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Title: beating my head against a wall here
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 30, 2015, 01:38:03 PM
Okay techies I need some help, so I have win 8.1, which I hate but can't get rid of so don't say that, and I really want to play C&C generals. No problem, game runs fine on win 8.1

My fucking PC keeps spitting out the CD on its own with no provocation. The game can't install because the PC literally spits out he disk before its done which I have never seen in my life. Its infuriating. I don't have the money to buy the online version and I can't ask for it because I'll get bitvhed out but more importantly. I HAVE THE GAME ALREADY, ITS IN MY FUCKING HAND. I SHOULDNT HAVE TO BUY IT AGAIN WHEN ITS IN MY HAND MAN

So! Anyone have any advice on how to get this working? I Really really want to play this damn thing and its working fine until the PC goes "lol, fuk u m8" and spits the cd out.
Title: Re: beating my head against a wall here
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on August 30, 2015, 02:49:43 PM
That used to happen to me when they started putting games on DVDs and I didn't understand that my CD-ROM drive wouldn't take it. Is it possible that you're having the opposite problem? Like, your disc drive just doesn't take CDs?
Title: Re: beating my head against a wall here
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 30, 2015, 04:58:22 PM
I guess maybe, is thee a work around for it?
Title: Re: beating my head against a wall here
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on August 30, 2015, 10:41:26 PM
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I guess maybe, is thee a work around for it?
Well if that is indeed the case, your only other option is to buy a CD-ROM drive and install it into your PC. And in that case, just getting a downloaded copy would undoubtedly be cheaper.
Title: Re: beating my head against a wall here
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 31, 2015, 12:07:46 PM
So unless I torrent it or shell out the 20 I don't have, no generals

Lame
Title: Re: beating my head against a wall here
Post by: Hydra009 on August 31, 2015, 12:55:43 PM
It could be a damaged cd or some sort of problem with the optical drive.  You could try it on another computer to narrow it down.  But either way, you're probably going to have to go with a digital copy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeNDzbFv2f8
Title: Re: beating my head against a wall here
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 31, 2015, 01:16:53 PM
My laptop won't run it because it's cursed, thinking online or bust
Title: Re: beating my head against a wall here
Post by: doorknob on August 31, 2015, 10:16:30 PM
Um last time I checked they don't even put games on DVDs any more. Yeah you buy a dvd but the actual game still has to download from off the internet. So if you don't have internet you can get the game you just purchased.