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Can optical drives outdate disks?

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User Info: Raging_water

Raging_water
2 years ago#1
Because I be shoving my 7 year old BF2 disk in my new computer and nuttin be happenen.
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User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
2 years ago#2
Is it a cd-ROM drive or a dvd-rom drive?

I have a2 year old cd-ROM drive, doesn't mean it reads dvds
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User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
2 years ago#3
Also, where are you shoving the disc? If you're shoving it into the fan grate, nothing will happen. You have to insert the disc into the appropriate slot in order for it to read.
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User Info: Shub

Shub
2 years ago#4
Those things are backward compatible. DVD drives can read CDs, Blu-Ray drives can read DVDs and CDs.
Either your CD is broken (it happens) or you have a CD drive and you're trying to read a DVD.
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User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
2 years ago#5
Are you perhaps putting it in upside down?
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User Info: Sora_Anbu

Sora_Anbu
2 years ago#6
Or backwards?

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User Info: chronotrig100

chronotrig100
2 years ago#7
Did you try slathering it with peanut butter and put it between two slices of bread before slamming it in the PC? Your computer gets hungry too.
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User Info: Unsugarized_Foo

Unsugarized_Foo
2 years ago#8
Maybe the CD has meet the end of its life. They don't last forever, even in perfect storage.
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User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
2 years ago#9
Is it the floppy drive?
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
2 years ago#10
Optical discs can degrade over time, although they should last longer than 7 years as long as you take decent care of them. If it was a burned CD-R or RW tho (as opposed to an original retail copy), those can go bad much faster, especially if it's a low quality brand.
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