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.ISO's dont work in XP


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Oscar Baldwin

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I have a bunch of games as .ISOs on my PC which wont open. In Daemon tools or anything else. I know the ISOs aren't broken because they worked on my last setup which was Vista. I recently had to reinstall windows because I had loads of viruses I couldn't get rid of. I'm now using XP and when I click the ISO's in MagicISOMaker an error message says "cant find the file or file isn't a cd image". When I try to mount it in Daemon Tools lite it doesn't recognise it as a disk. This problem hasn't occured with all the ISOs. About half of them work but the other half don't. Is there something peculiar to XP which i stopping them working?
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Where did the ISO's come from?
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They're from game CDs. I've lost the original CDs though.
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It doesn't sound like a XP issue if half the cd's work and half don't. Have you tried the ones that don't work on another XP system to see if they work on it?
This sounds more like a bad read laser on the cd itself then a OS issue.
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But the ISOs worked on Windows Vista
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I understand that but you said half work and half don't.
My question is why did you down grade your OS?



Please Go to

1: START and the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter


To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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OK. I downgraded my operating system cus I couldn't find my vista cd. I had my old xp one tho.
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Device Manger screenshot?
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Oops. Thought I'd done it before. Apparently not.

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Try using other mounting tools.
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I've tried several already. Daeomon Tools Lite, MagicISO and ISOMaker and ISODisk but I know the files not corrupted cus it's worked before on vista.
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I've tried several already. Daeomon Tools Lite, MagicISO and ISOMaker and ISODisk but I know the files not corrupted cus it's worked before on vista.


Maybe, because your OS had viruses on it, the game .ISO's were corrupted with it and that could be the reason why they are not opening.
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I see. Well I'll try some new ISOs and let you know if they work.
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As I suggested try them ISo's on another system and see if they work or not. The system has to be running XP to check for sure. If they don't work on there then we have to determine it is the disks themselves. Regardless that they worked before they could be scratched or dirty.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 24 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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