Disk drive not working

  Peachy boy 20:39 16 Sep 2007

Hi today I bought a copy of shadow run But when I put it in the disk drive the drive just made a clicking noise every couple of seconds and windows said there was no disk in the drive. So I brought an old drive from an older pc and put it in my new computer which found the disk and intstalled it, what I dont understand is how the old drive can read it but my new drive can't.

  zemdarin 20:52 16 Sep 2007

Hi You may have a laser burnt out on your new drive. It happens quite often.

  Peachy boy 21:01 16 Sep 2007

the thing is it can read other disks the problem only seems to happen with shadow run

  Stuartli 22:18 16 Sep 2007

I would suspect that is completely untrue.

In fact optical drives have been manufactured for 20+ years and their development, lifespan and reliability are as sound as any other electronics products.

  woodchip 22:33 16 Sep 2007

Cd's are stamped in different formats, that's why I have more than one drive in my comp. I have a old CDRW drive and a dvd

  woodchip 22:35 16 Sep 2007

They call them such things as Blue Book click here

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