Can anyone help. I recently installed a Pioneer DVR-108, previously I had a LG GSA4040B and I had no problems with that drive. My system is P4 3.0 ghz, ATI Radeon IGP 9100, 120 gb HD, DVD writer and CDRom. I use Ritek DVD-R G05 discs. My HD is master on Primary, with the Writer as master on the secondary and a CDRom as slave on the Secondary.
The problem I have is that everytime I record a disc and then attempt to record a follow-on disc the DVD-R mode is not available. The only way I have found to get this mode back is to uninstall the drive, shut down the computer and remove it from the Mains power entirely. On restart DVD-R mode is again available but only for one record session.
I started with a 40 wire cable but on recommendation from Pioneer I purchased and installed an 80 wire cable on the secondary channel. Both cables displayed the same problem. I also had firmware 1.14 to begin with but I upgraded to firmware 1.18. The problem still exists.