my disc drive seems to be selective

  shdale 17:30 14 Jan 03
  shdale 17:30 14 Jan 03

my disc drive seems to recognise and run certain discs without a problem however, there are others that it seems to start up, but when asked to "play" (namely the sims) it tells me that it does not recognise the disc already there. Please help - very bored and want to play my game :-(

  Thin White Duke 17:42 14 Jan 03

Have you checked the 'offending' CD's for scratches, marks etc etc.

Always worth giving the CD a quick (gentle) wipe before trying to run it.

  cherria 17:46 14 Jan 03

I used to get this a lot under Win98 I'd have to open and close the CD drawer a few times until it finally recognized the disk. It has gone away since I moved to XP (same hardware though) The quality of the disk didn't seem to make any difference and I'd even changed the CD drive to try to get round it to no avail.

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