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My CD-ROM game won't run!

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#1 Runwiththewolf


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Posted 17 June 2010 - 03:09 PM

:thumbsup: I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out why my oldish cd-rom game (Temple of Elemental Evil) won't run.

I've played it on my laptop before w/ no trouble. Installs seemed fine. But this time round, I just get the spinning disc, the drive starts humming...spinning disc goes away, drive stops humming- no game. Freezes, gotta restart manually. =/

I've tried unchecking the "enable cds to write w/ this drive" thing in the D: drive tab, nothing. Bought 2 new discs to be sure it wasn't a defective disc. Nothing. Installed the 2 patches from the game's website. Nothing.

I've already been to a site called "Circle of 8" & appears people there are at a loss. I'm 99% sure it's a problem of some kind w/ my laptop. Maybe something's corrupt(?)

Is there a setting or SOMEthing I can try?? A workaround? Maybe something is blocking it. I dunno.

I'm at the end of my rope here. :flowers: Help! Thanks.

(XP, SP3, 2GB)

Edited by Runwiththewolf, 17 June 2010 - 04:23 PM.

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#2 petewills


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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:28 AM

Presumably you've done the usual, uninstalled, reinstalled, cleaned the CD, etc.

Have you checked for patches, etc. The forum at this link may be helpful, unless you've already been there:


You may also find a 'workaround' mentioned there. :thumbsup:

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