CD not loading

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August 3, 2009 at 13:14:00
Specs: Windows XP
Try to play a game that is not yet installed on the computer. I put in the CD but nothing comes up. What do I do?

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August 3, 2009 at 14:14:39
Use Explorer to view drive. Look for instructions like readme files or setup or install program.

See also the web site of the game for more information.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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August 3, 2009 at 15:31:08
The optical drive must be able to read the disk you inserted. E.g. a CD-rom (only) drive, or a CD burner/reader (only) drive can't read a DVD.

If the disk is a burned copy, it may not read properly if it is not a CD-R or a DVD-R, in a drive it was not made in .

"Use Explorer to view drive"

As in, Windows Explorer.
Start - Programs - Accessories - Windows Explorer.

I have installed a desktop shortcut to that on every computer I own and have worked on, Win 95 and up. There are things you can do in Windows Explorer you can't do in My Computer, and visa versa.

If the disk has an Autorun.inf file in it's root folder, double click on it to read it.
Look for a line that starts up something.
E.g. for my Norton System Works 2003 CD, OPEN=NCDSTART.EXE

That's the program that's supposed to auto run.
Double click on that program - it's usually in the root folder too.

If the drive you named seems to read CDs and DVDs fine, the AutoRun or AutoPlay feature of your Windows is probably not working properly, and if so, it probably doesn't work for other optical disks or flash drives. That's a common problem - that can be fixed, but it may take more than one try to find the right solution.

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August 3, 2009 at 16:24:51

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