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CDROM Vomits

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Confused23, Jan 15, 2002.

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  1. Confused23

    Confused23 Thread Starter

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    PROLOUGE:
    I came home after a hard day of mid-term exams and wanted nothing more than to play Diablo2, we had just gotten the expansion so I was excited, too excited.
    I wanted to convert my old character to the expansion, but couldn't find it. As the computer retains the file of the saved games, even if the game is deleted from the computer, my brother suggested that I delete the games, reinstall, and hope that magically they would appear.

    PROBLEM:
    I deleted both Diablo2 and its expansion, then reinstalled Diablo, but when I put the expansion CD in, it would click for a few seconds (as if it was not being picked up) and then eject itself. I restarted and ran every Norton system check i have, but nothing worked. I tried different cds (like music and other programs) but nothing works. I think it must be the hardware. I'm using Windows 95 (old computer) but we have fixed it up some, and the CDROM is only 2 years old.

    PLEA:
    Please, please help me. Tell me what I must do to fix my CDROM
     
  2. Linkmaster

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    Hi Confused23,
    The CD-ROM could be a dirty lens. Try a CD-ROM cleaner and see if that helps!
     
  3. supertech

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    try some malox:p
     
  4. Alex Ethridge

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    I'm not going to say that the CD-ROM cleaner will not work; however, I will say I have never seen it work.

    The CD drive is probably vomiting because it has an incurable intestinal blockage.
     
  5. slipe

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    Is the CD-ROM showing OK in Windows Explorer? Device Manager?

    On the off chance the drivers might have become corrupted, boot in safe mode. Go to device manager and remove the CD-ROM drive – there might be more than one listing for the same drive so get them all. Reboot to normal mode and see if it helped.

    I would guess Alex is probably right but you might as well try some things before you chuck it.

    I also agree about the cleaner. Some can scratch the laser/reader and it seldom fixes the problem. Some canned air sprayed judiciously toward the laser/reader might dislodge something that has blocked it.
     
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