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Can optical drives outdate disks?

#1Raging_waterPosted 9/1/2014 12:15:37 PM
Because I be shoving my 7 year old BF2 disk in my new computer and nuttin be happenen.
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#2WyzeGyePosted 9/1/2014 12:19:51 PM
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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#3WyzeGyePosted 9/1/2014 12:21:09 PM
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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#4ShubPosted 9/1/2014 12:21:37 PM
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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#5WyzeGyePosted 9/1/2014 12:21:45 PM
Are you perhaps putting it in upside down?
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#6Sora_AnbuPosted 9/1/2014 12:22:48 PM
Or backwards?

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#7chronotrig100Posted 9/2/2014 11:39:51 AM
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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#8Unsugarized_FooPosted 9/2/2014 11:40:50 AM
Maybe the CD has meet the end of its life. They don't last forever, even in perfect storage.
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#9SinisterSlayPosted 9/2/2014 11:42:40 AM
Is it the floppy drive?
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#10KillerTrufflePosted 9/2/2014 11:46:20 AM
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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