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Windows 7: NFS Most Wanted "Cannot locate CD-ROM"

12 Oct 2012   #1
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 
NFS Most Wanted "Cannot locate CD-ROM"

Hey all,

I've got Need for Speed Most Wanted:Black Edition for PC. I tried installing it on my new PC build, and it installed successfully.

But, I cannot start the game. When I start the game, I get an error message:
"Cannot locate CD-ROM"

Yes, I do have the correct CD in the drive. I've even tried making an image of it and mounting the image with Daemon Tools, still no change.

Other things I have tried are running speed.exe in XP Compatibility Mode and with Administrative rights. Is there a patch or something I need to install? I can't find a solution anywhere .

Here is a screenshot of the message:



Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it !


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12 Oct 2012   #2
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I don't know if they ever really did a patch for the "Black Edition", but the latest patch of the game is 1.3.

How clean is the CD? Is it scratched up?
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12 Oct 2012   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

did you buy that CD? Or is a copy of original?
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12 Oct 2012   #4
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

If it's a copied CD, it's not going to work.
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12 Oct 2012   #5
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

It's an original CD, I got it a couple years ago (yes, legally). And yeah, it's really scratched up, lol.

BTW thanks for the quick replies .
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12 Oct 2012   #6
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Could it be the scratched CD? I thought it would be something else since I got it installed.
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12 Oct 2012   #7
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McDougal View Post
Hey all,

I've got Need for Speed Most Wanted:Black Edition for PC. I tried installing it on my new PC build, and it installed successfully.

But, I cannot start the game. When I start the game, I get an error message:
"Cannot locate CD-ROM"

Yes, I do have the correct CD in the drive. I've even tried making an image of it and mounting the image with Daemon Tools, still no change.

Other things I have tried are running speed.exe in XP Compatibility Mode and with Administrative rights. Is there a patch or something I need to install? I can't find a solution anywhere .

Here is a screenshot of the message:



Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it !
Hello ;

Try using any other mounting software , maybe PowerIso .

Here's the link try the free version - PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive, DAA File

The tutorial for mounting Cd image on PowerIso - How to use PowerISO as ISO Mounter?

Hope this works for you.
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13 Oct 2012   #8
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Thanks alikhan for the reply. I tried the software and still got the same message.

Could the game be looking for the wrong drive letter? Or maybe I didn't copy the disc correctly?
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13 Oct 2012   #9
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

It sounds as if the game's not recognizing the cd, or it's looking in the wrong location. Or maybe the game doesn't detect the cd-rom or mounting software. Odd.
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13 Oct 2012   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

CD/DVD is protected by safedisc 4!!
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