Recently purchased a Pioneer DVR-S806 DVD writer but could not get it work properly. Here are some questions I have.
1) I have the DVD-writer plugged in my USB port. If I turn on the DVD-writer BEFORE I turn on the computer, my computer freezes. If I turn it on AFTER I turn on the computer, then it's ok. Any idea how to fix this or should I just live with it?
2) In Control Panel, under System/Hardware/Device Manager, the DVD-writer shows up as DVR-108. Why is that?
3) Is it necessary to update the driver? The version I have installed, which comes from Windows XP, is old (year 2001). I have updated the firmware. Is that the same as updating the driver?
Anyway, the bottom line is I am not able to record any DVDs with my new drive. I couldn't figure out why so I am hoping answers to above questions can give me some clue.