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Old 02-25-2007, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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today i went and got this new game

MEDIEVAL II/TOTAL WAR

installed it:
went to tuturial
and the computer shut down and restarted...
upon restart it gave me a message of
3rd Master Hard Disk: s.m.a.r.t. status bad, backup and replace

im pretty sure thats telling me to get a new Hard Drive right?

now the weird thing is that...
i tried to start sending some of my pictures over to disk so i could put this other HD in and reload it.

Well the DVD-ROM/CD-R+W
will not read a blank CD
when i insert the CD and go to "MY COMPUTER" then db click the d: drive to open the CD it says
d: not accessible

DVD'S/GAMES/MUSIC ALL WORK BUT I CANT GET THE BLANK ONE TO WORK.

RUNNING WIN XP SP2 .
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the copy protection on this game . If it's starforce it's known for massing up your drives. Mainly cd roms and dvd roms.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Starforce seems to mess with your PIO / uDMA settings.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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unfortunitly im not really sure exactly what you just told me...
could you explane how to check the copy protection and what would i do with it?

and what do i need to do in the future to make sure this doesnt happen again.
what is PIO and uDMA settings
how do i reset them to what they were at
which drives should i download.
thx
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