I have been having a Pacific digital 8X (which identifies itself to be a lite-on SOHW 812S) drive for nearly a year now.
I had burnt nearly 100 DVD +R and 10 DVD +RW so far. Suddenly my system crashed and i was forced to reinstall XP (damn M$!!).
The problem was that the drive was working perfectly for CD (read and write) but not for DVD. It was not able to recognize any DVD (both legal movies which i bought in the US or data DVD's that i had burnt). So after some searching i upgraded the firmware to US0S, but still no avail. I then tried to install the ASPI drivers for Windows XP (some post seemed to say that, though i have the faintest idea of what it does) and suddenly some of my DVD's were recognizible. Though, i remember that previously when everything was ok, i had never installed any such thing.
However, my drive still does not recognize the DVD's i burnt (and i tried multiple ones) nor does it recognize new DVD's.
Has anyone had this problem, it has become such a pain for the past 1 week now.
I removed the region encoding using LtnRPC.
Any help here would be most appreciated...