I have a Pioneer DVD-115 drive installed on a Win98SE machine , running WinDVD .
The drive plays CD`s fine , it also plays regionless DVD`s without any problems , now here is the odd part , it refuses to play any other dvd`s , i have tried both region 1 and 2 , the drive shows nothing !
I have tried cleaning it , checked everything in Windows , checked the cabling , downloaded and ran software to check the drive isnt locked (it isnt) , i have restored a previously working image of the hard drive , about the only things i have tried is installing in another machine or flashing the firmware .
I realise the drive is a few years old now (2000), and may well be on the way out , drives are cheap enough now , has anyone seen anything like this before?
But i know the drive isnt locked , i have tried it in another machine and the same thing is happening.
I have replaced the drive and all is well on that machine , i now have to replace a CD-RW in another of my machines , which funnily enough was bought about a month after i bought the DVD drive , spooky !
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