How come my Pioneer 109 DVD burner does not think it is a DVD burner?

by on March 22, 2009

Q: I had a Pioneer 104 DVD burner but it died so I got a Pioneer 109 DVD burner. After installation my computer says that the DVD burner is a CD burner. The funny thing is that it ripped a DVD but it won’t burn it! I have Windows XP and It’s an internal DVD burner.


5 Responses to “How come my Pioneer 109 DVD burner does not think it is a DVD burner?”
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    Try the drive in another PC if at all possible. Make sure Windows XP is fully updated

    Also try using some different burning software like http://cdburnerxp.se/

    If none of that works try removing the dvd drive from the device manager (make sure your old one isn’t listed in there anymore either) and reboot the PC.

     
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    I had the Pioneer 109 in a different computer. It functioned fine. It was making dvds that wouldn’t play in my set top dvd player. Best guess on that was Nero 9 wasn’t compatible with my player. Anyway, I switched the 109 to the other machine since it worked with the 104. Now it still reads it as a CD burner. The other computer has Nero express and it all worked fine with the 104??

     
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    So you have two different machines that both say it’s a CD Burner and won’t let the 109 work in either machine?

    If that’s the case, I’d suggest contacting Pioneer or your retailer about doing a return/exchange.

     
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    No, the original machine picks it up as a dvd burner. It’s the machine that had the 104 in it that thinks it’s a cd burner. I went to My Computer and clicked. It shows the “CD burner.” I right clicked and then went to properties and it shows the Pioneer 109 DVD listed in there. It’s the strangest thing.

     
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    try removing the dvd drive from the device manager (make sure your old one isn’t listed in there anymore either) and reboot the PC.