Posted 14 October 2010 - 02:51 PM
Well, my mother recently inherited my grandmothers computer, an Acer Aspire AST180-EA350M. She wanted me to install Create-A-Card Gold 2. I recommended that she use a newer version, but she insisted i install that. So i did. I inserted the disc into the DVD-RW drive and waited for the installer to appear. It never did. So i investigated, and found that windows was not recognizing the disc. No problem, i assumed it had something to do with the fact that the disc was intended for Windows 95. So i inserted the disc into our other computer, made a copy of the files on my flash drive, and installed the program that way. Well, then my mother said she didn't like the interface of the program, so i cinvinced her to install the version she was used to. A two-disc version of CreataCard Platinum 7. So i inserted the install disc into the drive, and the same thing happened. This perplexed me because although it said it was for Windows 98, it also said it was for Windows XP. So i decided to try other CD-roms, all from different years, none of them worked. The only CD-ROM that worked was a Windows XP Professional SP3 install disc i dug up. So now i don't know what to do. Another thing, all of the CD-ROMs i tried on this computer, i also tried on our other computer, a Dell Dimension 3000, they all worked. I hope the drive isn't bad. Anyone have any ideas?
PC: Dell Dimension 3000 Acer Aspire AST180
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3 Windows XP Media Center 2005
RAM: 256 MB RAM 1.25 GB RAM
Optical Drive: TSSTCorp CD-RW TS-H292B Lite-On DVDRW SHW-160P6S
Thanks for the help!