I’ve had my Pioneer DVR-111D drive for just about 30 days and it has worked beautifully until yesterday. After installing an HP 2575 printer and plugging in my Western Digital external hard drive, the DVR-111D no longer recognizes CDs or Data Disks… but still plays DVDs just fine. I don’t get any error messages… but when I try to play a CD or play any games it tells me I need to insert the disk into the drive. The drive is recognized by both the BIOS and by windows and it says it is working in the device manager and has no flags of any kind. The firmware is version 1.23… tried to update to 1.29 but get an error message that states “target device not found”. I’ve also tried double checking the jumper settings (on master) and unplugging and replugging the IDE cable to no avail.
Does anyone know why this would suddenly stop working or how I might be able to fix it or should I just start the process of returning it?
OS: Windows XP SP2 All current updates
Motherboard: EVGA nForce 4 AMD SLI Version (most current drivers, Phoenix BIOS)
CPU: AMD 3200+
Graphics: EVGA GeForce 7600 GT CO
RAM: 1GB Ultra
Hard Drive: 160GB Seagate (master on IDE channel 1)
CD/DVD Drive: Pioneer DVR-111D (master on IDE channel 2)