Games and XP home edition

  shadowmiska 02:59 18 Jul 03

My games EA Superbike 2000 & 2001 won't run.

I just upgraded from Windows ME to XP Home Edition.
Everything else works fine, but when i put the games CD in, it won't recognise the CD in the drive.

I've got DivX 9 and have carried out the Diag, but it says everything is OK.

The games ran fine with ME!

Anyone any clues?

  powerless 05:08 18 Jul 03

Go to start > Run > Copy and Paste:


Click ok.

Hardware > Device Manager > Select your CD drive and remove it from the system. Reboot and XP will detect it.

Try the game again.

Also update your motherboard chipset drivers.

  powerless 05:09 18 Jul 03

An Upgrade isn't recommended as it causes problems (it shouldn't, but it does)

A full clean install may have been better.

  shadowmiska 06:39 18 Jul 03

when i said upgrade, i meant it in the sense that XP is better than ME, so i have upgraded to a better OS.

The hard drive was actually wiped and XP installed as a clean install.

I tried what you suggested but it hasn't worked.

I think that my CDR/DVD drive is not compatible with XP.
The Samsung site lists it, but not alongside any version of XP.
There doesn't appear to be any updates or patches that i can find to make it compatible.

Maybe i'll have to replace it with a compatible drive!

Unless someone out there knows different........

  Jester2K II 08:58 18 Jul 03

I had both of these and never got them to run again....... sniff......

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