I am having trouble with my Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-109 drive on WinXP SP2. The hardware is recognized and installed, however anytime I try to insert a disk (DVD or CD), it spins for a while and then nothing.
If I try double-click-ing the drive from explorer (which does not show an updated name), the window hangs.
I have 2 HDDs (one with 5 partitions, one with just one), 1 DVD-RW and 1 CD-RW. I have a 370W power supply. I have a special RIM capable Intel motherboard with lots of stuff on board. The DVD-RW is instaled as Secundary Master.
The thing is, I am able to use the device on the exact same machine, booting a different partion with WinXP (no SPs) [it is however differently setup and not by me]. So the hardware works.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I tried the following so far:
- Change the drive letter from Comupter->Manage
- Uninstall from Device Manager all CD/DVD devices and reboot
It is interesting to note that if I insert no CD in, the system realizes quickly that the drive is empty.
*** Last minute additional info ***
After tourmenting research (including on this site) I found out that if I set the Controller mode to PIO in Device Manager, it works fine. I also heard that this will severily limit my speed. Is there any way around this? What do I need to do? Get a new driver, get new firmware...