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Dvd drive unable to read empire total war disc

I just bought Empire: Total War and now I can't install it. My DVD-drive won't read the DVD. I tried the DVD with my laptop and it reads fine. However it reads my other dvds just fine.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    I have also just bought Empire: Total War and can not install it. The DVD-drive won't read the 1st DVD. The second DVD is readable. The PC is brand new and has not trouble reading any other DVDs.

  • assassin_ie Mar 16, 2009

    I also have the same problem,I can here the disc spinning in the laptop drive but it will not read disc 1,anyone have any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    Same problem here, 2 is readable, 1 is not..

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    the same

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    Same issue. DVD Drive won't read the disks.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I am having the same problem, my computer meets all specs, but it will not "install"

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    im have the same problem


  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    Same thing.

    I hear the drive spin the disk as if it's starting to read it, but my computer won't even recognize that there's a disk in there.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    yeah i have the same problem, did anyone find a solution

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    trying to copy a DVD for the city

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I have the same problem. Some DVD drives seem to have a problem with the protection on the Empire disc (and other games). Might have to do with this Securom/Windows thing.

But here is my solution
1. Install Steam
2. Make Steam install the game from the disc, using its local EXE.
i.e. run:
"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install E:

See also this article
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?s=4202d524575809db8f3d3618a3bc8d21&ref=5357-FSQM-0382

Starting Steam.exe from your HDD rather than the setup.exe from the DVD bypasses this disc protection issue.

Alternatively, you can enter the CD-KEY in Steam and download the game from the Net.

Either way, Steam saved the day although everyone was complaining about using it for Empire

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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Memory: 1 GB
Hard Drive: 15 GB Free
Video Memory: 256 MB (Shader Model 2.0)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
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Your laptop seems to be above and beyond the minimum requirements for the game....have fun!

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if not working mail me the full name of the game

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