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I've spent the past the past three weeks in super-rage-mode over the fact that neither GTA 4 nor The Sims 2 will run on my computer.
At first I believed GTA 4 no longer ran because of a corrupted install, so I reinstalled it. No biggie, I wanted to start over anyway.
Still doesn't work. Since it's partially dependent on the now-defunct Games for Windows Live, I believed that to be the true cause, which left me with no solution.
Then I tried TS2, and it didn't work either. I'd already seen the fury whipped up about the broken launcher, but was able to find a workaround. Even that didn't work. I immediately suspected EA of foul play; some killswitch they'd planted in the game to force players into buying the newer, Origin-dependent Sims 4.
Then I noticed something. Both games require a disc to play. Both die just as the disc is spinning up. And that's when it hit me.
THE DISC DRIVE.
The drive itself plays movies just fine, but that's because they're sequential discs; the data is all laid out in a straight line. Game discs have their data scattered all over the place, meaning the read head has to move all about the disc. This means that the read head in my computer's optical drive is either dirty or failing.
EDIT: It's not the drive, meaning this is some ridiculously cryptic software issue.
I'm taking it in for a more professional inspection tomorrow.
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Ryan Winter
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: USA
Favourite genre of music: Anything but hip hop and metal
Favourite style of art: Video Game-based comics, fanfics, etc.
Operating System: HP Pavillion Elite HPE- Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano Video
Wallpaper of choice: Pics of awesome cars
Favourite cartoon character: Tails/Master Chief/Megatron
Personal Quote: I am neither friend nor foe, but cross me and you will REALLY see double!
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DNFTT2011 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconhplz::iconanimeace-plz-u::icongplz::iconsplz::iconexclamationpointplz:
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Any particular reason you reopened your page?
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:icondnftt2011:
DNFTT2011 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I went through 14 pills of Diazepam.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i remember back in high school this kid came to school so fucked up on pentazemin that he nearly gave himself an anyeurism.
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SEE-EM-DEE Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
:iconfistbumpplz:-Thanks for the watch.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Actually I was just trying to find your girl's new page.
But you're welcome.
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SEE-EM-DEE Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
She and I have vowed to keep it a secret.I want her to make a group page that has nothing what so ever to do with mlp that she can post her new stuff.

She working on a beach scene featuring the Adult,anthro cutiemark crusaders.

They're laying on their bellies,no clothes on,sun bathing with their plump,sweet asses showing to the viewer.There is one side breast showing.
*OW*
She just smashed my head for giving away the secrect art.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Listen, just note me the address of her new page, wherever it might be. I swear, nobody will see it but me. (and maybe the NSA, but that's not my call)
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so in other words, she's basically just left the site
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DNFTT2011 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconhrtplz:-I have tagged you in my journal/tagging.
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