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My dvd/cd drive will notice any disk but a PC DVD ROM. It is a game. Should I be worried? I have loaded other games since such as Webb Foot, ect. Should I just take it back and get my money or is there a way to check for the reason it will not be seen by my DVD/CD writer drive?

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  • Bucky Mo
    Bucky Mo Dec 30, 2008

    Turns out, I lost a little programming on my C drive. I requested the firmware for this DVD/CD drive and that fixed it. Thanks for your help, anyway.

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There is probably a problem with the disk, since you can use other disks. try cleaning the face of the disk using some form of cleaner. mathanol etc. then give it a try. if cleaning it does not work then this may be a damaged disk. just take it back and ask for a refund.

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