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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Tooslow77, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Tooslow77

    Tooslow77 Member

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    Hi all

    I just purchased Company of Heroes and the Half life Orange Box both are PC DVD's. I am just starting to pick up PC gaming again after a brief year and half break. Problem is, is that when I insert the PC DVD my PC's DVD R/RW says "No disc in drive". I have in the distant past watched DVD's on this thing so I know it used to work. So I tried a regular old movie DVD and same thing "No disc in Drive". I went to my device manager and checked all my drivers and I was good there. So then I uninstalled both my CD and DVD-Rom's and restarted my PC, still no change my DVD R/RW is not reading. I did just recently change my power supply and upped my Ram as well, I'm not sure if either of those items could be a colprit to the problem but figured I would mention it. I did tried the game out on my lap top and no problems there, game fires right up. SO I am not real sure what to do next? Buy new DVD R/RW?
    Any trouble shooting tips or ideas will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    Which power supply did you buy? If it's not a very good one it may not be providing sufficient power to the drive for it to read discs.
     
  3. Tooslow77

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    I purchased an Antec 650W True Power Trio. You got me thinking though, maybe I have a bad connector so I tried a different one and still same old problem. Thanks for the tip Sammorris I'll keep at it.
     
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    What other games have you installed on your PC? The copy protection included with some games will destroy DVD drives after a certain period of time, so that might have happened to you.
     
  5. Tooslow77

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    Well I'm not sure what fried my DVD drive but I was able to cannibalize a Drive from my old PC and put that in place of what I currently have. Got it all hooked up and everything thing seems to be working just fine. Hopefully it stays that way.

    Thanks again for the tips sammorris.
     
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    No problem, glad I could help.
     

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