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Pioneer 106 not reading DVDr anymore

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by flattgee, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. flattgee

    flattgee Member

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    Hi
    i have just reformatted my PC any re-installed Windows XP Pro and also re-installed the latest Nero.
    The problem i am having is that my Pioneer 106 will not read any of my DVDr discs. Original DVD's and CD's work ok and will autostart as usual, but if i place a DVDr in the drive will not see it?
    The drive was ok before the format, and would read any disc quite happily, so i assume that something is missing or some setting is wrong somewere.
    So far i have checked the DMA settings for the IDE Channels and i have downloaded the drivers for the drive from Pioneer (in case the XP ones were the problem), and i have had a general nosey around wimdows but i cannot see anything amiss.
    Anyone got any suggestions?
    P.S
    I have also tried various types of media that i have used in the past just in case it was dodgy disc's
     
  2. ozy

    ozy Regular member

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    It might be the ASPI driver. Try uninstalling nero and then see if it reads the disks. What version of nero have you got?
     
  3. flattgee

    flattgee Member

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    Currently using 6.6.0.1
    This is the version i was using prior to me formatting the harddrive.
     
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    ozy Regular member

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    Check out the region setting of your drive and make sure it is set to what it should be. Mine used to change after every format.
     
  5. vince101

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    Hello, i am having the same problem. I know my drives are ok, because i have two of them. When installed into the machine in question (XP SP2) they read cds fine, but will not access movie dvd's or data dvd's. I have uninstalled nero, but still no luck. Any ideas?
     
  6. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Have either of you got any dvd reading software installed such as powerdvd etc?

    Just a thought.............
     
  7. Rotary

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    1. Running Programs

    Make sure you quit all running background programs, such as anti-virus software.

    Windows 95 Users
    Use the Ctrl-Alt-Del function to quit all the programs using the Task Manager, EXCEPT for the Explorer, systray, and your recording software

    Windows 98/ME Users
    Select [Start] -> [Run], then input "msconfig". Disable everything under the [Startup] tab, except "system tray'.

    Windows 2000/XP Users
    Open the Task Manager, then select the program/s under the [Application] tab, then click [End Task].

    2. Drive Connection

    Other devices may be interfering with the CD-R/RW drive. Disconnect all other removable devices, then try recording again. If there is still a problem, try the following.

    Optimal Hardware Configuration

    All hard drives are placed on the Primary IDE, check that the drives are correctly set as master/slave. CD-ROM/CD-R/RW drives are placed on the Secondary IDE, set the recording drive as the "master". If you are using a USB or IEEE devices, disconnect them.

    Update your chipset

    Windows 95/98/ME Users
    Right click on [My Computer] and select [Properties] from the menu. Click on [Device Manager], then click to open [Hard Disk Controllers]. You will find: the Primary IDE Channel controller, the Secondary IDE Channel controller and a brand name controller, e.g. Intel, SIS, VIA, etc. The brand name controller is what needs to be updated. Please visit their website to obtain these updates.

    Windows NT/2000/XP Users
    Right click on [My Computer] and select [Properties] from the menu. Click [Device Manager] on the [Hardware] tab, then click to open the [IDE ATA/ATAPI (hard disk) controllers] section. You will find: the Primary IDE Channel controller, Secondary IDE Channel controller, and a brand name controller, e.g. Intel, SIS, VIA, etc. The brand name controller is what needs to be updated. Please visit their website to obtain these updates.

    Configure Windows
    Make sure that your operating system has been fully updated. Visit the Microsoft website to acquire these updates.

    3. ASPI Manager

    Check your ASPI layer configuration. Your recording program is likely to use the standard windows ASPI layer, which has been replaced by another ASPI layer of yet another recording program. Make sure you have the original windows ASPI layer in use and retry. If the problem persists, contact the drive maker.

    4. DMA Settings

    Setting DMA mode:

    Windows 95/98/ME Users

    Right click on [My Computer] and select [Properties] from the menu. Click on [Device Manager], then click on [CD-ROM]. This will expand to show the CD drives on your system. Right click on a drive and select [Properties] from the menu. Click on the [Settings] tab and check that the [DMA] option is enabled. Repeat this procedure for the remaining CD drives.

    Win NT/2000/XP Users

    Right click on [My Computer] and select [Properties] from the menu. Click [Device Manager] on the [Hardware] tab, then click to open the [IDE ATA/ATAPI (hard disk) controllers] section. You will find: the Primary IDE Channel controller, Secondary IDE Channel controller. Complete the following procedure:

    Right click on the Primary IDE controller and select [Properties] from the menu.
    Select the [Advanced Settings] tab. Check that the [Transfer Mode] for both devices is set to [DMA if available].
    Repeat this for Secondary IDE controller.

    Note: In some cases older CD-ROM drives will not support DMA mode. In that case please set both devices to PIO mode.

    5. Disc

    Recording errors often occur when the disc is dirty, or has fingerprints or scratches. If an error occurred during test simulation (before actual recording), clean the disc. If you are getting recording errors, try the following.
    Use a different blank, recordable disc.
    Use a different manufacturer's disc.
    Ensure the disc is clean before recording:
    Remove all fingerprints, dirt, and dust from the shiny side of your disc using a nonabrasive cloth with a mild, nonabrasive soap solution.
    Wipe the disc from the center to the edge of the disc.
    Dry the disc completely.

    Error during file verification
    If an error occurred when the files were being verified, record the same files again using a different disc.

    Read error when copying a disc
    When copying a disc, if an error occurred while reading data from the original disc, the original disc may be scratched or dirty.
    Try cleaning the disc.
    Remove all fingerprints, dirt, and dust from the shiny side of your disc using a nonabrasive cloth with a mild, nonabrasive soap solution.
    Wipe the disc from the center to the edge of the disc.
    Dry the disc completely.
    Try using a different source drive.
    To change the drive you use to read your disc, click the Change button when asked to insert a source disc into your drive tray.
    Select the drive you wish to use from the drop-down menu.
    Insert your disc into the new drive.
    Try using copying the disc using one drive as both the source and destination drive.
    When you use your recorder to both read and write to your disc, B's Recorder GOLD creates an image file of the entire disc to your hard drive and then copies that temporary file onto your blank disc. This can be helpful if the drive you are using to read your original disc is slow or unreliable.

    If the problem persists, contact the drive maker.

    6. Drive

    If you have tried Actions 1 through 5 above, there may be a problem with your drive. Contact the drive maker with details of the error code. If the 5th and 6th digit of the error code is 80 through FF, then the error code is maker unique. The descriptions of these error codes differ depending on the maker.

     
  8. flattgee

    flattgee Member

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    Hi all
    Thanks for the replies.
    The problem was the actual DVD Drive. For what ever reason it has decided that it don't like to read copies anymore.Whether the laser requires adjusting, i don't know, but we tried the drive in another pc and the same problem was present. I have now fitted a new 109 which works fine.
    Again thanks for the replies
    Cheers
     
  9. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Pioneer warranties.........................didn't think that ever happened.................

    Nice to hear you sorted it out................
     

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