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Well that's just weird!

posted by Tea on - last edited - Viewed by 75 users

For some impossibly strange reason that seems to have no justification or real cause my DVD drive breaks after inserting my lovely new Sam and Max Season One DVD.

I know Sam and Max is a Dual Layer DVD, it is a dual layer drive, but as far as I know no other Dual Layers have done this.

So what happens:
Sam and Max pops in, autorun pops up, explorer or autorun.exe does not run.
I cannot open D:\ in explorer or install the game, I am however able to watch the DVD in Media Player/VLC.

To fix it I have to uninstall the driver, reboot and check for hardware changes. But then if I place Sam and Max back in the drive, I need to uninstall, reboot, check. Again.

I have no idea what's doing this or how to stop it happening. It's incredibly strange. I really hope it's not copy protection, I already had one drive break completely after Starforce and SecuROM ganged up on it.

I don't think I have another Dual Layer DVD to test it with. But I'm sure I have one hiding somewhere (just name any movie or game and I'll probably have it).


Update: I can launch setup from the command line. Will install and see if I can actually play the game (IE: the stupid copy protection proves I own the game)

Update 2: The idiotic invention that is copy protection is letting me play. Still not sure why this is happening though, can't open anymore discs in explorer until I can be bothered to reboot.

Update 3: I just realised how impossible vague I was.
I'm on Windows 7 (although the same thing happend in Windows Vista the other day) and my DVD drive is "Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A ATA"

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