Hey, I just got a VGP, but I can't get it to work. I've been troubleshooting for a while, but if anyone out there can help I'd greatly appreciate it (and I can start developing again
I have a Windows XP Home SP2 PC. Here's where I've been and what happens...
+Just plugged in to Firewire port
+Installed Mammoth Software's Powerexplorer
+Windows recognized it as Powerfile changer
+Couldn't get mediachanger.exe to work
+Installed upgraded firmware & installed CD software that came with it
+Installed Windows Hotfix - Windows then recognized it as Sony drive & changer
+Stopped Removable Storage in Windows Services
+Mediachanger now works, but only off-and-on. I can turn the computer on, and mediachanger will work, and the drive will show up in Windows Explorer as a valid DVD drive. Seemingly at random, it will stop working all together. I can't use it as a DVD drive, and mediachanger.exe will not work. The whole system locks up if I try to do something with the changer, and the only way to fix it is to shut off the system or the changer.
+Thinking that it was a conflict between Sony's software and Mammoth's I uninstall the Mammoth software. No change. Then I figure that maybe there are some residual files, so I reinstall Windows.
+Install Windows SP2
+Update everything via Windows Update
+Install Hot Fix update for changer
+Same problem with mediachanger working on / off described above
+Try to install the Sony software, but now it won't let me because I don't have MCE (strangely it let me install it with the prior install without MCE).
+Tried upgrading the firmware again (grasping at straws...)
I have been able to determine somewhat the trigger for the problem. If I go into a dialog box that looks at the drives or if a progam tries to query the drive to determine all the information about the drive (such as DVD name, file system, etc.) then the problem seems to be triggered.
Any thoughts from any users out there, any similar experiences, any suggestions?
Right now my top possibilites are as follows:
+I didn't install something correctly in the drivers / software side
+My Adaptec 4300 Firewire card doesn't play well with the VGP
+I have a driver conflict somewhere else in the system (using beta Nvidia drivers and RealTek HD Audio drivers)