Many thanks to both geno888 and bjkg.
I didn’t know that there is a forum dedicated to Pioneer products, but I will now look for it. Thanks.
Also, it does sound like my Pioneer DVR-112D does indeed have the infamous â€œFail To Read/Write CD Mediaâ€ problem, as acknowledged by Pioneer on their website. I am going to remove the drive, obtain the serial number, and complete the online form to see if it qualifies for the free replacement. I believe I purchased the drive from newegg, as an OEM, about a year ago. I also think I burned less than five DVDs successfully with it, and perhaps just one audio CD when I first got the drive. I have not had a need to use it’s CD functions since, so I don’t know when the problem first arose. But yesterday, I happened to put a CD in it, and the drive wouldn’t read it.
About four months ago, I did a clean install of WinXPHome on a larger drive, and kept all of my data on my original drive, which I now use as a slave drive on this pc. I have all my electronic paper work, such as the confirmation of order and invoice from newegg on this slave drive. But, it’s in the Outlook Express dbx, so I can’t retreive it unless I were to move that dbx to my new install of Outlook Express. I really don’t want to do that, but I see that Pioneer doesn’t need date of purchase to honor this particular warranty.
Thanks to both of you. You’ve been a great help.