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wyliecoyoteuk
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:24 pm    Post subject: exploding CD Reply with quote

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.

Shocked

Maybe this will spread to Linux, and we will have downloadable playonce ISOs Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: RE: exploding CD Reply with quote

Maby it was the Computers way of telling it dose not want windows Wink
It sacrificed a limb for it, so it must dislike MS Windows bad Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:45 am    Post subject: RE: exploding CD Reply with quote

See:

http://www.powerlabs.org/cdexplode.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: RE: exploding CD Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:52 pm    Post subject: RE: exploding CD Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: RE: exploding CD Reply with quote

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


Makes me eye's water just thinking about it Shocked Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:46 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: exploding CD Reply with quote

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" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: exploding CD Reply with quote

Sorry, I'll get me coat.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:11 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: exploding CD Reply with quote

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