Thanks for the suggestion. I did as you advised (thanks for the accurate typing btw) but I get a new error stating that the wrong cd is inserted or the drive is faulty.
Can a cd-drive go partly faulty?
It works fine other than when installing these games! (both have XP as a suitable OS, and the speed is over twice the minimum)
Any other thoughts? Could it be a dodgy cable?
Lite-on don't seem to stock the drivers or firmware for the LTR-40125S, so I'm thinking of swapping this cd drive with one from an ancient pc (which is under-speck, but did load the game before telling me the graphic card was not compatible (32MB min - the old pc has only 16). Am I likely to encounter new and more interesting problems if I make this swap?
Thanks again for replying,
Happy holidays to all
Edited by musineer, 27 December 2006 - 01:31 PM.