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    Techy Help Needed, Installing a new Disk Burner

    I got a new burner, a Pioneer Dvr-116d

    I have installed it into the computer now I just need to find it in the system to install it.

    Never came with any Install disks or anything like that. I have tried Add/Remove Hardware (No luck)

    I have downloaded Firmware for it, 1.09 version (is firmware the same as a Driver?) extracted that and it cant find it. I think obviously I need to install it before I can use this.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    you should not need new firmware,by the way you can kill the drive if its dodgey firmware what os are you on?

    Original Poster

    Windows XP Pack 2

    check the website of pioneer and download your drivers, then go to device manager in control panel or right click My Computer, find the new drive and click install or update drivers.

    that should be it or give me a shout.

    Original Poster

    I always thought you need to install a driver or firmware with any new gadget/hardware?

    you need the drivers to install the hardware, firmare is just an update but needs the Drive to be installed first before you can update it.

    windows should download the drivers automatically, are you sure its plugged in right ?

    windows should detect any device thats been installed, always has done on my pc's

    is this unit ide or sata?

    You shouldn't be checking Windows to see if it is installed or not, more importantly confirm that the BIOS can see it. If it cannot then you have installed it incorrectly or it is faulty.

    its 20x/20x - IDE - internal - 5.25" lol.

    Should have automatically installed everything when you plugged it in.

    yeah, check if it appears in device manager also, wether its installed or comes up with a yellow question mark.

    it should be visable in my computer if not check connections otherwise its broke

    it does sound to me that its broke have you atempted to update the firmware?

    Original Poster

    After I connected it, then switched on the PC, It stopped at the boot up screen then said something like searching press F4 to skip then it found the drive and moved on.

    Now I dont know where to look for it.

    Can anyone help me find a driver for this model all I keep finding is Firmware.

    milewide;4029297

    After I connected it, then switched on the PC, It stopped at the boot up … After I connected it, then switched on the PC, It stopped at the boot up screen then said something like searching press F4 to skip then it found the drive and moved on.Now I dont know where to look for it.Can anyone help me find a driver for this model all I keep finding is Firmware.



    You almost certainly will not need extra drivers. The ones windows uses are fine.

    Look in the device manager to see if its there.

    Original Poster

    raptorcigs;4029201

    is this unit ide or sata?



    ide

    milewide;4029297

    After I connected it, then switched on the PC, It stopped at the boot up … After I connected it, then switched on the PC, It stopped at the boot up screen then said something like searching press F4 to skip then it found the drive and moved on.Now I dont know where to look for it.Can anyone help me find a driver for this model all I keep finding is Firmware.


    right for now forget firmware as this flashes an onboard bios chip(bios=basic in out system) so what you need to do is go into your pc bios and set the drive as slave and in boot up set it as first then make sure your hdd is second save changes and reboot if you cannot see it its dead
    just a thaught set the jumper on the dvd drive to cs or slave

    Put a disc in the drive and see if it works...?

    Original Poster

    raptorcigs;4029340

    right for now forget firmware as this flashes an onboard bios … right for now forget firmware as this flashes an onboard bios chip(bios=basic in out system) so what you need to do is go into your pc bios and set the drive as slave and in boot up set it as first then make sure your hdd is second save changes and reboot if you cannot see it its deadjust a thaught set the jumper on the dvd drive to cs or slave




    ok, I'll try this, see ya in 10 mins.

    tralalal la dobidobido oh a lost bassets allsort at the back of my pc case NOM NOM NOM

    1.You do not need any firmware or drivers to get it working (new firmware may improve functionality but it is usually not essential to use it)

    2.You may need to set jumpers on your drive .Sticker with draft showing how to set the jumper(s)should be on it.
    - If you have 2 drives on the same ide cable (IDE DVDROM and HardDisk - one has to be 'master' ,the second 'slave'.

    3.What is the boot order in BIOS ?

    deathtrap3000;4029307

    You almost certainly will not need extra drivers. The ones windows uses … You almost certainly will not need extra drivers. The ones windows uses are fine.Look in the device manager to see if its there.



    +1 :thumbsup:

    As it's IDE I'd check the jumper settings on the drive in the first instance.


    Edit: As I was typing this reply, Raptorcigs beat me to it

    Hartley;4029522

    As it's IDE I'd check the jumper settings on the drive in the first … As it's IDE I'd check the jumper settings on the drive in the first instance.Edit: As I was typing this reply, Raptorcigs beat me to it


    I IS SOWY:oops:

    Original Poster

    It was the Jumper settings, the old burner was set at slave and the new one was at master, just changed the wee clip at the back to slave and VOILA!, windows found it on booting up and it's working fine, havent burned with it yet but seems OK.

    Cheers everybody.

    7777777;4029481

    1.You do not need any firmware or drivers to get it working (new firmware … 1.You do not need any firmware or drivers to get it working (new firmware may improve functionality but it is usually not essential to use it)2.You may need to set jumpers on your drive .Sticker with draft showing how to set the jumper(s)should be on it. - If you have 2 drives on the same ide cable (IDE DVDROM and HardDisk - one has to be 'master' ,the second 'slave'.



    and the 3rd should be Cable Select which is the better one to choose so the system can decide it self whether it should master or slave on the IDE cable.

    BIOS detection will be required,

    then H/W scan in Device Manager if need be

    Original Poster

    Wondering if the old one that I replaced is repairable, It opens and closes, can read from CD's and DVD's )movies and games) but just wont burn anything.

    milewide;4030272

    Wondering if the old one that I replaced is repairable, It opens and … Wondering if the old one that I replaced is repairable, It opens and closes, can read from CD's and DVD's )movies and games) but just wont burn anything.



    certainly it is...just not worth it

    you don't need a driver windows xp has optical drive support built in so installs its own drivers,
    have you checked the drive is jumpered correctly ? (look fr jumper clip on back of drive)

    dvd on its own=end of cable=jumper set to master
    dvd in middle of cable with hdd drive attached to end=jumper as slave

    raptorcigs;4029936

    I IS SOWY:oops:



    My fault for typing with one fat finger. :oops:

    As long as the drive is working, that's what matters:thumbsup:
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