Re: Won't read CDs, occasionally
"Tadukas" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have a Toshiba Satellite U405-S2856 with Vista Home Premium 32bit.
> It's not even a year old and I've already begun having several problems
> with it... One of the most annoying is this: I pop in my Age of Empires
> 3 CD, run the game, and it tells me "Please insert AoE3 Disk 1", even
> though it's already in. Several times I've tried to restart my laptop
> following that message, and when it begins starting up again, it stalls.
> If I pop out the disk, it continues to start up, and at that time I pop
> the disk back in; that is the only way I can get it (the game) to run
> (by pushing it in during the end of startup). If I exit the game, I
> can't load it up again because it keeps giving me the 'Please insert
> disk' error. I haven't tried it with any other CDs yet, but it seems
> highly unlikely that it's a problem with the CD since I can get it to
> run through that obscure way.
> I've tried deleting the 'UpperFilters' and 'LowerFilters' entries in
> the Registry like I found out you have to do when the drive itself
> disappears (which has happened to me before as well) and I've also
> updated the BIOS, not sure if I did it correctly though.
> Any ideas?
Possibly a bad drive? If it's still under warranty, contact Toshiba and see
what they have to say.
If you have the Label Flash program installed, you could try uninstalling
it- I had DVD problems on my Gateway that were centered around it. Once I
got rid of it (the program, that is), the problems went away.