Problem in WinXP with DVR111D

Hello guys, this is my first post here ! So here is my problem, i purchased a Pioneer DVR-111DBK a while ago, and this burner has been working like a charm. I had this burner installed into a Compaq computer (SR1334NX) and i had ABSOLUTELY no problems with it at all. So i ordered a new PC with a VIA chipset motherboard (Asus P5VD2-MX SE) and now i can’t use the burner anymore in Windows XP. Whenever i am trying to insert a disk, it will just lock until i remove the media it goes all fine. One thing to note is that the drive isn’t bricked, it works flawlessly in DOS, i also tried it in Windows Vista same problem it dosen’t work!!! I upgraded to the lastest version of BIOS, installed IDE/RAID drivers, same thing happends, i also ensured that my BIOS was set to UDMA4 which did nothing even if it was forced to it (i also tried setting the drive into UDMA2, same thing locks up.) I do use a 80wire-40pin connector so it’s not the problem. I also upgraded to the lastest pioneer FW vers. 1.29, same prob.

Anyone got any solution to this ? That would be helpful, i am scratching my HEAD! Thanks!

Here’s a log of NeroInfoTool.

Nero InfoTool 4.4.2.0

Drive Information

Drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Firmware Version : 1.29
Buffer Size : 2000 KB
Date : 06-08-10
Serial Number : FCDC???WL
Vendor Specific : 06/08/10 PIONEER
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 0:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 40 X
Write Speed : 40 , 32 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO

Region Protection Control : RPC I
Region : All
Changes User : n/a
Changes Vendor : n/a

CSS : Yes
CPRM : Yes
AACS : No
VCPS : No

Disc Information (D:)

Type : :no disc inserted

Drive Information

Drive : OV7515V ARM415W
Type : DVD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version : 1.0
Buffer Size : 512 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : n/a
Vendor Specific :
Drive Letter : G:
Location : 4:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 16.0 , 1.0 X
Write Speed : n/a

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : No
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : No
Write CD-RW : No
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No
Modes : n/a

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : None
Changes User : 5
Changes Vendor : 4

CSS : No
CPRM : No
AACS : No
VCPS : No

Disc Information (G:)

Type : :DVD-ROM
Capacity : 2.11 GB
Layers : 1
Version : 1
Disc size : 12 cm

Drive Information

Drive : TSSTcorp DVD-ROM SH-D162C
Type : DVD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version : TS04
Buffer Size : 256 KB
Date : ?
Serial Number : n/a
Vendor Specific : XB360 KREON V0.81
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 5:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 16 , 12 , 8 , 4 X
Write Speed : n/a

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : No
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : No
Write CD-RW : No
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD+R DL : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : No
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No
Modes : n/a

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 1
Changes User : 7
Changes Vendor : 7

CSS : Yes
CPRM : Yes
AACS : No
VCPS : No

Disc Information (E:)

Type : :Data CD (Mode 1)
Capacity : 01:56.42 (17 MB)
Tracks : 1
Sessions : 1

System Information

AllocateCdRoms : 0
Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
Country : Canada
Language : French
ANSI Code Page : 1252
OEM Code Page : 850
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c
Internet Explorer : 6.0.2900.2180 (Build 62900.2180)

burners just die for no apparent reason.

my 112 was broken within a month, and i only burnt like 20 dvds. problem was that it couldnt write CDs anymore(i have only ever written 1 previously with the drive)

luckily my drive was under warranty

  • try reinstalling your IDE drivers.
  • delete/redetect your ide channel and drives in device manager
  • update chipset drivers
  • update MB bios

you are possibly out of luck unfortunately if firmware fixes etc dont work :stuck_out_tongue:

Yeah well the weird thing is that i don’t think it’s dead because it still works PERFECT in dos mode (bootable WinCD) and does not read anything in Windows so i don’t think the drive is dead…

Then your Os installation is buggred.

Tried the things suggested by nismohks??