Hi, i'm having troubles with my DVD drive. It's a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109. I'm able to read DVDs only by using the VLC media player, but it will not play with anything else. I have tried it with Windows Media, Quicktime, and Nero Showtime. Also when I use an unburned DVD the dvd drive icon under My Computer changes from "DVD-RW Drive (D:)" to "CD Drive (D:)". When I do use a burned DVD, right click and choose "Play" I get the error "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." error. Yesterday I was also receiving a "D:\ is not accessible, incorrect function." error.
I have already uninstalled all of my burning software, reseeded the IDE cables, and disabled the driver completely. Is there anything else I can do before reformatting? Don't think the actual hardware is going out being it's only a year old. Not sure if this is of any relevance, but I do recall over the last couple days I have gotten a couple popup warnings from "Ad-Watch" that I didn't think were of any harm so I accepted them. But they have now stopped popping up. So I think the problem just might be in the registry somewhere...but not positive. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Edited by nbk247, 11 June 2006 - 10:37 PM.