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I just bought dow2 today and when i put the disk in it trys to start up but then the computer makes a noise like the disk is hitting something. So i cant even get the program to run, anybody have any ideas for a fix?

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first question, is there another disk in the tray, ive done this before and scared the crap out of myself with all the noise it made. if that isnt the problem make sure the disk is in properly and such. if that doesnt work then try hooking up a spare dvd rom you have to you computer and see what happens, if it works fine then theres probably a problem with your dvd rom.

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someone had this problem before recently in the shop. Do other discs run alright in it? if not then the laser is not moving, trying to though and that's where the sound comes from, And if that is the case then your disk drives banjaxed..... Time to get a new one I'm afraid...
you could open it up and fix it but unles you know the full workings of a disk drive I would not recommend that....

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see thats the thing, all my other disks work fine in it but this one doesnt

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o.0 maybe the disk has a problem go back to the store and get a swap to see if it works

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that's a problem if you have pretty slow internet though LX. Mine took 4 and a half hours to install and That was with the disc.

There's something wrong with the disc then. The clicking/banging noise is the laser struggling to read the disc that has probably nothing on it or encrypted data. Best bring it back and complain like crazy. The only problem with that is that there are no returns of PC software allowed.... In Ireland and the U.K. anyway....

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that's a problem if you have pretty slow internet though LX. Mine took 4 and a half hours to install and That was with the disc.

There's something wrong with the disc then. The clicking/banging noise is the laser struggling to read the disc that has probably nothing on it or encrypted data. Best bring it back and complain like crazy. The only problem with that is that there are no returns of PC software allowed.... In Ireland and the U.K. anyway....
They are allowed, just only if the actual media is proven to be faulty. Actually, if it's proven to be faulty and the store does nothing, that's actually against the law due to...Some law or another I can't remember. They are entitled to give you a replacement product as opposed to cashy money, though.

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oh yeah forgot about being allowed to swap the disc. They can replace the disc for it but you wouldn't get your money back or get a different product..... So yeah try it away.....

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