so many questions and thanks in advance.
I’m a little confused…How were you sucessful in reinstalling windows (XP?) if your 103 is not functioning? Or is it that your cd drive works and your 103 does not? If that is the case your 103 might have just died and it coincided with the install of that particular hotfix…
If you were somehow successful, I can presume you are at the point where you have a clean install, correct? and you haven’t installed that hotfix, right?..and your 103 still isn’t working?
Once I installed the hotfix (UDF Reader QFE) everything went wrong… My DVD Burner (Pioneer 103) just died… I never found a way to make it works again, I just tried almost everything possible… Re-install the drivers, install the new firmware, uninstall and re-install the driver, and the last hope was to re-install all the OS… I formatted the discs (c and d) and re-install my OS. I just did that using my CD drive.
Once I re-install the OS my DVD still dead… the computer found the hardware and it didn’t show me any troubles, but the thing is that I can’t read any kind of CD or DVD, it seems like the DVD can’t read the discs.
Since then I just have de CD drive to work, but like I told you, the CD drive can’t read my application recovery CD (the one with the programs). It seems that the autorun file is corrupted or something like that.
One thing that I did was to re-install the hotfix, since no matter what the DVD driver still dead, at that point I decided to re-install the hotfix, because my guess was that I never install successfully the hotfix, so… I installed again and nothing happens… again.
That’s the point where I’m stuck… whit all my data files in DVD format and with out a DVD reader.