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I recently upgraded my 1997 Gateway 2000 PC To have 3 CD-ROM drives, and 1 DVD-ROM drive. Now after when I install a game in one of the drives, play it, and then take out the game CD, I put the game CD in a different drive. When I try to start the game I get an error that demands that I put the CD back in the drive I installed it in and play it in that drive! I tried installing another game in a different drive than the one I used first and I get the same error. I even upgraded the machine from it's original Windows 95 to Windows 98FE and I still have the problem. I might try testing for the error again by installing Windows 2000 on the PC, but it's low processing power and RAM size (Pentium MMX 200MHz, 64MB SDRAM) would not make Win2K a good choice for this retro gaming PC, So yeah I'm stuck with 9x! tongue.gif

The PC has the 430VX chipset and on one site it reads the chipset was known to be buggy and has disadvantages like "No independent device timing for IDE/ATA devices" and "Fewer PCI I/O buffers" Could this be part of the problem with my optical drives? and/or is there some sort of tweak in 9x to fix the problem? (like in Tweak UI)

Thanks to anyone who can help me get rid of this annoyance! wink.gif
Edited by computerdude92 - 6/20/13 at 1:28am
    
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The install location is saved in the registry as D:\ or G:\ or whatever the install drive letter is. When you insert the CD in F:\, the game doesn't find it because it's looking for it in G:\. It's not really a Windows-related issue, same things happens on Win7 for games that use the same mechanism for CD detections.
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