Windows 8 computer cant find disk

ok so for some reason my computer cant find this game when i try to play it. its Command&Conquer The First Decade. i HAVE played it on the my computer before so its not that it cant run it and when i look for it under the computer folder it shows up so im pretty sure the computer know the disk is in there, yet it wont when i try to play it, it says Cannot locate the DVD-ROM. does any one have a fix for this. i tried reinstalling it but that didnt work either. can anyone help?


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It's a pretty old game have you tried running it in compatibility mode?


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Becuse you copied the install folder onto your system and installed it from there then the path will lead back to that folder instead of to the disc drive. I remember there was an issue with it and as far as I know the unofficial patch solved it… at least on my old windows xp game rig but it’s been some time since I have fired that sucker up.

The patch lives here:

Perhaps a simple query, but any scratches on the disc that might not have been there before?

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