Hey guys, new to the forum here. Having some trouble with this DVD burner.
Where to Start…
It is my slave drive installed in January. Worked fine with Sony 1x-16x DVDs from installation until around May, before I installed Daemon tools. Its still identified properly in BIOS and Nero Info Tool.
With no DVD-R in the drive it reads as a DVDRW drive, then with the DVD in it chanes to a CD drive, yet still identifies the disc as a DVD-R. I cannot Burn anything to the DVD, no data, video, anything.
Here’s what I’ve tried.
I’ve uninstalled Daemon Tools, my only virtual drive program.
I have removed all Starforce related files from the system, including reg keys, and drivers, even though the drivers continue to appear in device manager.
I have tried unistalling the drive and IDE controller from the device manager.
Updating to various firmware versions.
I’ve heard a few people have solved this by deleting a “stpd.sys” file that I cant seem to find. I assume this file is related to daemon tools in some way but I’m not sure. I’ve read many posts about people having trouble with burning after installing Daemon Tools, so I have a feeling its related. I Burned about 8 DVD-Rs in late May, and didnt need the burner through most of the summer, but the time has come for it to go to work again, and nothing.
Tommorow I will take the drive to a friends house and try it on that PC. I’ll report back.
Any help would be greatly appreciated