I bought a Pioneer DVR-107 OEM drive last year. Not had a huge amount of use for it but had tried it at time of purchase with a few programs such as Nero.
Now here's the deal:
My computer seems to accept the drive fine. It shows up in hardware devices fine. It claims to be using the MIcrosoft drivers from Windows XP and I have installed Firmware 1.21
Every program, including the main one I need it for, Adobe Premiere, shows the drive and can read it fine. If I load up Nero for example it knows the drive is there but it simply will not write to it. Premiere is worse- it says in the export to dvd option "Media status: Ready" and also names my DVD drive. I then select burn option and after spending an age transcoding, it comes up with "Error burning" and doesn't burn the disc. I simply cannot think of any reason why this would happen if it knows the drive is there.
In fact the only way I have ever been able to burn anything to the DVD is through a shareware program I downloaded from cnet.com. This program is called Deepburner and has no problems whatsoever reading and burning to discs.
My system is:
I am unsuire about my motherboard as I've never really been into my computer and not sure how to find out what model it it.
In Hardware Devices the follwing drivers are noted:
Pioneer DVR-107D, driver 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers:
SiS 5513 IDE UDMA, driver 5.1.1039.2040
Primary IDE, driver 5.1.2600.2180 (same for secondary)
IEEE1394 Bus HOst Controllers:
VIA OHCI COmpliant IEEE1394 Host Controller
Not sure how useful all that is but if you need anything more then please let em know.
I know that many people have had a problem with this make of drive but I cannot find anyone who has the same problem as me. Please help as its driving me up the wall- the fact that every program recognises the drive and says it'll be OK to burn to and then doesn't is just crazy!
Hope you can help