Pioneer dvd rom playback problem in xp

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by doobie, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. doobie

    doobie Guest

    Please help me. I've just installed Windows xp and power dvd xp, but I cannot get my dvd rom to work. Power dvd seems to seek out the floppy drive each time. The dvd rom is a pioneer 105

    Can anyone help?
  2. Raven76

    Raven76 Guest

    There is a setting in the configuration area of Power DVD to set the default drive letter. However, Power DVD has a bad habit of changing it back the first few times after it's set.

    Also, you may want to check the properties of your DVD-ROM in Windows and make sure it is recognized as a DVD-ROM.

    It would also probably be best to install the ASAPI layer for Windows XP. The ASAPI layer allows ATA devices to interact with software such as DVD and CD-RW software. Sometimes it's needed, other times it's not. You can find the latest ASAPI layer from Adaptec in the downloads section of this site.
  3. doobie

    doobie Guest

    Thanks for speedy reply

    Thanks Raven. Away to try that now
  4. acidance81

    acidance81 OSNN One Post Wonder

    hi guys, i'm having a similar problem with my plextor drive
    and believe i need to download the asapi drivers also but
    you say they are available in the downloads section and i cant seem to find any downloads section?
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team