I fixed my firmware problem but i still cant burn any dvd's whatsoever. I have a PIONEER DVR-106D. now i can burn cd's just fine and i can read both cd's and dvd's but when i try to write to a dvd it gives me a 'problem copying' error message that says "windows encountered a problem trying to copy this file. what do you want Windows to do?".
also when i insert a blank dvd + or - in the properties section it shows that i have '0 bytes used' and '0 bytes free' and the file system is 'RAW' where as when i insert a cd-rom it shows exactly how much is free space and used space correctly.
On top of that when i insert a dvd (TDK +R 8x) that i got from a 25pak spindle it chnges my drive picture in the 'My Computer' window from 'DVD-RW Drive (E:)' to 'CD Drve (E:)' now that problem has only happened when i use these dvd's.
My Specs Are:
windows xp sp2 home
1024 pc2700 pny memory ram
120 gig 7200 ultra ata (about 80gb free)
800 front side bus
intel pro/100 ve network
soundblaster audiogy 2zs
128mb radeon 9800 pro
if theres anything else i missed that u would need to know please ask.