Sep 4 2002, 06:56 PM
I got a x-ecuter mod, and 160GB harddrive in. My DVD-ROM is a philips.
I used to get my imation40X CD-R boot flawlessly every time. And CD-RW works just fine too.
But recently, I tried my old CD-R and CD-RW, I really have some hard time to get them boot. It takes maybe 7-8 failure before one successful boot. The CD-R and CD-RW(memerax) are still the same old CD that boots nicely the first time before. I tried my original Halo DVD, it seems booting fine with three consercutive successes. I don't have a DVD burner, so I don't know about booting DVD-R backup.
Anyone have the Same problem? ANy solution to this?
Sep 5 2002, 07:45 PM
what does poor tracking mean? Does other people have the same problem?
The discs are very clean and scratch free. Before, if I had one disc in the drive, once I switch on power, it would boot to the game directly, but now it
goes to the dashboard. I tried 3 different discs that used to boot 100%, all failed. two Imation40X cd-r and one memorex cd-rw(I THOUGHT CD_RW guaranteed pretty much) The only thing I can think of was that I burned those disc in 32X and 10X respectively. The strange thing is it worked for 10 days flawlessly on maybe 30 boots before. I just don't get it.
Well, Today I tried the "magical method of booting CD-R", it work on my no brand CD-R. I did three discs, all worked well. I will try same other brand later, but those no brand CD-R didn't work before, so I think it should work with other brands too. I will see if those disc "fade" like my old ones or