Well I decided to get back to adding a few more things to my shrine, since I’m lazy and decided I should get my ass back to working on it.
Problen: Someone uninstalled HoM&M3… no biggie.
But for some unknown reason, it refuses to read the disk. It clams it’s a blank disc.
It’s done this before, and worked the next day (which was strange, but I’m not one to argue).
The strange thing though, is that ocassionally it CAN read the file/directory structure on the disc… as far as the base directory anyway… But when I DO get into the CD, it runs into a disc error and claims it’s blank again. Thus I can’t run the installer manually.
Does anyone know what could be up? This doesn’t happen with any other CDs…
The drive I’m using is my CD-RW drive, since my normal drive is a bit… well nonfunctional. Stupid peesashit comp…
Maybe you need to get one of the CD scratch removal kits. That problem you have seems really weird to me (having a drive read a disc one day and not the next. I’m no expert but I am a business major specializing in MIS (Management Information Systems AKA computers) and it sounds to me that the drive itself may be damaged.
I see three possible explanations:
[li]Your CD-RW drive is fubared: Try with a different CD.
[/li][li]Your CD is fubared: Also try with another CD.
[/li][li]Your installed operative system is fubared: Try the CD in another PC.
If the first one proves true: Buy a new CD-RW. If the second proves true: Aquire a new CD. If the third proves true: Format, and reinstall your operative system.
Originally posted by Manus Dei As they become old, the CD drives may start malfunctioning without warning. But I hope you have a copy of that CD, just in case that one got damaged beyond repair. Are the scratches very deep?
Manus, you’re thinking of a HArd Drive. CD Drives are generally REALLY good, unless the lense accidently ends up tilted, or dust gets in.