DVD-ROM Won't Open/Not Recognized

vbimport

#1

My Sony VAIO computer came with: PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-117R

I installed: GENERIC DVD RW 8XMAX

Everything worked fine for a while but then my Pioneer quit opening. I used admin tools-disk mgt to force it to ope a few times but that rarely works now. How can I get the Pioneer to work again? I have the following:

 Drive	E: 
Description	CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded	No
Media Type	CD-ROM
Name	PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-117R
Manufacturer	(Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status	OK
Transfer Rate	Not Available
SCSI Target ID	0
PNP Device ID	IDE\CDROMPIONEER_DVD-ROM_DVD-117R________________1.04____\5&1F5B1C76&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), 8/17/2001 1:52 PM)
 
Drive	F:
Description	CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded	No
Media Type	CD-ROM
Name	GENERIC DVD RW 8XMax
Manufacturer	(Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status	OK
Transfer Rate	Not Available
SCSI Target ID	1
PNP Device ID	IDE\CDROMGENERIC_DVD_RW_8XMAX____________________150I____\5&1F5B1C76&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), 8/17/2001 1:52 PM)
 
Drive	G:
Description	CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded	No
Media Type	CD-ROM
Name	VOBID InstantDrive CD SCSI CdRom Device
Manufacturer	(Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status	OK
Transfer Rate	Not Available
SCSI Target ID	0
PNP Device ID	SCSI\CDROM&VEN_VOBID&PROD_INSTANTDRIVE_CD&REV_14\1&171323FD&0&000
Driver	c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 48.38 KB (49,536 bytes), 8/17/2001 1:52 PM)


#2

Connect it into another computer to find out if it is a hardware defect or not.


#3

I’ll do that as a last resort - or not at all


#4

Hey I sort of have the same problem. One day my DVD player refused to work and hasn’t since, I’ve dismembered the thing after looking through the software. The hardware seemed fine, I get this slight clicky noise when it tries to read the DVD. It also hesitates to eject when I press the button or use the link on the computer. However when I downloaded another driver (NIVIDIA DVD driver) and did a full restore (using the disks that came with the comuter when I bought it )It worked fine untill the demo ran out. So I’m guessing the problem is software. But I don’t know what the beep to do to fix it. I’ve tried re installing the driver and this and that. But Im stuck.


#5

Oh and if I leave the DVD in for a few hours it SOMETIMES can figure out the name of the DVD in my media player. Go figure.


#6

i forgot until it happened again last night - occasionally the tray will unexpectidly open after a restart and continue to open dozens of times as if it rememberes every time the buttton was pushed to open and is now opening all those times? go figure?


#7

where can i get the driver for my PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-117R


#8

It already comes with the OS!!


#9

'scuse me: where can i get an [B]UPDATED[/B] driver for my PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-117R


#10

The one comes with the OS is good enough. You need none else.

In case you meant FIRMWARE…
An patched rpc-1 version of 1.07 is available… http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=149


#11

after installing firmware i have to bypass windows and other programs?

i have windows xp - pioneer and all the others i’ve found so far say to use the windows driver - also

i saw one page on my computer that shows i have a pinnacle related driver: “C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\Asapiw2k.sys” “Provider Pinnacle Systems GmbH” “File version 6, 0, 2, 27” “Not digitally signed”

I thought i removed all pinnacle related files/programs as i don’t use it any more.

Is there a way i can force and confirm the windows xp driver for this pioneer dvd-117R?

What’s the difference between 117 and 117R?


#12

Open Devicemanager and check the drive properties.

Only your drive is regionfree, use a software like regionkiller or dvdgenie additionally to make your whole system regioncode free.