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By Dom123
Jul 9, 2005
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  1. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes I think it should work fine.

    I would still recommend taking the game back, and getting another copy first though. No point in getting a new drive untill you`re sure it`s not the game disk.

    If your current drive were faulty, you would be having problems with other media as well.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    The game does work. Heres a way i used to get it installed on my computer however i still cant play cause the disk needs to work. Ive got 2 computers connected in a network at my house. The other computer is quite old and cant play the game however its drive can detect the game. I put the game into the other computer and copied the files from the disk to my computer and installed it that way. It worked and the game is installed however when i try to run it, it says please insert game as it does with most other games. Also my brother got a new metal of honor game and it does the same thing as battlefield 2 so it must be the drive.
  4. Dom123

    Dom123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 49

    I got a new drive and the game is workin, thanks for ur help :bounce:
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Glad you got is sorted.

    I wish I`d told you to change the drive now lol

    But I was concerned that it might be the game that was at fault.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. The_Surgeon

    The_Surgeon Newcomer, in training

    Hey, I've got a similar problem at the moment involving Battlefield 2 and a disc detection issue which's got me truly confused :confused: . The maual suggests it's due to outdated firmware, and I've managed to work out I've got an "HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B," and downloaded the appropriate driver, but to install it the readme tells me this:

    LG Electronics HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B Firmware Update 2003

    1. At DOS prompt type:

    c:\flashup 1102U00B.dld /*

    (Where '*' is the IDE position of the drive)
    Primary Master : 0
    Primary Slave : 1
    Secondary Master : 2
    Secondary Slave : 3

    2. Follow onscreen instructions


    However, I've got no idea what the IDE position of my drive is...or any idea of where to start looking. Can anyone explain this to me? :(
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your bios loading screen should tell you what drives you have, and where they are connected.

    Failing that open up your computer and take a look.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  8. The_Surgeon

    The_Surgeon Newcomer, in training

    Cheers Howard :)

    So this bios loading screen, I assume this's the screen that comes up when you initially turn the computer on (yea, I don't know much :dead: )? Is there anyway to access this information without going through this route, or dismantling my computer :haha:

    Edit:- Ok, I've just discovered that it's the Secondary Master IDE channel from this program:
    [​IMG]
    But I'm still unsure of how to use this information :suspiciou
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Your dvd rom is the secondary master.

    So at the dos prompt you would type the following.

    c:\flashup 1102U00B.dld /2

    Note the spaces in the command.

    Regards Howard :D
  10. The_Surgeon

    The_Surgeon Newcomer, in training

    Hey Howard, thanks for the advice, but I've tried that approach amongst other combinations (such as putting a space between the "/" and the "2" etc) and I repeatedly get this message:-
    [​IMG]

    I am right in thinking that going into run and typing "cmd" is the same as dos right :p ? Anyway, my hands are tied, I really don't know what else they're asking for.

    Edit:- The file mentioned is definately in the C:\ Drive, amongst the other files which came in the ZIP I downloaded.
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    No, If you follow the instruction earlier in this thread, you will see that you need to create a bootable floppy.

    Then copy the firmware files to the said floppy.

    Then boot from the floppy and follow the instructions.

    You may need to go into your bios and set the boot priority to floppy/cd-rom/hdd, then save and exit.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
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