CD-rom is being stupid

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, May 15, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i have this sims cd and its kinda old and when i put it in my CDRom well actually cd writer, it doesn't load autoplay or sometimes it does but tkaes like 10min. and also when i try to explore in the cd it usually doesn't open. my other cds usually work so what do you thinks the problem???? will firmware fix it?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try giving the disk a good clean. Also try making an iso & running it from the hard drive.
     
  3. Dlovely

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    Get a NOCD File so you don't need the Sim's disk if its only that disk giving you problems. Firmware can't hurt but I doubt it will fix that kind of problem, it usually helps more with matching media not with 1 CD errors. They have programs that can analyze disks for problems such as scratches/read errors. I believe BadCopy is one of them.
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    your statement intriques me. how for would i go about doing this? :)

    i can make an iso... but run it from the hd?
     
  5. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    he means use daemon tool to mount it? right
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Yep, deamon tools to mount it. Or just burn it on a new CD. I think the old one is getting "old". They usually do this after a while (but normally a longer while).

    I think cleaning the CD would be inneffective unless it's scratched or has alot of fingerprints.
     
  7. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    Well, I suppose you could get hold of a washing up bowl, a bottle of fairly liquid / cleaner and use good old elbow greese..

    :eek:

    :D

    only kidding :happy:
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You can get a disk cleaner from where you buy music CD's. I normally go with the cheap one. Good for getting rid of finger prints.
    Also make your iso, download Daemon as mentioned. It is easy to figure out.
     
  9. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    lol... oops, didn't mean to quote the disk cleaning part. :p i can do that.

    and the daemon link isn't working right now. i'll try it later, thanks. :)