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Trouble with DVD-RW Drive

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#1 bonczekc


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:25 PM

I recently received a DVD-RW drive to make up for my laptop's lack of a disc drive. I tried to install a game onto my laptop (if its any help, the game is The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II). The game comes with 6 discs, 5 of which are used purely for install. I successfully installed the game, having no problems with the drive reading the discs or detecting them. However, when I go to play the game with the proper play disc inserted, my computer gives me an error that asks me to insert the correct CD-ROM and restart the game. Before the error displays I can hear the drive working as well, which makes it even more odd that I am getting an error. I have tried restarting my computer, re calibrating the disc laser, and uninstalling and installing the game again, but nothing has worked. What can I do to fix this?


Any help is appreciated, thank you.

Edited by bonczekc, 10 January 2018 - 05:31 PM.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:04 PM

Are these original pressed disks and not copies?


I know that Windows 10 prevents SecureROM DRM from functioning.


You might try picking up a DRM free version from GOG.

#3 DavisMcCarn


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:55 AM

EA had to take down their server for the game in 2010; but, here's an article with links to patches so it should work:


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