A problem when running game/games

OK, I get GTA: San Andreas, and I start modding (changing it to my preferences), và plan khổng lồ fire up the game. It starts loading, & then it shows "Disc Could not be Found or Authenticated" or something lượt thích that, & I just BOUGHT the game today. My computer I"m running it is:

 

=Unknown DVD ROM disc speed

=48x CD-ROM speed

=200 GB of data

=128MB of Video RAM (nVIDIA 5200)

=512MB RAM

 

This is pissing me off. Any advice?

 

EDIT: I got this at GameStop, & I"m trying to get this straightened out. If my mother would upgrade both PC"s for once, that"d be two birds with one stone.

Edited June 8, 2005 by KoLSPD2
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Posted June 8, 2005

KoLSPD2

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Posted June 8, 2005

Not khổng lồ double post, but I think a DVD-ROM drive sầu tăng cấp would be nice lớn see. Any good places khổng lồ buy one? Since I put it in the DVD-writer drive sầu, it worked fine. But how it doesn"t run after install is beyond me.

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Advice would be appreciated, và I got that PC last May.


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Posted June 8, 2005

akochan

Player HaterPosted June 8, 2005

If you can wait while it ships www.newegg.com is the hands down best place online to buy hardware both in terms of prices và customer service.

 

I had a Acer 16X DVD-ROM that wouldn"t run the install software even after a firmware tăng cấp. Replaced with a cheapo Artec (what"s with all these similar brandnames

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Sucks that I had to replace an otherwise good drive with another just for 1 game... but that"s the way the cookie crumbles. Now I gotta paint the faceplate too so it matches...

 

So first try upgrading your drives drivers and/or firmware. If it still doesn"t work try a new one from www.newegg.com. You can always RMA it if there"s still issues.


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You sure that the drive is fast enough?
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Posted June 8, 2005

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Posted June 8, 2005

I had the same problem, but I managed lớn fix it.

 

Try running Windows in Safe Mode. (Keep hitting F8 while restarting untill the thực đơn comes up.) If the game gets past the disk kiểm tra in safe mode, then you might have the same reason for the problem as I was having. I had some software running that prevented the authentication from going through. Not sure what it was. I just took out everything that didn"t look right in the boot menu using msconfig, & the game started up just fine after a reboot.

 

Note: In my case, the game did not run in Safe Mode, because it could not recognize the audio thẻ. You might be able khổng lồ run SA from Safe Mode, depending on your hardware.


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Posted June 8, 2005

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The way i run it is, go khổng lồ my computer, than whatever drive sầu the CD is in, clichồng on it, & a popup should come on saying run gta san andreas and link and stuff. Now instead of clicking run san andreas, go lớn browse dvd contents. Now something should pop up, & cliông chồng on install demoshield multi cd launch, and it opens. Thats how I fixed it.


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Posted June 8, 2005

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My new NEC dvd-burner gave sầu me that error a couple of times, so i shoved it into lớn my 3 year old pioneer dvd-reader


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Posted June 8, 2005

RCagent

SnitchPosted June 8, 2005

Man this sucks, I"m getting this error too. It says it can"t authicate the disc in a time limit. Is there anyway you can turn off this authication? I want to play the damn game!


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Posted June 8, 2005

ardun

Player HaterPosted June 8, 2005

Same thing here too. All of my req"s are fine (I am using an 8x drive though), và all my drivers are updated. Tried in Safe Mode also. Along with any other help shown here prior lớn my post date.

Same message

As games become larger & have sầu khổng lồ be pressed on to lớn DVD"s, I hope problems like this become less. Recently bought a game from a different publisher và developer on DVD and had limited problems. First one I"ve owned on DVD actually besides this one. Quite frustrating. Rockstar"s games have sầu always been pretty much trouble không tính tiền for me.

I hope there is a patch soon.

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I guess a good question to ask would be how many people are using 8x drives lượt thích myself, and are having problems authenticating?

Thanks for any help.


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Posted June 9, 2005

KoLSPD2

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Posted June 9, 2005

I know the problem: I have sầu a CD/DVD writer drive, và I think that"s one drive sầu on the only computer that can run SA. And I believe it has got lớn go. The only drive sầu that had it installed, and now SA won"t run at all.

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Damn you, Hewlett-Packard.

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ChRoM3 0


Posted June 9, 2005

ChRoM3

g0t skillZPosted June 9, 2005

Jus tải về the no-cd patch....


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Posted June 9, 2005

TRN4L

Novus Orvày SeclorumPosted June 9, 2005
Do any of you have daemon tools, alcohol1trăng tròn or clone CD installed? or any similar apps? cause this happened with another game i had. i dont recall what it was. maybe unreal2k4 or somthing. but shut those down completly and it should work, you may even need lớn uninstall it.
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Posted June 9, 2005

jesushumper

PranksterPosted June 9, 2005(edited)
ChRoM3Posted on Jun 9 2005, 00:50 Jus download the no-cd patch....

 

 

What he said.

 

I ahd the same problem a couples times as well, but i jsut got the craông chồng.

 

Damned discs, i jsut about flipped when i disc that i JSUT took out of the package gave me an error. What a wank.

 

And as TRN4L said, disable any virtual drives you may have running.

 

Gobởi luchồng

Edited June 9, 2005 by GTA3Freak-2001
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Posted June 9, 2005

KoLSPD2

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Posted June 9, 2005
Jus tải về the no-cd patch....

I hate to say this, but I"m not going khổng lồ be a warezer. And No-CD patches are forbidden here, và I"m getting the DVD-writer/CD-writer drive removed by this weekkết thúc or so, but that"s just me.

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