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Pioneer dvd trouble

by raybies / May 3, 2005 12:16 AM PDT

Have xp pro, Celeron 2 ghz, 512mb, trying to install pioneer dvr a09xl. I had a cd-rw that died so I took it out and put the dvd burner in its place. Nothing. Xp didn't recognize that anything was new. In device manager it shows up, tho. Set the jumper to slave (as the remaining dvd player is set to master), both on the secondary ide channel. Won't play anything.
I uninstalled and reinstalled software (ulead movie studio 3.5) that came with the burner. Nothing. I change positions of the dvd player and burner thinking maybe it was the cable. Nothing.
I downloaded firmware. I tried to download (ulead)software patch but could only get to 75% downloaded before it would just stop. I searched for the old cd driver, to uninstall but couldn't find it.
Any suggestions? TIA.

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by Oil_Tan / May 3, 2005 7:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Pioneer dvd trouble

master on secondary eide, alone.
DVD decoder, burning software.

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by raybies / May 3, 2005 11:13 AM PDT
In reply to: 9XL

I'll try it.
"Dvd decoder, burning software." What do you mean?

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If your drive
by Oil_Tan / May 3, 2005 11:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Software
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Drive came with software
by raybies / May 3, 2005 2:19 PM PDT
In reply to: If your drive

Installed the software that came with burner (ulead moviefactory 3.5) using my existing dvd drive. Then went to ulead's website and tried to download their patch but download got stuck on 75% complete, repeatedly, so I've given up. I tried the "burner as the only device on the secondary ide, jumped master" Nothing.

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Ulead oem software
by Oil_Tan / May 3, 2005 5:52 PM PDT

doesnt upgrade well, always caused problems.
Can you see the burner is BIOS? Set to auto detect. And do you see it on the boot up screen?

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by raybies / May 3, 2005 11:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Ulead oem software

I'm a newbie. Don't know how to look in BIOS or boot up screen. Any help along those lines would be appreciated. Thanks.

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first I need
by Oil_Tan / May 4, 2005 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: re;

make and model of PC. All burning software installed.

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Make and Model
by raybies / May 4, 2005 1:05 PM PDT
In reply to: first I need

Systemax celeron 2ghz 400 fsb, 512mb pc133, Biostar U8668PRO p4m266 sdr/ddr usb2 w/lan motherboard, 80gb ultra ata 7200 rpm, xp pro, socket 478 heatsink.
Software: (came with pioneer dvr a09xl dvd burner) ULEAD
dvd movieFactory 3.5 suite deluxe build 109-1.0(which consists of the following):
cd & dvd picture show 3 se
videoStudio 8 se dvd
photo explorer 8.5 se
dvd player
nova backup 7.1

That's it, unless xp has something in it.

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Seeing if 9XL
by Oil_Tan / May 4, 2005 1:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Make and Model

Reboot PC. Start tapping delete. Use arrows to navigate. Be Careful. Standard cmos features, hilight using arrow buttons, hit enter. Look at IDE channels, see if 9XL is recognized. Set all IDE channels to auto, again using arrow and enter keys. F10 usually to exit and SAVE. Dont mess with anything else.

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by raybies / May 5, 2005 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Seeing if 9XL

What does standard cmos features mean? I will try when I get home this eve. Thaks for your help.

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Seeing if 9xl
by raybies / May 5, 2005 2:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Seeing if 9XL

Tried it. All channels on "auto". 9xl is recognized. I reset them to auto and saved them anyway. No change.

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by Oil_Tan / May 6, 2005 10:36 AM PDT
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by raybies / May 6, 2005 1:13 PM PDT
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Looks like a great site. Give me something to do this weekend.

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by raybies / May 17, 2005 11:52 AM PDT
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Thank you for the input. My business is booming (so I have little time), but I tried to get into the aspi thing. I am a rookie computer person and couldn't grasp it quickly so have given up. Am going to take it to the Geek Squad. Any suggestions as to who to take it to? Is the Geek Squad OK?

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Dvd Decoder
by spark1 / May 17, 2005 1:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Software

Sorry for the delay, I had to register.
I don't know computers and need help. I have a Dell Dimension running Windows 2000 Pro and just installed NEC model# ND- 3520A BK CD/DVD drives/burners. My comp.
is displaying a message that I need a DVD decoder. I'm not sure how to proceed. Can you please help?

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Not so much a decoder, but player software.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2005 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Dvd Decoder

Such titles as WinDVD, PowerDVD come to mind. The cheapest way to get these is with the DVD drive purchase. A bare drive could cost more than one with said software.

DVD player software for Windows is not free yet. Why? There are licenses to pay.


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