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drive not reading games

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my cd/dvd reader drive isn't reading any games anymore. any computer games i put in it, it usually:


a. does not read it at all. (doesn't see it, i checked explore but it just says the normal drive name)


b. reads it but doesn't open it (autoplay is on, but it doesn't open. secondly i can see the disc in explore) if i manually try to start it, it either:


1. lags so bad i have to restart


2. doesn't do anything


c. (this one only happened on a very old game. the other games that i tried were rather new) reads it, opens it. but fails in installing it. i've had two types of install fails:


1. it stops at whatever % installed, shows an error message, and closes


2. it fully installs but has some kind of real big graphical failure so you cannot play at all




i have already tried many things. i have checked the device manager, which i didn't fully understand, but i was told to change something which didn't work. and have been searching on google for a way to fix my problem for an hour now, but haven't found anything suitable that relates to my problem. so if someone has another idea i'd be glad if someone told me what to do. if that idea would have to do with the device manager i would need a detailed explanation though because i don't understand it as i said.


by the way, it reads all other cd's fine. music cd's, dvd's, and whatever i throw at it. its just the games. it can even still burn cd's, its just the games.

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Unfortunately it sounds like you need a new drive.


Those with a little bit of knowledge are more dangerous than those with none.

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go in device manager and remove your cd drive. then download and install the drivers from the manufacturer website


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Buying a new optical drive isn't as bad as it seems, as long as you know what your doing. (or pay to get somebody else to do it for you)

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