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Changed DVD player but new one not working, help please

By Darren192
Mar 7, 2009
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  1. Hello, my dvd rom wouldn't open so I took another one and put it in. That does open and in My Computer sometimes reader as a dvd r and sometimes cd rom. My game exe for Empire Total War and other games shows up the icon that looks like a blank flag and when clicked messages something like this is not a win32 file or I/O error. I tried updating the dvd - a Liteon model - but the message said it wouldn't flash the dvd rom. Help would be appreciated, as ever.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,426   +217

    Maybe you neglected to set the jumper at the rear of the drive to the same setting as the old DVD drive, that is, master, slave or cable select.
  3. Darren192

    Darren192 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Oh dear, back into the PCs innards again - thanks fior the advice, though.
  4. Darren192

    Darren192 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    The old one was Master, as is the new one - so that as it dturns out doesn't explain why my dvds won't run/dvd games also. Help!
  5. Darren192

    Darren192 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Oh yes - should mention the drive recognises files so shows say folders and music files, but exe files icons come out wrong and don't work, and as soon as I stick a dvd game disc in the drive in My Computer re-names itself as a CD-drive. Weird.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,426   +217

    Can you double check the tightness of the data cable connections for both devices (if there is a second one) and on the motherboard just in case one came loose while you were installing the new drive.

    Is this the only optical drive in this PC?
  7. Darren192

    Darren192 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    will do.

    I also have a cdrw
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