Here is my problem. My Pioneer 106s will not spin down if I put a disc in there. CD or DVD. It spins all the way up and even if I don't access the drive and just let it sit - it continues to spin at high speed.
Using Nero DriveSpeed I have found out that for some reason it now defaults to 8 minutes for spin-down. Using DriveSpeed I can temporarily fix the problem - but on reboot it's back to 8 minutes.
I have no idea how this problem came about. Or how to fix it. But I have called Pioneer and they weren't able to help - and I was encouraged by someone on abxzone to come here assistance.
Basically, I have tried the following:
1) flashed firmware on Pioneer to 1.22 a total of two times
2) flashed my motherboard BIOS
3) reinstalled the OS, left autorun to default and didn't install tweakui
Since firmware flashes aren't modifying the proper bit in the firmware I don't know what to do about this. Is there a way to fix this permanently? Can someone write me a special flash file that will take care of this?
I really have no idea how this happened - I never burned DVDs on this PC, it's a standalone reader and I never loaded Nero Burning Rom or anything other than PowerDVD. This is a complete mystery to me.
Please help! If you can fix this for me I will