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#1 thestevenator1003

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

I have found that my games that were downloaded to the computer were "corrupt" and unplayable, so I uninstalled them and now my computer won't read CD games, just DVDs. I am figuring it may be the disc reader? Or is this something that could be a virus type of situation or a setting on my computer I may have flipped? Maybe a setting I have selected that I can unselect so my computer reads games or maybe a program I have is blocking my computer from reading the discs?

Audio CDs work, which is my one reservation about it being the reader. Also the fact that the same disc slot reads DVDs and games/CDs.

 

For example, I have tried discs of several games I previously installed and played with on this machine, as recently as a month ago. I have had the computer and Windows 7 for over 2 years. Just wondering if this is something anyone has heard of before, or if I need to buy a new disc reader or computer.

Thanks for your help!

 



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:03 PM

Try running the "Fixit" on this Microsoft page: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:12 AM

Turns out the disc reader is reading them but I must have a weird default setting selected somewhere because to play a game I have to click it on the Drive from 'COMPUTER' and then click 'RUN' or whatever that game's actual application is, as opposed to it just reading the disc and opening the game.

 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:20 PM

That would most likely have something to do with your Autoplay settings.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows-vista/change-autoplay-settings


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