I installed a Pioneer DVR-111D about six weeks ago, and all was going smoothly. I have copied video DVD's, written data backups to DVD-R and multi-session CD-R and made one audio CD with .wav files. I have used Windows XP Home native (data) CD burning which is now disabled, and also Nero 6 OEM which came with the Pioneer drive.
Now the Pioneer will not read or access any CD's, although it will still recognize and play DVD video, both commercial and one that I burned on DVD+RW.
DMA is enabled via device manager.
IMAPI CD burning service is set to Manual & stopped.
I had installed an update for Adobe Reader, but I have now Removed that completely.
I used ERUNT to restore two previous registry backups, but still no go.
I had also installed an update for the nVidia graphics driver, but it was the same version as what was already installed.
When I put in a CD, it makes some kind of repeated brief 'engage' sound for about two minutes and then quits. If Nero or even Explore is trying to read the disk, they will lock up while waiting for the drive. If I try to quit the program, I get a 'not responding' error. Ejecting the disk releases the software lock-up.
I don't know what went wrong. It was working so well and then POOF!!
I'd appreciate it if someone could help out with this.