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New CD-RW problem

By NT Rookie ·
I have recently purchased a new system. On it I got a very new Liteon 52x24x52 CD-RW. The problem I am having is a game I bought (Nascar 2003) has CD security on it. Every time I execute the game, the CD starts to go, my monitor clicks as it changesresolution and then I reboot. I found a NO-CD crack on the net and when I use it, the game works great, except I can't play on Sierra's servers. Because the NO-CD works, I have eliminated the video card as being an issue. I have updated video drivers and CD firmware.
I'm at a loss as to what is happening and how to fix it.
After looking at the Sierra forum for NR2003, I'm not the only one with this issue!
My system is

Asus mobo w/ Intel P4 2.4G cpu 256M ddr
ATI Radeon 8500LE 128M
Win 2k
Pine Sound card
Liteon 52x24x52 CD-RW

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New CD-RW problem

by darts32 In reply to New CD-RW problem

Not sure why this is not happening with the NO-CD crack but there are known issues for your video card. Read below:

Taken from: http://tinyurl.com/6vj0

- ATI R8000 and R9000 series
Catalyst 3.0 or earlier drivers have both DirectX and OpenGLissues,
but the current beta driver has fixed all known DirectX issues and most of the
OpenGL issues. The next official Catalyst driver release should resolve the
remaining OpenGL issues. Additionally on 8500 cards the backfire effect may
appearto come from the center of the 3D car model instead of the driver's side
exhaust pipes.

Also min requirements posted were to have Direct X 9. Which can be downloaded here.


Personally I have never had any luck with any ATI video card.

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New CD-RW problem

by NT Rookie In reply to New CD-RW problem

After removing the system flag to reboot on error, I was able to get the error message (BSOD). I have software loaded on my machine called Client Access, which allows me to log into work. It seems a program called CWBRDR.SYS is controlling the file system and it doesn't understand what the code in the game wants and therefore crashes. I renamed this file and the game works perfectly. But renaming the file has caused some other minor issues. Other system programs that are trying to execute it, can't find the program. I've accepted the lesser of two evils for now.

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