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DVR K17LF Insert a disc

When I attempt to open data or audio files on the DVD RW Drive (D:) through the Windows Explorer, the computer replys with Insert a Disc, however it will access a a movie dvd through Windows Explorer and through Toshiba HD DVD Launcher and play a dvd from the same drive.

Why can I play a movie but not access files?

Computer is a Toshiba Satellite: P205
DVD RW Drive (D:) Properties: All Disk Drives: Toshiba MK1237GSX ATA Device and Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K17LF ATA Device three error codes
error Code 3201f2-10-00000000
error code 38o394-6-51044409
insert disk
also shows when i insert dvd+rw

system has been totaly restored three times
no update from pioneer
no datum from toshiba
cd burner works.dvd works
dvd player pioneer dvd-rw dvr-k17lf china (suspect a lg or hitachi but no proof) mail header" toshpioneer"

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Hi, according to what I understand the unit works for some situations especially but you cannot visualize the content, in this case the problem that you one presents shows off to be Cd-DVD's unit that this trumping, if the equipment this one even in guarantee, you must come to an CAS or Center of Authorized Service, in order that they diagnose and replace the unit

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