DVD-R/RW becomes CD-ROM



Kim
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
I am trying to use my DVD recorder to do some backups, something I have done
successfully in the past. When I put a blank DVD-R in my drive the drive
indication changes (in Windows Explorer) to CD-ROM. If I do the same while in
Windows Backup or other program, it says invalid disk or drive letter. When I
go into Device Manager and look at the drive it says:
Device Type: DVD/CD-ROM drives
Manufacturer [Standard CD-ROM drives]

The driver file details show cdrom.sys, imapi.sys, PxHelp20.sys,
redbook.sys, and storprop.dll. There were also some other files from EasyCD
5.1 which I removed.
The drive is a Pioneer DVR-105 and is correctly listed as such in Device
Manager.
Any ideas? I think I need to get back to the original Windows XP drivers for
this drive, which may have been corrupted by EasyCD, but don't know how.

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Follow Alex Nichol's instructions for the 'disappearing' optical drive at:
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php#problems

Once you've got it sorted, don't forget to reinstall your DVD burning
software, XP cannot burn to a DVD by itself.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Kim" <Kim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:63DD6058-30DA-4D4B-A7C0-7708D644BA19@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to use my DVD recorder to do some backups, something I have
>done
> successfully in the past. When I put a blank DVD-R in my drive the drive
> indication changes (in Windows Explorer) to CD-ROM. If I do the same while
> in
> Windows Backup or other program, it says invalid disk or drive letter.
> When I
> go into Device Manager and look at the drive it says:
> Device Type: DVD/CD-ROM drives
> Manufacturer [Standard CD-ROM drives]
>
> The driver file details show cdrom.sys, imapi.sys, PxHelp20.sys,
> redbook.sys, and storprop.dll. There were also some other files from
> EasyCD
> 5.1 which I removed.
> The drive is a Pioneer DVR-105 and is correctly listed as such in Device
> Manager.
> Any ideas? I think I need to get back to the original Windows XP drivers
> for
> this drive, which may have been corrupted by EasyCD, but don't know how.
>
>

Kim
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Non of the suggestions have helped. I strongly suspect that the drivers
became corrupted somewhere along the way. How can I get the original XP
drivers off the Windows XP disc? If I simply uninstall the hardware and
reinstall it, it just loads the same corrupted drivers. Presently, in device
manager it is calling it the correct "Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-105" device, but
when I look at the properties and select the record tab it says CD-R instead
of DVD-R. When I put a DVD-R in the drive the drive letter designation in
Windows Explorer changes from DVD-RW(D:) to CD-Rom(D:). Software that used to
work with it, such as Photoshop Elements, say there is no recordable drive.
However, it did work with Photodex's Proshow after it downloaded a new
Photodex internal driver, so I know the hardware works.
So, to make a long story short, does anyone know what the procedure is to go
back to the original drivers that come on the Windows XP disc (because they
DID work).


"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Follow Alex Nichol's instructions for the 'disappearing' optical drive at:
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php#problems
>
> Once you've got it sorted, don't forget to reinstall your DVD burning
> software, XP cannot burn to a DVD by itself.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
>
>
> "Kim" <Kim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:63DD6058-30DA-4D4B-A7C0-7708D644BA19@microsoft.com...
> >I am trying to use my DVD recorder to do some backups, something I have
> >done
> > successfully in the past. When I put a blank DVD-R in my drive the drive
> > indication changes (in Windows Explorer) to CD-ROM. If I do the same while
> > in
> > Windows Backup or other program, it says invalid disk or drive letter.
> > When I
> > go into Device Manager and look at the drive it says:
> > Device Type: DVD/CD-ROM drives
> > Manufacturer [Standard CD-ROM drives]
> >
> > The driver file details show cdrom.sys, imapi.sys, PxHelp20.sys,
> > redbook.sys, and storprop.dll. There were also some other files from
> > EasyCD
> > 5.1 which I removed.
> > The drive is a Pioneer DVR-105 and is correctly listed as such in Device
> > Manager.
> > Any ideas? I think I need to get back to the original Windows XP drivers
> > for
> > this drive, which may have been corrupted by EasyCD, but don't know how.
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


DVD-R/RW becomes CD-ROM