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exploding CD

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:24 pm

Hiyall,

Just seen, for the first time, a self-destructing CDrom!

A Brand new Windows XP SP2 OEM CD exploded into fragments, trashing the CDWriter it was being installed from!

Is this a new sinister way of ensuring that you only install it once?
Or does it only happen when it detects Linux?

I have heard of this before, but never believed it until now.

:shock:

Maybe this will spread to Linux, and we will have downloadable playonce ISOs :)
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RE: exploding CD

Postby Lejon » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:51 pm

Maby it was the Computers way of telling it dose not want windows ;)
It sacrificed a limb for it, so it must dislike MS Windows bad :P
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RE: exploding CD

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RE: exploding CD

Postby AJB2K3 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:30 pm

My m8 had a hd explode in his drive, and i had to dissamle the drive to get the bit out.
Lucky though the drive servived.
It wasnt xp it was a genuine tomb rader disk.
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RE: exploding CD

Postby photobod » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:52 pm

I also know soemone who had a CD explode in a drive, wrecking i t totally.
I think it was a game CD of some sort but don't know what.
My impression is that this can happen if the CD has been stressed a lot around the hole. Be careful when removing CDs from their cases!
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Re: RE: exploding CD

Postby MartyBartfast » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:35 am

photobod wrote:... stressed a lot around the hole....


Makes me eye's water just thinking about it :shock: :oops:
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RE: Re: RE: exploding CD

Postby nelz » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:46 am

Please, can we try to maintain some standards when posting here. There's no need for what you just posted MartyBartfast...

















There should be no apostrophe in "eyes" :D
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RE: Re: RE: exploding CD

Postby MartyBartfast » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:26 pm

Sorry, I'll get me coat.
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RE: Re: RE: exploding CD

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:11 pm

I think it is more likely if the hole is offcentre, this was a brand new CD, only used once.
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