I have a Dell Inspirion 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium. In my device manager i have a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW Ts-H653F ATA Device..... i hope the makes sense...... which windows says is running properly.
I'm getting a cyclic redundancy error when i try to use the game disks to install GTA 4. Sometimes i get the error on the first installation disk and sometimes on the second. The computer is also having trouble finding the disks. Recently i've found that when i put in any computer game cd the drive just keeps making wurring noises and won't recognize any cd.
I never had this problem before, but now it's happened with GTA and another game i bought recently.
I was going to get a cd cleaner to clean the drive as i thought this might help? Would a dirty driver head thingy be a cause for cyclic redundancy errors?
Thanks in advance and exxcuse my ignorance on the topic,
Can't you download the game content? In many games you can only play online you can download the full game content from web. If you want to play asap that might be something to checkout. If they don't then i suggest a cleaning kit, or just buy a $35 new SATA burner.
OK. I'm going to try and take an optical drive from another old computer and fit it. I have found out that it's my current optical drive that is failing me.
Now I've never done this stuff before. I've read up on ESD and even how to open the case! Now these two cables are at the back of the optical drives of this old compaq prescario. THEY WILL NOT BUDGE!!! There dosen't seem to be any clipping or button to press as you pull the plug out.
Am i just being retarded here, should i just yank the things out or am i doing something wrong? I've tried pulling on them with a plyers already and they didn't move so i said i'd retreat to tom's for more advice.....
It looks like the Dell Inspirion on the Compaq prescario aren't compatible or something.... this is a problem isn't it.
One has really thin plug connectors and the other has plugs like a scart cable..... i'll put up pics when i can, but for those of you that know what i'm trying to say, is there any way around this problem?
Yes the one on the top is Serial ATA, the one on the bottom is Parallel ATA (old).
If your PC does not have Serial ATA onboard, you should get a PATA burner instead of a SATA burner. If you do have Serial ATA on your motherboard, but don't have the new SATA power connectors - you can buy a cheap converter cable that makes your normal power connectors which go in your current PATA burner, to a Serial ATA power connector you can use for all SATA HDDs/optical drives.