Heh! Sounds like what happened to me.
Try replacing the IDE cable :wink:
For me, my DVD-ROM worked flawlessly under XP. For some weird reason, when I went to Vista, it quit working.
Went out and bought an $80 DVD-RW Drive thinking it'd help... psh
Ended up being the stupid IDE cable!!!
Check your cable, then come back and let us know
I've installed WoW, F.E.A.R., S.T.A.L.K.E.R., BF2142, 50% of Valve's games, Oblivion, etc. All work just fine, disregarding the FPS due to video drivers :tongue: