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"