As the title states, I am currently having issues with windows vista not being able to recognise my Skyrim CD. This issue of not reading game CD's and Movies (Older game CD's seem to be read fine) existed with an older CD-ROM drive; and now persists with one I've just bought.
To test, PC reads BF2 Disc, and Oblivion, but not skyrim! Old CD"s are fine.
System Specs: DVD Drive: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-219L ATA Driver Version: 6.0.6002.18005
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550
RAM: 2GB (:S)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Information: Drivers are up to date (According to windows) When I insert the CD, nothing happens. Upon clicking the DVD drive in My Computer, WINDOWS EXPLORER hangs. Completely. I am prompted to close the program, restart etc.
Now, after some messing around - when I click on the CD in My Computer, Windows tells me I need to "Format the disk in Drive D: before you can use it". Obviously I can't format it as it's write protected...why is it prompting me with this? I just want to run it.
Considering that this issue is present with 2 seperate CDROm Drives, I suspect it is a settings issue or driver issue in Windows Vista.
I've uninstalled and re installed the drivers, unplugged the drive physically and plugged it back in.
I have deleted upper and lower filters in the registry for the drive. (One of which contained information about InCD, a program related to Nero(?) for burning discs etc. Could this be a related issue? PC Techs installed this on my PC whilst doing some work some time ago)
I have ran the popular microsoft fixit tool.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.