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Autorun problems, Installing Games problems.. Losing my mind!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by skeletoninme, Aug 29, 2011.

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  1. skeletoninme

    skeletoninme Thread Starter

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    I only have problems with my CD-ROM drive. The DVD-ROM drive works fine. I generally have to stick a paperclip into the small hole under the ROM to pop it open. It's beginning to die. And now it won't read games. It seems to read CDs just fine.
    IF I can get autrorun to start (1% of the time), the installation will fail even before it starts or about 3% of the way in because the files can't be copied or the last time, the kernel.exe message popped up. I can't update my drive because there is no update available (which i don't believe), and it's really beginning to tick me off. I just want to play some RCT And CIV3. :mad:
    Is there any possible way to fix this?

    (my computer is quite old, and i'm not getting a new one any time soon)
     
  2. Megabite

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    Get a new Cd drive....cheap and easy to fit...or get an external CD drive that hooks up to the PC via USB.
     
  3. skeletoninme

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    Any way that's FREE?
     
  4. Megabite

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    I had same problem .....are your game discs scratched.......
     
  5. skeletoninme

    skeletoninme Thread Starter

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    No. I take wonderful care of my discs. There's hardly a scratch on them.
     
  6. Megabite

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    Are the games installed on the PC already
     
  7. skeletoninme

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    It says in the first post that I can't install anything, so no, they're not.
     
  8. Megabite

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    Understood.....the laser is most likely going on the Cd drive......you can get an external Cd drive for about $20 or £10
     
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