DVD Rom only playing CD not DVD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Alpha1968, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. Alpha1968

    Alpha1968 Guest

    I have a minor problem with my Pioneer DVD 106S.
    When I put in a DVD it gets kicked out after 5 seconds. It is working normally with regular CDs. I have no idea what is causing this problem. DVD drive is installed with the correct name and everything. I tried to uninstall it and after rebooting installing it again. I checked Aspi layer and it shows I have correct one. I also changed DMA mode and PIO mode and vice versa.

    Does anybody have an idea how I can fix this problem?

    I am running Windows XP with ServicePack1

    Pentium(R) 4 Prozessor 2,20 GHz System Bus 400 MHz 512 KB L2-Cache
    Gigabyte P4 Titan Motherboard GA-8ITXR
    4 x 256 MB PC800 RDRAM
    ASUS V8460UltraDT GeForce4 Ti4600 128 MB DDR TV-Out
    StudioPCTV Pro TV-Karte
    Vision Master Pro 511 22" Monitor
    Pioneer DVD-106S
    Plextor CD-R PX-W2410A
    Western Digital 45 GB Festplatte (WDC WD45)
    Western Digital 80 GB Festplatte (WDC WD80)
    Samsung 80 GB Festplatte
    Iomega ATAPI ZIP 250 Laufwerk (intern)
  2. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

    Middle Of Nowhere - UK
    Not much of an expert on these matters m8, so excuse me if i'm teaching you how to suck eggs, but have you tried a different region coded disc?
    I know that can cause problems if your drive is region locked, but i'm not sure if that'll force the drive to kick the disc or whether software players will just refuse to play it:huh:
  3. Alpha1968

    Alpha1968 Guest

    I tried different region codes but it still does not work. As soon as I put in a DVD it is coming out again. Pioneer DVD 106S is working fine with CDs... but no DVD...

    I know it is working normally... I had it working for over a year. Don't know what is causing this problem...
  4. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

    Brighton, West Sussex, UK
    Tryed looking for a firmware upgrade or/and new drivers

  5. gb5766

    gb5766 Guest

    I just went through this with my kids PC.
    It is your video cards drivers.
    I had to install old ones, now all is good.
    It has to do with Macrovision and tv out cards.

    Try here: http://www.guru3d.com/files/detonator/

    I think I used the 3191's
    I did not try any others - as soon as I found one that worked -
    I stuck with it.
  6. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

    Middle Of Nowhere - UK
    One other thing that sprang to mind, is DVD ripping:
    This is in the experience of a friend of mine was the quickest way to digital suicide for the drive. Apparently they don't like being hammered flat out for several hours... :rolleyes:

    You'll have to resist the DVD->AVI to avoid damaging your drive.

    If your a good boy, and don't partake in such affairs, then I really have no ideas for you m8.....other than I heard somewhere that the drives use a different laser/and or alignment for DVD reading than they do for CD reading. Someone else who's a bit more clued up could hopefully step in here and help out on this one, cos as i said, It's a vague recollection :huh:
  7. box2k2

    box2k2 OSNN Addict

    Try it in another computer, see if it's the drive or some other component in your PC.

    You can get updated drive firmware which is region free here: