I am the afore mentioned newbie. I have been reading and search this cdfreaks and rpc1’s forums AND using google for about 3 hours and have been unable to solve my problem. Here goes:
I moved a cd-rewritable drive (Mitsumi- CR487ETE) from one machine to my main pc. After an attempt to burn two CDs failed, for some reason I decided to update my firmware. I downloaded the mitsumi firmware updater and jumped right in to clicking. Unfotunately, I may have killed my Pioneer DVR-112 D (that I didn’t disconnect before clicking away) in the process.
Note: everything I’m about to tell you was attempted both in and out of Safe Mode, with only the Pioneer drive connected
Device Manager recognizes the drive, but has a red X on it. Properties says 'This device is disabled. (Code 22). When I attempt to ‘enable’ the drive, I receive “Windows was not able to enable this device.”
I’ve tried multiple utilities (DISCInfo and DVR 2.5.1) and nothing seems to recognize the disc drive is even connected to the machine. I fear I may have created a door stop.
I’m not even able to start at the beginning of any firmware updates, because other than the drive appearing in device manager, nothing seems to see it. If there is a thread that already exists that I’ve missed, please direct me. Otherwise, I’m looking for some advice on how to proceed.
Strangely (or maybe not), when I tried to start the machine with just the Mitsumi CD drive connected, the machine hangs on the Windows start up screen.
I can provide system specs if they’re someway important.
Thanks in advance for any help/flames you provide.