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reforrest

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Hello,

I've come to these forums because I really couldn't get any help from the official website for MTWII. This is a problem that I've had since the game came out, I ended up using a nodvd.exe file. I really hate to do that because I baught the game. Also there is a new patch out, 1.2 and I can't use it unless I can fix this issue.

The game will install from the dvd just fine, it will not play though. It pauses for a second, then tells me to put in the correct dvd/cd, there are only two and I've tried them both.

On a side note, my DVD burner will not burn DVDs, I do not know why and havn't been able to fix that issue. I've read where my mobo has problems with SATA DVD burners and that is what I purchased unfortunatly. I'm wondering if this isn't part of the problem.

I've also purchased another DVD player drive, I can get it to work, but it isn't hooked up ATM. My CD-burner and DVD-read drives both hook up through an IDE cable.

Any thoughts or ideas on this would be greatly apreciated.

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Memory (RAM): 2048 MB
CPU: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3800+
CPU Speed: 2411.6 MHz
Sound card: SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [DF00]
Display Adapters: Radeon X1900 Series | Radeon X1900 Series Secondary | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1600 X 1200 - 32 bit
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Network Adapters: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport
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Hard Disks - Free: C: 58.7GB | E: 52.5GB | F: 20.1GB
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Firewire (1394): 2 host controllers.
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Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: MS-7125
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AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: ATAT COMPATIBLE 022205 Nvidia 42302e31
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-7125
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you can try looking at these options and see if this helps: https://activision.c..._guide_cd.php#3

If changing the dma doesn't help, then I would lead to a defective dvd drive. You might check with the drive manufacture's web site and see if there are any firmware updates.
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thanks for the reply chief, I've given up on it... no/dvd seems to be easyer... I hate to do it but I'm having a really hard time with it :whistling:
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