HP Pavillian dvd6-6b47dx entertainment PC - AMD A8-3510MX APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.80 GHz - 8G RAM Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
brand new computer, bought tonight, and I opened a brand new Skyrim cd and put it in the PC...............nothing
Put Oblivion in, works fine - Skyrim - Nada!
Put Skyrim in my mom's computer - opens right up to load.............put it back in my new computer - Nada!
Put Skyrim in my lil bro computer - opens right up to load..............Put it back in my new computer - nada nada nada!
Try inserting other discs in your computer. If they work without problems, then it's a problem with your DVD drive, not your computer. The same thing's happened to me but on DVD my friend had burnt. It worked fine with everybody else's computers, but in mine, it showed up as empty.
when you open steam, there's an option to activate game on steam. You can do so when you have bought a disk by typing in the serial key that's provided with the disk. After that you'll be able to download and install from Steam.
there's 2 types of DVDs DVD+ and DVD-
some people and manufacturers seem to have forgotten about the fact
makes no difference on todays hardware. the only difference between the 2 formats is 1 is 4.3gb the other 4.7gb...
more likley its a bad dvd drive but even if he manages to install it, its unlikely to have enough grunt to run it in any meaning full way as its a web browsing laptop built for battery life not gaming performance.