Pioneer DVR-A07XLA installed on WinXP ... Unable to burn DVD
Posted on 2004-08-11
I'm installing on an XP-Pro system that had a CD-burner (PlexWriter) and another
Pioneer A03 DVD burner.
I removed the PlexWriter (which was set as master) and installed the A07 (also
set to master) in the same slot.
Booted up and windows recognized the new hardware.
I first tried playing an audio CD--it would play, but fast forwarding was very
jerky -- minor problem.
Next problem; Using PowerDVD to play a DVD I burned with PrimoDVD on the A03,
it complained about a protection key and would not play.
PrimoDVD ID's the two drives as:
[cd-rom icon] <<<--- mis-id'ed!
DVD-107D Host:1 ID:0 LUN:0(Y:)
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-103
Host:1 ID:1 LUN:0 (Z:)
Note the CD-ROM icon Prassi PrimoDVD shows. Windows explorer and disk
management both show both drives as DVD's.
If I put a blank DVD-R (TDK 2x) into the 107D and look at drive properties, It
says its a "Stamped DVD or closed recordable", whereas in the 103 drive is shows
"DVD Recordable" (similar results with a RW 2x DVD).
I downloaded and installed the "DVD Region-CSS Free" utility and now I can play
DVD's on the new 107D drive, but no change from PrimoDVD's view (cannot select as DVD burner).
I did find that no region code had been set on the A07...I set it to Region 1
(same as the A03 was set to) and it made no difference.
I suspect there is some simple answer, but googling the net and your forum, I
could find nothing appropriate.
Any help greatly appreciated!