When I try to read the Crysis Warhead DVD on my desktop it appears to be a blank DVD. The system will even let me rig up a que to write to it. My laptop which can't run it detects and identifies the disk but also volunteers to wipe the disk for me so I can use it for other things. What the hell?
take it back & get a new one.
Yeah I agree, take it back and get a new one if that fails to work I propose your disc drive might not work, I had a problem like that with a Far Cry disc, but when I put in my computer it worked perfectly.
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15th September 2004
Count_Chocu1a;4587632take it back & get a new one.
Actually, due to piracy concerns ("you may have copied the disk"), you can't return opened computer games (at least at Best Buy, but I know at other stores too).
They may let you switch it, though.
I'm pretty sure he meant to go and exchange the game, not literally process it as a refund and purchase a new copy...
Anyways, I wanted to add that this is also happening to me. I have my desktop with Vista x64 and it gives the blank disc error, and offers to queue up files to write to the disc just as the OP mentioned.
However I also popped Warhead into my P-7811FX laptop and it recognizes the DVD just fine under XP x86 SP3 and Vista x64...
Conclusion? There is something about our DVD drives that the disc does not like...
I don't think exchanging the disc is going to help either of us, so I'm going to return the game to Circuit City where I got it and demand that they give me a refund. I know that almost all stores have a no return policy on opened games, but they will take it back if you are nice about it.
Finally I will just purchase Warhead from Steam... which I should have done the first time around.
Ok people... I don't have any explanation for this, but I fixed my problem.
I shut down my rig, disconnected my DVD drive and saw that the only difference between the two NEC ND-3550A drives that I have is that this one was set for CS (Cable Select) via the jumper from the factory.
I popped the Warhead DVD into my other system, also equipped with the NEC ND-3550A and it read it no problem... which led me to further inspection.
Long story short, I pulled the drive out and moved the jumper to the MS (Master) position, and the drive now reads the DVD just fine.
I have well over twenty other games installed on the system using this drive, and have never had an issue before today, so I have no idea why this happened... but at this point I really could give a damn.
Hope this helps anyone who also experienced this issue.