For some time now I've been using the NEC 1300a DVD Writer with no real problems. I've now brought a new writer .. the Pioneer 106 (OEM Version). Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get this up and running. I've plugged it in but nothing happens ie discs not found etc. Do I need to uninstall anything from the NEC one I had before, do I need any drivers etc
Any help would be really appreciated. Cheers, Dinkiz :o)
Are you getting any recognition of the new dvd in your bios/boot up,? is it set as a secondary master or a slave to your hard drive,In your bios is it set to auto detect?make sure tne power connection is in properly,
If running Xp make sure to Install SP1,it has some fixes for dvd applications.Make sure Imapi burning is disabled too.Your Dvd writer should be set as master whenever possible.Make sure DMA is enabled,use a 40 pin cable,and make sure jumpers are set correctly(master/slave). AND Sorry the link i posted above was the wrong one i meant this one..... click here
If you have an OEM copy of burning software e.g. Nero or Roxio which came with your old NEC drive then you will probably find that this will not work with your new Pioneer drive. The OEM burner software progs are normally tied to the drives that they came with originally. You will have to purchase an upgrade for the new drive or purchase a retail copy.
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