I have a Pioneer DVR-104 drive. I have used this drive very well for almost two years. Just about a week or two ago, it stopped reading burned DVDs. I didn’t do any firmware upgrades or software upgrades during that time. The only upgrade I have performed was AnyDVD, but when I uninstalled that software, it still does the same thing. I have tried uninstalling the IDE channel the drive is located on and rebooting, also to no effect. It reads the store-bought DVDs I have fine. It also reads CDs. ANY help you can give is greatly appreciated.
Here is the drive info:
Model: Pioneer DVR-104 (OEM)
PC: Compaq Presario 6029us
OS: Windows XP Profressional (SP 2)
Firmware: version 1.30 (the high-speed fix) installed in 2003. Might be a “patched” (region-free) version of this firmware, but I can’t remember for sure.
Burn Software: Nero 5 (188.8.131.52)
Please help me. I am going crazy trying to figure this out!