I just recently upgraded win2k pro with xinxp pro and found that neither of my 2 drives could read certain disks. I was able to use all of my driver disks but when I tried to use a couple of burned disks, the drives couldn't read them and would get locked up. I had used the same discs the previous day with win2k and had no problem. The problem isn't just with burned discs because I have used other burned discs with no problems. The only common factor is the brand which is fujifilm dvd r+ 4.7gb. I assumed the problem was with the discs until I tried reinstalling GTA:SA(store bought not burned) and got the same problem.
I got the pioneer drive to work by switching the controller to pio mode only. I had done this previously but only got results after switching to the microsoft drivers. I don't know why this doesn't work with the other drive but I can live with it. Thanks for the help
I have used 3 burned discs on my comp since switching to winxp. 2 were fujifilm dvd+r and didn't work until after i switched ide drivers and switched to pio only. the third disc is a maxwell cd-r that I had no problems reading at all. all 3 discs where burned on a seperate machine. so far the only other disc i had problems with was a retail discs of gta sa.
i also used other discs burned on this comp and had no problems.
DVD+Rs aren't industry standard which can cause unreadablity in some cases. DVD-Rs are standard. +R use like 8MB additional for encoding some features, which probably explains why switching the drivers let you read it and the XP ones didn't - most likely they either didn't work right with your device or XP doesn't include native support for +R, but I doubt that.