DVDRW Drive Not Autorunning Games

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Sniperwolf812 Posted: Thu, Apr 24 2008 5:42 PM

I just reformatted my hard drive and everything was looking peaching and I thought I had everything updated and ready to go. I download all the windows updates of course and all my hardware drivers. I also installed the Windwos.net Framework 3.5. When I tried to install some of my games none of them would auto run. I have already checked all the steps on the microsoft technical support page (Regestry software, drivers, everything) I can not think of anything else that would be causing this to happen. My DVDRW ROM drive is IDE Master 0 and my HD is IDE Master 01 (not sure if that matters) I'll also have the little spacer on the back of the drive plugged into (Master). Only thing I can think of at this point is that my Drive is faulty but I have had it less than a year so that is kinda odd imo.

EDIT: I just found out t hat the drive is only recognizing CD-ROM CDs and even my computer is seeing it as a CD-ROM drive (exept for in the Device Manager)

Any help or ideas to why this would be happening would be greatly appreciated.

 

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I just went out and bought a new Lite-on 16x DVD/CD ROM drive, plugged it up and boom, works like a charm so it had to of been the hardware because I tried everything to fix the damn thing and still nothing. The fact that I bought a new one and plugged it right in and it worked without any other installments or downloads is proof enough I guess.

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RyuGTX replied on Sat, Apr 26 2008 3:20 PM

What was your old DVD-RW drive; brand and model? Also, did you try to update the drivers/firmware?

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Hey wolf... haven't seen you around the forums for quite awhile.

Stay up and keep posting!!!

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