MOD - Please move this thread to the DVD Hardware section. Sorry, clicked on wrong link.
First off, any help or idea is greatly appreciated so thanks for your time in advance.
I have the Pioneer A05 in an ADS 1394 Pyro Drive Kit connected to a Pinnacle Link FireWire card on a Windows XP Pro machine (no OC'ing, btw).
A legitimate version of Nero (any version from 188.8.131.52 and up) starts a burn but hangs at anywhere from 9-25%. The drive just quits. I have to cut the power to the ADS case just to close out Nero properly, or it will just sit there counting up the clock but not burning.
With EZ CD & DVD Creator 6.0:
Also purchased legitimately. Same syndrome, 10-26% the drive stops burning (light goes off). Need to cut power to the ADS case to close out Roxio.
Please note that by this time, I have also tried completely disabling the IMAPI service in XP.
But just to make things weird, I enable IMAPI, load up the Windows XP burning tool, try to burn the same EXACT data, and it works just fine.
The only thing that I am now considering is the fact that I do not have it connected to the same power outlet that my A04 was working.
I have tried 2 different 1394 ports, 2 different cables, both connections on the back of the ADS case and nothing works.
But if I bring it in to work, on my Windows 2000 Server box, works fine. OS or power outlet?
I am out of ideas, and really do not want to install it internally. Before I go absolutely insane and tear apart my machine, any other ideas, remedies, tricks?
Other things to consider:
I have done all of this after a complete, clean reinstall of the OS this past weekend.
My internal Sony 16x burner works fine under all 3 burning Apps.
Have tried 3 different media types. All CD-R, because I don't want 1-2 dollar coasters.
My A04 and A05 have their own ADS case, but there are the exact same product.