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Old 05-11-2009, 02:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just put in a game DVD into the drive and when I double click on e: it says I have to 'Prepare this blank disc' - giving me two formating options.

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Old 05-11-2009, 02:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does it do this with all games?
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I tried BG2 earlier. said the same thing...
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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how about dvd movies?

Do these disks work on other computers?
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yes they work on other computers and movies DO NOT play fine (see below)
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Are these retail disks or your backups?
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EDIT: Ok movie discs are playing up now too. :S
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Sounds like your laser is in your optical drive is about to die.
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Fixed it. Just uninstalled my virtual drive which was apparently causing some driver conflicts.
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