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pioneer 111D changing drive type when dvd is inserted:(

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by drakonis, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. drakonis

    drakonis Member

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    This is my first post on these forums, I decided to post here because of the detailed fix tips I saw on this site. Well heres one for you.

    I am using a Pioneer 111D DVD burner in my pc, the pc recognizes it as a DVD-RW but when I insert a DVD, either burnt or otherwise the drive changes from a DVD-RW to CD-ROM!? This drive was originaly an external drive config, which I disassembled and placed the drive internally into my system. I can burn all forms of discs that the drive supports but can not read DVDs, as I said burnt or otherwise! As stated the drive changes from a DVD-RW to a CD-ROM when a DVD is placed inside and when you open the drive it shows the DVD as a blank CD.

    Please Help:(

    Windows XP Home SP2
    Pentium 4 3.0c GHz Presscott Core 800MHz FSB
    ASrock P4V88 motherboard
    1 GB dual channel RAM
    Nvidia GE Force FX 5500 256 MB AGP 8x

    need anymore info pls ask.
     
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    Evidently this must have alot of you stomped. Could it be that I need to update to External firmware since the drive was originaly an External Drive?
    I am completely lost, All help and suggestions appreciated.
     
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    That's normal XP procedure. Mine have always done that. That is not indicative of any problem.
     
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    That's normal XP procedure. Mine have always done that. That is not indicative of any problem.
     
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    I'm confused maybe you misunderstand what I am saying.? Before I place a disc in the drive "My Computer" shows the drive as a DVD-RW. When I place a burnt dvd that I need to get information off of, or try to watch a dvd movie using that drive the pc respondes as if a blank CD-R has been inserted. If I then look in "My Computer" the drive is shown as a CD-ROM drive and I can not acess info on the disc or watch movies from this drive. Meaning that I can burn files to a DVD but then can not retrieve the files off of said disc using the same drive.

    Are you saying that this drive will only read a CD-R or CD-ROM, but NOT DVD media? If so Could you please elaborate on why that is, as far as is it model specific for this drive or something to that effect?
     
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    Well the top part of this pic shows my opticals empty. You'll note the designation.

    The bottom part shows what happens when I put a blank DVD in H:, again note it now says CD Drive.

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    Is this what you mean?
     
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    Yes that is what is ocurring on my system when you put a blank DVD in the drive. It appears that the DVD I been trying to open is bad or corrupt as after reading your post I decided to try a store bought DVD which was recognized right away. I appologize for not checking this sooner. I am going to try a different burnt DVD and see if I can open the disc and retrieve files from it if I can then I will not repost and you will all know that I am a moron (lol)! If it doesnt work then you will hear from me again.

    Thanks for your help it is appreciated :)
     

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