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Tales of Monkey Island DVD Install

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Today I received my Tales of Monkey Island DVD. I tried to install it on my PC Laptop and all I get is this very loud buzzing sound in the disk drive when it tries to load and I am unable to install the program. All the other Telltale game (i.e. Sam & Max, Strong Bad) disks work fine when I install them. I can't seem to find what the problem is. Is it a bad disk? I know I am putting the disk in right in the DVD drive. Any suggestions would be appreciated!:confused:

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  • I don't have another computer I can use!:(

  • Nevermind, I got it to work!:)

  • How?

    Someone else might get the same problem, maybe we'll be able to help him.

  • Well, I decided to give it one more try and it was a LONG installation process. For some reason, during the whole installation process my DVD drive was vibrating and making a loud grinding sound like a plane engine. I kept looking at the progress bar during the installation and it kept moving slowly. After it finished downloading, the noise completely stopped, it was the weirdest thing.
    No problem with playing with Tales of Monkey Island, but if you put the disk back into the drive it makes that same buzzing sound again. Really Strange!:confused:

  • Well you're not the first to report that noise..

    Either the DVDs are of low quality enough to mess up that big, or both of you have some bad drives (well, not necessarily BAD, but something's definitely not working between the disc and the drive).

  • It is most likely the drive. A lot of the cheaper drives are noisy and spin the disc at the fastest setting and have problems reading the disc. Lite-On, LG, and some other drives have this problem. Older drives were smart enough to spin down the disc and read it at a slower rate. Why manufacturers are spinning at max speed now is beyond me. Especially if it causes problems.

    How I wish we still had 4X and 8X CD drive read rates. They were quiet and accurate in reading discs.

  • @Wile_E said: It is most likely the drive. A lot of the cheaper drives are noisy and spin the disc at the fastest setting and have problems reading the disc. Lite-On, LG, and some other drives have this problem. Older drives were smart enough to spin down the disc and read it at a slower rate. Why manufacturers are spinning at max speed now is beyond me. Especially if it causes problems.

    How I wish we still had 4X and 8X CD drive read rates. They were quiet and accurate in reading discs.


    or atleast have the option to adjust the speed of the reading

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    @Wile_E, mightypiratetm: do you have the dvd and does it work normal for you?

    I got my dvd today and tried it in the two drives I own. One of them reads the dvd very slow, opening a picture from the gallery folder takes >10 seconds, starting the launcher takes >one minute. The other drive has no speed issues (at least at first glance) but sounds like a saw while reading the disc. I own a launch X360 with a very loud fan and dvd-drive, but the sounds that ToMI produces in my drive surprise even me.

    With my limited knowledge about drives, I suspect that the drive is getting a lot of read errors from the disc and is seeking like crazy to collect error correction data and reconstruct the files.

  • I got this problem too, one of my drives doesn't open the dvd at all and the other has a demented fit every time I put the dvd in. Hopefully I'll get it to work soon.

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