First post, by lucascoelhofc
Hi, I new here to VOGONS and I am not sure if this is the correct place to post it. If not, please let me know. I have been using these forums for years as resource for all sorts of things and only now had the courage to participate. So here it goes:
I have been experiencing a weird issue when trying to install retail CD or DVD games on Windows 10 or on an updated version of Windows 7. For some discs (had been trying with Crysis, Half Life 2 and Borderlands), whenever I insert them, the drive becomes very noisy, like it is scratching, the whole system becomes laggy while it tries to read the files inside the disc. If I pop open the tray, the system resumes to behave normally.
I experienced this problem on a Dell laptop (with internal dvd drive) and now on a Thinkpad P50 with an external USB dvd drive. I am sure it has to do with updates for Windows because I tried dual booting the system with a retail Windows 7 SP1, without any further updates and the drive behaved normally, installed the games just fine, on both laptops! I then installed the updates for Windows 7 and the problem returned.
The external drive also worked just fine on a T510 with Windows XP and installed Half Life 2 perfectly.
For the life of me, I cannot find a way to fix that, and I would rather play these games on Windows 10 than having to dual boot to an older version of Windows 7. Any ideas on what is causing this and how to fix it? Has anyone else experienced this?