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Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K17A

My dvd cannot read cd but can read dvd

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  • aiba Nov 01, 2007

    read CD, but not DVD, even after reinstalling XP.

  • Yajesh Nov 20, 2007

    I ahve the same issue with brand new Gatewy Laptop. Cannot read CD but can read DVD.

    Who designed this crap?

  • ebonyksa Nov 25, 2007

    I have the same problem. The drive plays CD but does not even recognize DVD, it ejects it. My laptop is only 3 weeks old

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    I have the same problem as well. My DVD-RW drive will not recognize cds either.

  • JaMan23 Dec 18, 2007

    My Acer 5100 w/Pioneew dvd-rw has the same problem. I have only had it for 2 months. It reads cd's, but not dvd's. It just makes a funny noise. Then I tried to restore my settings-now Vista disappeared & I'm left with a blank black screen. Tried to reinstall Vista-but wouldn't you know it, it's on a dvd, and it won't read it. So it's getting fixed where I bought it. Glad it's under warranty!

  • Quacky Dec 23, 2007

    Same problem, read no dvd at first, but now has degenerated to not reading ANYTHING!

  • nikki266 Dec 28, 2007

    Hi I have a toshiba a100 with a DVD K17a - reads dvd's fine but can't read cd's. Have looked a for fix online but can't find one. This problem only just started after working fine for 6 months. Will be contacting toshiba for a warrranty fix

  • bote Jan 01, 2008

    i have same problem with my pioneer dvd

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    just an update ... have taken in for warranty repair ... toshiba are replacing the drive. Definiely hardware problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    my laptop not read the cd , eror cod 19 , product is PIONEER DVD-RW -K17A ATA ,

  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    same problem here, started off with dvd's not working now nothing works

  • atrun Jun 17, 2008

    why my dvd-rw drive change in dvd-ram,when i change my OS to windows xp?

  • emoel Jul 31, 2008

    my dvd/cd-rw can read cd but not dvd

  • colshaw Aug 12, 2008

    will read burn any dvd but will not even find any cd audio or data

  • samorado Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem - my Pioneer K17 will read/write CDs but will not even recognize frustrating....

  • Aliciasparro Aug 30, 2008

    SAme problem here. Pioneer K17A DVD-RW drive. All of the sudden it can't see CDs? Read DVDs okay. Tried Registry fix at Microsoft's site to delete Upper and Lower Filters. Didn't work?

  • rmdupuis Sep 04, 2008

    Same here. I have a Sony VGN-FE53B/W I bought in Japan with the Pioneer DVR-K17 in it. One month after the warranty is up it suddenly stops reading DVDs of all kinds. CDs: no problem. When I click the DVD-RW icon in My Computer, it simple spits out the tray and asks for a new disc.

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    it wont read dvd-rw and dvd-r

  • tuluzz
    tuluzz Nov 29, 2008

    I have problem with my Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K17A on my Tishiba A205. On windows explorer the DVD-RW doesn't show. But when I checked its driver via devman, windows said "The best driver software for your device is already installed", but still I see no drive for that optical driver. Any help??

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I can't see DVD in My Compyter

  • asc_nguyen Feb 17, 2009

    I can't see my DVD driver in Windows Vista. can you help Me config this problem



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I also have an Acer Aspire 5630. When I tried to copy a DVD containing over 600 wedding photos to the hard drive using windows explorer, window reported file copy errors about half way through the photos. This happened also to another owner of another 5630.
After looking into this, I first found that I was already using the latest driver. When I went into the system device manager I next found that the driver DVD region parameter had never been set.

Once I corrected this, I was able to copy the DVD without errors.

Here is how you set the DVD world region:

1. Start Menu, select Control Panel
2. Select Classic View on left
3. Double click “System” Icon
4. On left select “Advanced system settings”
5. Press continue if Windows asks for permission.
6. Press Hardware tab at top of System Properties window
7. Click on device manager button
8. Expand DVD/CD-ROM drives
9. Double click on HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA Device
10. Click on DVD Region tab at top of new HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA Device window
11. Scroll down and select “United States”
12. Then press Ok. Reboot laptop. (Note dvd region can only be changed up to 4 times, then can’t change anymore)

Once I did this took about 5-8 minutes to copy all photos (some directories and other hidden system files still had to be skipped, but no errors now).

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I am eror cod 19

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Follow these instructions for general information or vaio's

If that don't work you will have to do a system recovery back to your factory default settings! Remember to back all information on the computer you wish to save otherwise it will be erased. For Vaio computers follow these instructions to perform this task.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009


I have the same problem with my hp pavillion dvr cannot read cd/dvd's this is my second computer mind you.The first one had the same problem, was kept on the phone for 6 hrs by hp tech and they couldn't solve the problem eventually I was given this one which quite too! I would had hoped such a big corporation like hp retest their products before selling them! Any idea how to fix this kind of problem?

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Try too boot with cdrom, if you wre able to boot from cdrom, then its a SW problem, but if not able to boot, update firmware,

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SOURCE: dvd not working

do a system restore to a earlier date some times this will help

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SOURCE: pioneer dvd-rw dvr-k17a

maby you need better software like a free vcl player that you can get if you type it on google

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SOURCE: D: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K17A, Rev 1.50 satellite

are u sure that you use compatible operating system?

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