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Need the model number of the drive not just the name. The picture looks like a Laptop DVD/RW. The matter of it working is the connection type. First of all you need a sata burner.

The drive in this link would work

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd burner then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011

use microsoft mr. fixit

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

What OS and disc brand and type are you using? Try a different brand; some disc manufacturers seem to make more "coasters" than others. If you are not using RW(rewritable) discs, make sure to cancel the autoplay "Format disc" option for blank discs in most Windows OS versions. I chose to turn off autoplay.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(Yes I made a few coasters. So far I've found that Verbatim DVD +R DL discs are good. CDs are fine with most brands. However, other reviewers say that the plant where the optical discs were made matters.)

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Jul 09, 2010

well does it give ann error, does it say nothing as if no disk is inserted or is it region locked. try to elaborate more so that i assist you.


Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010

Hello :

Try this :

Start :
control panel :
performance and maintenance :
administrative tools :
computer management :
device manager Click the + that opens up DVD/CD-ROM drives
Double click on the one you are having problems with and insert your installation disc then update driver. If you haven't got the disc then search online for update driver and then the name of the one in question. There will be a few websites where you will be able to download the updates without an installation disc.

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010

You need to use DVD burning software and there are several steps to burning DVD's, depending on the source.

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Jan 02, 2010

Download the proper drivers from pioneer.

Also, if you upgraded to Vista from Xp, please see this article:

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Dec 24, 2009

Update the Firm ware

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Dec 20, 2009

have you had any virus infections? I would download malware bytes and rootkit revealer to see if you have any viruses or rootkits you should email me at cringer.smith@gmail.com
and you might have a rootkit that is causing issues with the dvd read/write. otherwise a failing device.
you could also burn puppylinux on a cd, run it and see if you can pop in a dvd and see if it reads the media. if so you are looking at a windows software file or virus issue.

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Jun 22, 2009

if its old one..get a dvd cleaner(it will be a dvd embedded with small brushes and a solution) and clean up your player's lens..make sure you dont touch the lens with your hands and respond back..one thing i am unsure is the availability of such cleaner in your country

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on May 22, 2009

If your computer recognizes a disc in the drive and operates normally, Id assume you would need a DVD player or codec to be able to actually watch the DVD. PowerDVD rings a bell.
Have you tired that? I know Windows Media Player by default wont let you watch a movie without first downloading a codec.

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Mar 20, 2009

your DVD ROM lens has became weak.
and it cannot be repaired.
But if you manage to open the DVD ROM clean the dust in it & it will start working again but be careful remember that no power should be attached to ROM.
or you can buy a lens cleaner from market and try that.
pls rate my solution

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Feb 17, 2009

Imy burner will burn if I go into MY COMPUTER than into MY E drive but the auto burn will not work. I do have 1dvd click and ashampoo on the computer as well, but when I put a disc into the computer it will not automtically work. I was wondering if the above programs are stopping the auto play on it or what? The burner works fine if I go to the E drive and install o burn it that way, is there some kind of a setting or something that went out of wack??

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Dec 25, 2008

you need to select the disk as audio disk in the burning application, then select tracks and burn it.

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Dec 24, 2008

You need to uninstall the device driver for you IDE controller and then let windows to a hardware detect and reinstall. I have had this problem before with my compaq laptop and the pioneer K15 DVD drive.

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Sep 11, 2008

These drives, remarkably, don't need drivers to work, just a good non-microsoft burner, so your burning program may be corrupt. If you don't know what burning program you have, I recommend downloading Belarc Advisor, a free program which not only tells you everything in your computer, with model numbers for hardware and all of your software (with their unique codes), and will also inform you if you are missing any needed Windows updates.

Once you know what you have, if it came with the computer, you have to seek an upload at the computer manufacturer's website, as it may be a special program not related to the burning software purchased from the software manufacturer---go to their website for upgrades. Also, check device manager in control panel under hardware to see if you have a problem with anything (a big yellow check) to fix.

Pioneer (DVR-K15... | Answered on Mar 25, 2008

Hello ? I would like to assist you. Kindly confirm you have the right tools to open and maybe a meter to make diagnosis easier. But before that, kindly tell me if the output speakers were working properly before the machine went completely silent.

Pioneer... | Answered on Apr 06, 2019

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