Why wont my PC install Call of duty 4?

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#1 Posted by jsarn (165 posts) -

I need help! When I put COD-4 into my dvd disc drive it makes wierd noises for a couple seconds, then nothing happens! I don't get the "install menue". My dvd drive seems to be working ok and will load anything else I put into it. I thought my first copy of COD-4 may be scratched so I traded it for a new one...same thing. Nothing is happening and is pissing me off.

What in the world could this be?

#2 Posted by jsarn (165 posts) -
Also......when I click on my computer icon, the DVD drive must not recognize a game is in. It tells me to insert disc? WTF is going on here?
#3 Posted by Dr_Brocoli (3724 posts) -
are you sure it is a dvd drive:P?
#4 Posted by Grantelicious (1541 posts) -

if the game supports linux then that fixes everything

#5 Posted by Felix1987 (31 posts) -
I'm having the exact same problem, if you figure it out, let me know...my email is arthas11121@hotmail.com and my Xfire is zelpherz....I REALLY wanna figure this out.
#6 Posted by Felix1987 (31 posts) -
I'm having the exact same problem, if you figure it out, let me know...my email is arthas11121@hotmail.com and my Xfire is zelpherz....I REALLY wanna figure this out.
#7 Posted by juzzco (68 posts) -

lol i don't really know what to say...

sometimes weird thing happen to cd or dvd drives that are exactly like what you described, i think its probably time for a new dvd drive or if you are really tight on cash then re-install windows as a last resort because it probably wont work.

also check if you have any spy-were, viruses, Trojans ect

#8 Posted by Baphomet_X (61 posts) -
I'd take it back and get another copy. You might have a bad disc. Or, just buy it on steam. No discs :)
#9 Posted by d-rtyboy (3178 posts) -
Do you have any virtual drives? Only thing I can think of is maybe the copy protection doesn't like the virtual drives.. if CoD even has C/P?
#10 Posted by Piesics (182 posts) -
Isn't CoD4 on a dual-layer disc? Maybe your DVD drive doesn't read dual-layer discs.
#11 Posted by Piesics (182 posts) -

Do you have any virtual drives? Only thing I can think of is maybe the copy protection doesn't like the virtual drives.. if CoD even has C/P?d-rtyboy

It does but he should still be able to read the disc and install the game though.

#12 Posted by nutcrackr (12529 posts) -

its the copy protection, aka it screws over some configurations. Mine did the same. A good trick I did was to restart with the disc in the drive. You should get it to read eventually.

Close any other programs not necessary, take the disc out and keep trying, its the copy protection crap.

#13 Posted by reepers30 (1 posts) -

The install menu wont come up after i put the dvd in but it will come up on my labtop but is slow

#14 Posted by GodLovesDead (9752 posts) -
Are you sure it's a DVD Disc drive?
#15 Posted by blues35301 (2660 posts) -
i had a very very similar problem with crysis. except i installed the game fine and was playing it for days. then my pc stopped recognizing it. it wasnt the drive because it read other discs. it would say no disc in when i clicked the desktop icon so i eventually just downloaded a no cd hack which is so convenient i did it for all my games and will for future games