Win7 PC unable to read Game DVD

Sega Rome: total war gold edition
February 1, 2010 at 06:17:07
Specs: Windows 7 32 Bit
Hi,i recently bought rome : Total War Gold Edition and i placed the disc in the drive.Nothing happens so i went to check my computer and the computer says there's nothing in (E:)(My CD Drive)so i double clicked it to try it out and it asks me to put a disc in even though the rome total war disc was inside.so can someone tell me the solution to this problem?thx

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#1
February 1, 2010 at 06:30:35
You may have gotten a bad disk. Try a different disk of the same type (CD/DVD) to see if the issue is your drive or the disk.

Is the disk a copy of a game?


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#2
February 1, 2010 at 07:09:47
"my cd drive" may be the game is in dvd disc and u have cd drive that's why it can't read the disc.

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#3
February 1, 2010 at 07:09:59
Are you trying to read a DVD in a CD-ROM drive?

EDIT: kuwese beat me by 12 seconds!


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#4
February 2, 2010 at 02:09:12
I am able to install medieval ii total war (DVD Disc).And no its not a copy i bought the game from a store.
Also i don't know if this has anything to do with it.but i recently re-formatted my computer.

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#5
February 2, 2010 at 04:58:00
Why did you feel the need to reformat?

How is that drive listed in Device Manager?


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#6
February 2, 2010 at 06:31:32
Its being listed as Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170S-ATA Device.And i reformatted cause my hard drive was to cluttered i tried to delete stuff but there were some hidden files that i could not find so i reformatted the comp.

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#7
February 2, 2010 at 06:47:01
So, does the drive read any DVDs now? That drive seems to be a fairly new model. Have you burned a lot of disks with it? Especially DVDs?

On another note you can set your view settings to show hidden files along with other parameters.

Do you have another computer you could test that DVD in?


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#8
February 2, 2010 at 07:01:27
I only burned about 4 discs and how do you set the view settings?and i'll use my friends computer to test the disc and get back to you.

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#9
February 2, 2010 at 07:28:30
Go to Computer> tools> folder options> view> make you changes now> apply to folders> yes> OK.

I suggest you untick the bullet to hide file extensions for known file types.

I don't suggest you show system files.


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#10
February 3, 2010 at 01:30:11
i don't know what i have done but when i tried to insert the disc today.it suddenly works.Thanks for the help othehill.

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#11
February 3, 2010 at 04:48:12
Up side down, LOL?

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#12
February 3, 2010 at 14:23:28
They are odd. I have dvd's that have to be removed a few times and I clean them on my pants (but I know they are clean) and put back in.

Might be they are just in a bit wrong or cut a bit off or the disk can't see the first part or what. I see it a lot though.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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