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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:23 PM

Whenever I try to play me games using the actual disc it doesn't work it always says there is no disc in the drive and I can't run any games.
I uninstalled alcohol 120% trial edition. I'm not putting it back on my computer unless it is totally required for me to fix this problem.....
I really need some help on this, would appreciate a quick response.
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#2 zamiel

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 07:42 PM

http://forum.alcohol...showtopic=23848

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:14 PM

I don't have the program on my computer anymore, it's completly removed install files and everything.
So I can't provide a system report......
My cd drives don't even appear on my computer anymore....

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:21 PM

Do you have any virtual drives remaining?

Do they appear in the device manager or on your bios boot up screen?

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:15 AM

Yeah there are drives on my hardware manager but I don't know which ones which
but here they are:
HDS722525VLSA80
Sony UMH-U HS-CF USB Device
Sony UMH-U HS-MS USB Device
Sony UMH-U HS-SD/MMC USB Device
Sony UMH-U HS-XD USB Device
WD 2500JS External USB Device

The drives that contain files still apprear. It's just the disk drives that I can't see.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:42 AM

I also just tried to run some of my Half-Life 2 games and mods without disks and those wont even run anymore

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:13 PM

If your Optical drives don't appear in the bios then it sounds more like a hardware issue. Check all your cable connections.

If those games are protected and none of your drives were able to reproduce the protection scheme then your backups will most likely fail due to failure of authenticating the disk as an original.

Alcohol when installed would provide the necessary emulation in order for these backups to run and now that it is removed...

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:25 PM

I only had one game, that I was trying use as a disk.
The rest were never made into images.
Would it fix it if I just reinstalled the software though?

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 07:42 PM

If your optical (CD/DVD) drives do not appear in the bios then no, reinstalling will not fix the issue.

Are your CD/DVD drives listed in Disk Management?

Have you tried booting up in Safe Mode to see if they're there or Last Known Good Configuration?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:58 AM

These Drives are visible in hardware managment under disk drives:

QUOTE (Guest @ Jun 27 2007, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HDS722525VLSA80
Sony UMH-U HS-CF USB Device
Sony UMH-U HS-MS USB Device
Sony UMH-U HS-SD/MMC USB Device
Sony UMH-U HS-XD USB Device
WD 2500JS External USB Device



QUOTE (zamiel @ Jun 28 2007, 03:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are your CD/DVD drives listed in Disk Management?

Have you tried booting up in Safe Mode to see if they're there or Last Known Good Configuration?


How do you run in safe mode and go to last known good configuration?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:49 AM

They are options in a menu that you can access by pressing F8 imediately after the hard disk boot.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE (Charalambos @ Jun 28 2007, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They are options in a menu that you can access by pressing F8 imediately after the hard disk boot.


How do you do a hard disk boot?

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:16 PM

As you are starting to load windows (just after the post screen), press F8 for the boot options.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 03:18 PM

QUOTE (zamiel @ Jun 28 2007, 09:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As you are starting to load windows (just after the post screen), press F8 for the boot options.


Alright thanks I'll restart in a second to see if it helps

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 02:17 PM

I tried booting up in last known good configuration and it didn't do anything.....

I started in safe mode, but I didn't know what to do from there.....

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 03:16 AM

Are your drives available in Safe Mode?

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 08:03 AM

If they are not try uninstalling SPTD, you can do it using the standalone installer from www.duplexsecure.com. You can also try installing SPTD 1.50 to check if you still have problems with that.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (Charalambos @ Jun 30 2007, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If they are not try uninstalling SPTD, you can do it using the standalone installer from www.duplexsecure.com. You can also try installing SPTD 1.50 to check if you still have problems with that.


I tried updating it and I uninstalled it and it has done nothing (I restarted like it said to)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:24 PM

As I said above, are your drives available in Safe Mode. I'm trying to decern whether or not this is a configuration issue or a hardware issue.

If they're not available, have you checked your IDE cable connections?

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (zamiel @ Jul 2 2007, 02:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As I said above, are your drives available in Safe Mode. I'm trying to decern whether or not this is a configuration issue or a hardware issue.

If they're not available, have you checked your IDE cable connections?


Where are the IDE cables?
I checked all the wires in back and they're all in there tight...




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