I recently purchased a Pioneer SATA DVD-RW (DVR-215d).
When I first installed it, I was using it to install software on my new computer but after a while it would cause my PC to freeze. After ensuring all of my drivers were updated, I updated the firmware for the DVD-RW. Since then, any DVD that I attempt to play causes the media player to crash. I am able to manually navigate the DVDs contents but not play movies.
I have tried to play the movies on Windows Media Player and PowerDVD. Those programs do not say that there is an error with the DVD, like it would if I didn't have the right codec, but actaully crashes to the desktop.
My system specs are:
Windows XP Pro SP3
Intel Core 2 Quad 6700
4 GB RAM
Asus P5N-D motherboard
XFX 8800GT 512MB video card
and of course the Pioneer DVD-RW
I'm curious as to what the problem might be but also wondering how I might reset the DVD to factory firmware.