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DVD-Rom Not recognizing CD-Rom Game

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jediliz, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. jediliz

    jediliz Thread Starter

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    My dvd-rom is not recognizing a few of my older CD-ROM games. It recognizes my Sims 2 Open for Business CD-Rom (tried that earlier and it worked fine.) I can't use the rw drive to play the game either. This is very strange as I am pretty sure the game I am trying to play (Oregon Trail 5) is compatible with Windows XP.

    My drives are working fine according to the device manager.


    I'm scanning for viruses and spyware so maybe that's the problem, but if it were, the Open for Business Disc wouldn't be working.......



    So, any ideas what I could do?


    Its possible its the scanning that's interfering, but I had tried the game last night BEFORE I started the scanning.
     
  2. kenneth2k1

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    Is this disk a burned disk? My assumption is that the system is recognizing the disk if it's doing a scan on it. Cancel the scan. What happens when you click on the drive?
     
  3. jediliz

    jediliz Thread Starter

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    actually the scan I am doing is an overall virus scan so I can't cancel it (scanning the whole C Drive). I thought maybe a virus or spyware was affecting the loading of the game, so that's why I was doing the scan (Bit Defender Online scanner).

    When I try to click on the drive it says insert disc into the Drive, but its already there usually when I do that. Same thing happens on the Oregon Trail game screen when I click the "Play" button.
     
  4. jediliz

    jediliz Thread Starter

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    I wanted to add that this is NOT a burned game. All of the games that are NOT being recognized are legal copies that I purchased (or in the case of one game, the full version came with a box of cereal).

    My Oregon Trail game says it is compatible with Windows XP. I know the game worked in the past..........
     
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