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Captain Blade

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#1 12 years ago

Alright, so I enter the BF1942 cd-rom into the corret cd drive.. the drive turns the light on and makes sounds like it's reading, but it does this longer than usual. When it's finally done doing that, my computer thinks that there is infact no cd in my drive. So I try inserting a different cd to make sure my copy of BF1942 isn't screwed, and sure enough, it does the same thing.

So... My drive's not doing right. Should I restart my computer, or something else or what?

Thanks for the help




marvinmatthew

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#2 12 years ago

A restart of your computer would be a good idea. Restarts have a tendency to fix a number of problems.

Failing that, you could take a soft cloth to the laser lens inside the drive, just to make sure that the lens hasn't gotten dirty.

Those are the first things to try.




Bs|Archaon

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#3 12 years ago

Uhm, why don't you press that restart button and see if it helps? Surely you don't need us to give you permission to turn your computer off.

Chances are that either the drive or cable is knackered.




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#4 12 years ago
marvinmatthew;3384043 Failing that, you could take a soft cloth to the laser lens inside the drive, just to make sure that the lens hasn't gotten dirty.

How do I get to the lens?




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#5 12 years ago

I can't help you on getting to the lens (open up your case and...?) but certain CD Drives can't detect CD's well unless the computer is booted with the (or a) CD in the drive. Try to have your disk in the drive when your computer starts up, there's a much higher chance of it reading successfully.




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#6 12 years ago
Captain Blade;3384079How do I get to the lens?

You seriously don't want to know. It's just a pain in the ass.




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#7 12 years ago
Pb2Au;3384089I can't help you on getting to the lens (open up your case and...?) but certain CD Drives can't detect CD's well unless the computer is booted with the (or a) CD in the drive. Try to have your disk in the drive when your computer starts up, there's a much higher chance of it reading successfully.

Didn't work.




Bs|Archaon

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#8 12 years ago

You have to open the PC case, remove the cables, unscrew the drive and remove it, dismantle the drive and so on. It's not fun. You can get discs that claim to clean lenses, but I think they're dubious at best.




marvinmatthew

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#9 12 years ago

I would guess that your CD/DVD rom driver has been somehow corrupted.