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Game CD Gets Booted

I installed the soccer game EA Sports FIFA Football 2002 using my external CD-ROM drive, but that drive is now failing. I want to run the game from my DVD-ROM drive, but the system tells me that I have to put the CD in the correct drive. What can I do?

This problem is common to games that require the installation CD whenever you play. The game can work with the CD only if it's in the drive from which you performed the installation. Other than reinstalling the game from the other drive (which can cause you to lose your saved games and seasons), the best solution is to swap the drive letters for the two CD drives manually.

In Windows XP, go into the Control Panel, click on the Performance and Maintenance icon, select Administrative Tools, then launch the Computer Management applet. Select Disk Management from the Computer Management pane on the left, then find the CD drives in the graphical view on the right. Right-click on each drive in turn and select Change Drive Letter and Paths, giving the new drive the letter originally held by the game's installation drive.

Or go to Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc and follow the steps above.

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