This is my first post here at CDFreaks.com.
I’ve read over tons of threads here within the community, but I am feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Here’s my scenario:
I have two Pioneer DVD-Rewriters - DVR-108 and DVR-610. I purchased both online from NewEgg.com. The 108 was an “OEM” model, (for what that might mean), and the 610 was a “Retail” model.
After I received the DVR-108, I was able throw it into my rig and use it just fine…for awhile. After about a month or so, it stopped recognizing blank DVDs and would only burn CDs. Unfortunately, I don’t remember if I had Windows SP2 installed before I put the drive in or after.
After flashing the firmware with little success, I threw the drive into my 2nd PC as just a CD-RW/DVD-Rom - more or less. Then, I purchased the DVR-610.
Upon receiving the new drive, I reformatted my primary PC completely. After I installed all the necessary system software, I tried burning a DVD. It worked! Then, I installed Service Pack 2, and this drive experienced the exact same issues as the 108.
Since then, I’ve rolled off SP2 and am able to use my burner. But, I can’t burn DVD+R/RW. I haven’t tried Dual Layer yet either.
Pioneer tech support has been little support. After tons of “Googling”, I’m finding plenty of people with Pioneers & Sonys have experienced this problem.
Is there some remedy aside from not having SP1 or 2 installed?
Thanks and I apologize for making my first post soooo wordy. :o
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Burning Software: Windows (Built in stuff), Alcohol 120%
Media: Sony+RW; Verbatim DVD-R; Imation DVD+R