Got a bit of a problem with my Pioneer 111D (flashed to 111L with 8.29 firmware)
I started burning a cd-rw using imgburn when I realised I’d made a mistake and so stopped the burn. Imgburn was taking a long time to stop the process and I thought it had crashed so I shut it down manually. When I came to erase the disc imgburn had trouble reading it and I was again unable to shut down imgburn and so I had to reset the computer. After doing this the drive stopped functioning so I shut everything down and manually opened the drive to remove the cd-rw.
Now the drive opens and shuts and it shows up in device manager and windows explorer but when I insert a disc nothing happens and if I click on the drive it tells me to insert a disc. Clearly it isnt reading anything.
I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling everything under ATA/ATAPI controllers in device manager and also reinstalling the drive itself but nothing has helped so far.
One thing I did notice was that the quality of my burns had been getting a bit worse of late, and perhaps this was just the final straw that finished off an already unwell burner.
Before I go looking for a replacement is there anything else I could try to fix it?
EDIT: Just plugged in my other burner as a stop-gap solution and it doesn’t read discs or show up in windoes explorer so it would appear to be a problem with windows xp as I know for certain that the burner works fine.
So, anyone have any idea what the problem might be?