DVD drive problem

  farty 09:00 30 Apr 2005


Just got a new PC and I've got a strange problem with the CD/DVD drive.

I've installed some games using the drive but when I go to play them they cannot detect the disk (which it just installed from !!)??

I will be getting contacting the manufacturer NethighSt but thought you guys may have a quick fix.


  Joe R 09:04 30 Apr 2005


Is it asking you to insert the disk to play the game.

Most games now need a disk inserted to play, even though you have done a full install to the hard drive.

  farty 09:06 30 Apr 2005

Sorry ............ this is with the install disk still in the drive.

  Joe R 09:06 30 Apr 2005

sorry, misread your post.

  Joe R 09:07 30 Apr 2005

Have you tried doubleclicking on the disk, in my computer.?

  farty 09:10 30 Apr 2005

Yep .......... auto runs and gets to the usually install, play etc menu depending on the game, but when you click play ....... it says there is no disk in the drive.

Also when you click desktop icon it says the same.

How can it install from it one minute and not play it the next ........ strange.

  Joe R 09:17 30 Apr 2005

click here

looks like you're not alone with problems with cd/dvd drives.

  farty 09:31 30 Apr 2005

Cheers .............. but I can't see any with similar symptoms.

  Joe R 09:42 30 Apr 2005

Is your dma enabled.?

if not follow this link. click here

  farty 09:50 30 Apr 2005

Yep ...

  Joe R 10:06 30 Apr 2005

I take it, that it is the original game cd, and not ones that have been copied.?

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