I recently got this burner and installed it. It seemed to detect fine by the BIOS and by windows but… If I put a blank disc in Windows will just sit and load and then pretty much freeze up. If I remove the disc Windows will slowly return to normal. I even noticed just before that Windows won’t even boot up if I have a blank disc in the drive. The funny thing is if I put a DVR-R (of the same type) that has already been burnt, the drive will read it without any troubles. I’ve updated the firmware to 1.15 but this didnt make any difference.
The discs are LG DVD-R 16x with manufacturer id CMC MAG AM3. By the looks of it these discs are supported so there shouldn’t be any issue. I emailed Pioneer and they weren’t sure what it could be other than a faulty drive.
Just wondering if anybody else has experienced this issue and if so what they have done to solve it. Haven’t had an opportunity to test any other media yet but I might just take it back to the store and get a replacement.
Thanks in advance