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Old 03-02-2004, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I get PC Gamer magazine and every issue comes with a demo CD. I havent been able to get a single one of the CDs to come up on my computer. When I insert them, the sound comes on from the background of the CD and a box pops up for it in the task bar, it is also in the task manager, but nothing comes up on the screen. The only way I have of accessing the CDs are by going to my computer and explore the drive I put the disc in. Any thoughts?
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I bought this kind of stuff for years and the mag always told me how to use the disk.
It's just a bunch of demo's anyway.Just saves downloading.
Do you have autorun enabled ?
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i really don't think so but it would be a funny way to trick people into buyin mags.
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i really don't think so but it would be a funny way to trick people into buyin mags.
Why comment if you havn't ? Spent $ 15 US or $20 Cdn.
Make great coasters.
It's not a trick,just saves a lot of demo downloads,i thought i said that.
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Yes, I have autorun enabled. I was just curious if this was a problem or nothing serious that I shouldnt even worry about.
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Is it just with those particular cd's? Or do all cd's have this same effect... If its just those, they maybe you dont have active x installed or something... Whatever it needs to run your computer is lacking... At least thats what it sounds like to me
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Yes, its only those CDs. I havent had a problem with any others.
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Yes, I have autorun enabled. I was just curious if this was a problem or nothing serious that I shouldnt even worry about.
If you can read it it's not a problem,what exactly did you want to happen ?
Did you read the book ? Did it not Splain what you get ?
Just a bunch of demos to save you downloading.
I choose to DL and save my money.

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MoMan813 i remember when i bought a certain magazines all their CD's were trash, many files were corrupt due to physical flaws on the disc. you probably are having the same issue. i also know for certain playboy DVD's are also trash, there is a hardware failure noticable in every DVD i've seen causing glitches and stuttering
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Dont fret man, it is nothign to worry about. Its free stuff anyway, and it is nothing pertinent to your way of life... Right?
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