Pioneer DVR-K14 problems - please help!



Hi there,

I have a Pioneer DVR-K14 Dual Layer DVD writer installed in my Sony VAIO PCG-K115B laptop.

I tried burning a DVD from my hard drive with little success as my DVD writer would not even detect my newly purchased blank DVDs! I was using ‘DVD Copy Tools’ which i downloaded from

The DVDs weren’t cheap either! Cost me £30 for a 5 pack. They are Verbatim Double Layer DVD+R 2.4x 8.5GB (DVD-9). Are these not compatible with my DVD writer? According to the specs they should be.

If anyone could suggest what the problem may be or what DVDs would be most compatible i would be very grateful.



One of my burners is DVR-K14 in a HP Notebook. It works perfectly well. So, please try the following:

  1. Download Nero InfoTool ( and check your drive and all settings.
  2. Download DVDDecrypter ( or the trial versions of Anydvd and (the original) CloneDVD2 ( and try to make a backup with this software.

Forget the software you were trying to use (!