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CD Rom

Cade McCullar
Occasional Visitor

CD Rom

I just bought a video game. I tried to play it in my CD Rom, but the computer doesn't recognize that there is a cd in there. I have tried right clicking on the start button and clicking run, but nothing happens. Does anyone have any idea of how to get it to run?
5 REPLIES
Edward Millership
Frequent Advisor

Re: CD Rom

Hi Cade,

Do any other disks work in the drive?
If the answer is YES
Is the game on a DVD disk?
If the answer is YES
Swop game for the CD version
or
Swop drive in computer for a DVDRW

HTH

Eddie
If it a'nt broke don't fix it
Jim Kisco
Trusted Contributor

Re: CD Rom

Please try in other PCs to see a trend...

Let us know your results.

Jim
Karthik_18
Advisor

Re: CD Rom

Hi McCullar!

Try using Different Cd's.If that works ,try this cd in different computers and see whether its work or not.

If ur not able to use any cd's, try cleaning the cd drive using the lens cleaner. Try replugging the cables by opening the tower.

Did u try opening by getting into my computer and clciking in the cd drive icon?

Just Try and let Us know

Cheers Karthik
Cade McCullar
Occasional Visitor

Re: CD Rom

I did try going to My Computer and clicking on the CD Rom icon, but there was none. I'll try using the disk on other computers.

Thanks for the help,
Cade McCullar
Edward Millership
Frequent Advisor

Re: CD Rom

Hi Cade,

If you don't see an icon in 'my computer' for your CDROM Drive then you will first need to check the power cable is plugged in properley also the IDE Ribbon cable. however if after this you still don't see an icon for the drive you may have to change the drive.

HTH

Eddie
Keep the thread going if you need more info.
If it a'nt broke don't fix it