Between this dvd writer and the search function on these forums not cooperating with me, I’m about to throw something…
I am trying to burn the Vista beta rc2 to a dvd so it isn’t taking up 2.5gb on my hard disk, and so i can actually install it. Nero 6 refuses to complete the burning process, citing a CRC error. So I try testing the drive in the Nero environment-- it won’t complete the test. I search the problem and find a site with firmware upgrades from 1.06 (what my drive came packaged with) to 1.29.
In the middle of the first flash, I get this message in cmd prompt:
Failed to move to the normal mode
New revision: >>Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111 0000 06/01/05
Note that after attempting to flash, the driver now reads as a DVR-111, without the D at the end, and also it has no version number anymore, just 0s. I have since tried flashing it to all versions, including back to 1.06, with no luck. I have also tried to d/l DVR-111 firmware, to which i am told the revisions do not match.
This drive is less than a year old, and I have had no previous issues with it. Someone PLEASE help-- this is driving me up a wall!