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    Optical Drive Problem

    Last week I rebuilt my PC with a few upgrades; a motherboard, hard drive, graphics card and RAM; and as I replaced my two hard drives with this single one I've installed XP on the new one.

    I used the same ide LG DVD-RAM drive as in my last build, which did work fine. Everything was as normal during Windows installation, no hiccups and relatively painless. But now if I try to put some discs in the PC I get various problems. I'll list these below, but I know they all work fine in other PCs.

    Quake IV and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 - PC freezes as soon as the discs goes in, I take it out and it unfreezes after a couple of seconds
    Oblivion - Starts to install, gets half way through and I receive a "cyclical redundancy" error
    Film played with VLC - Plays as normal, until about an hour in when it starts to stutter and becomes unbearable to watch

    What's the culprit in this situation? Until I find out I'm having to download drivers and I'm downloading endless amounts of demos and buying up huge quantities of steam games as I can't install the games I'd brought in preparation ~ hardly an ideal situation.

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    Re: Optical Drive Problem

    i'm not really sure...i used to get these sorts of problems with a bad disc but all of your discs can't be bad...i would suggest to see if there is a firmware update for that drive

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    Re: Optical Drive Problem

    CRC error can be a bad disc, have you checked your discs, drive cables in securely, tried changing cables

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    Re: Optical Drive Problem

    The problem with teh disk only playing for an hour could be thermal

    Is the disk an orioginal or a 'backup'? If it is a backup on cheap media, it may not be sufficiently stable thermally - especially if your drive is in a hot spot in the computer. Trying playing a DVD with the case sides off.
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