I had a copy of regular FEAR installed for a few months and up and running fine, well I got around to getting the expansion only the only way to get it was to get the gold edition which comes with the orgional game and directers cut along with extraction point, because the nearest PC gaming place only had the gold edition. When I put the DVD in the drive it just spun up for about 5 seconds, then I heard 3 loud clicks and it ejected it, this happened about 5 times with the same result. SO then I uninstalled my old copy thinking maybe it was some anti piracy software, and it was doing the same thing. I then put my origional copy back into the DVD drive to see it if was itself broken and it came up fine with auto play and the install menue ect... came up. SO.....wtf. thanks. PS> I tried their horrible troubleshooting BS about turning of auto run in my msconfig ect bla bla bla did nothing.
Well don't mean to make you feel like an idiot or anything but are they CD's and not DVD's?
Does the gold edition have any scratches on it? Did you try returning the copy of the gold edition to the store you got it from and exchange it with another copy?
Most DVD drives from reputable companies support CDs, however, so I wouldn't think that would have much of an effect.
Well yeah its a DVD drive, and the game was in DVD format, but I have also run many cd's before in it. Afterall a DVD is a CD player but with more lasers and more advanced codecs... Anyways, the disk surface was emaculate as can be expected from a NIB DVD, and I had a feeling there was nothing wrong with that specific copy of the game, more like some bizzare driver interface problem. I tried using auto detect built into XP pro for driver updates but my problem is the old Pioneer server DVD player I am using is like oldschool, way oldschool so there isnt drivers easily found. Ill either wait to find just the dvd of the expansion or hook up a bit torrent through limewire. thanks.