Installed game - disc still spins!?

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#1 Posted by L (1761 posts) -

It's still spinning as if I didn't install it. I know I did. I have deleted the install and am re-installing right now to see if it was just some weird glitch.

Anyone else have this issue with the disc still spinning despite installing the game?

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#2 Posted by rmanthorp (4632 posts) -

Mine does not spin, sorry man. :<

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#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12628 posts) -

How much was it spinning? The games usually spin a bit when you first start it up to verify that you have the disc. But I'll assume it's more than that

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#4 Posted by 234r2we232 (3175 posts) -

I noticed this too! I'm not sure what it's doing and I didn't reinstall anything, but it does stop after a minute or so and behave as expected.

Maybe it's to do with new Xbox anti-piracy stuff?

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#5 Posted by pweidman (2845 posts) -

@sofacitysweetheart said:

I noticed this too! I'm not sure what it's doing and I didn't reinstall anything, but it does stop after a minute or so and behave as expected.

Maybe it's to do with new Xbox anti-piracy stuff?

Yes, several minutes only, and yes it's MS's new security software that's on Gears 3 that's causing it supposedly.

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#6 Posted by zombie2011 (5585 posts) -

Yeah mine spins for a couple minutes, but then it stops just leave it be it works fine.

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#7 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

I always thought that the spinning never ceased ..... not that I have proved it when I play I no longer mind the xbox

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#8 Posted by NTM (11647 posts) -

@L: Yeah, you just have to wait it out. It'll stop after a while. It just stopped spinning when I was going through the menus and thought it was a bit awkward. So yeah, just wait it out and don't worry about it if you still haven't figured it out.

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#9 Edited by Vonocourt (2196 posts) -

Noticed this happened with my@pweidman said:

@sofacitysweetheart said:

I noticed this too! I'm not sure what it's doing and I didn't reinstall anything, but it does stop after a minute or so and behave as expected.

Maybe it's to do with new Xbox anti-piracy stuff?

Yes, several minutes only, and yes it's MS's new security software that's on Gears 3 that's causing it supposedly.

That would make sense cause the same thing would happen when I installed my Halo: Reach Xbox test disc for the the new disc formatting.

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#10 Posted by Demoskinos (17457 posts) -

@sofacitysweetheart said:

I noticed this too! I'm not sure what it's doing and I didn't reinstall anything, but it does stop after a minute or so and behave as expected.

Maybe it's to do with new Xbox anti-piracy stuff?

Exactly what it is. I remember getting my copy of Halo Reach from MS for being in the Beta test for the new disc formats. Same thing happens with Halo Reach. The disc will spin for a few minutes after booting up then it quits and lets you play as normal.

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#11 Posted by MoonlightMoth (645 posts) -

I actually had this same issue with Alice: Madness Returns. Only the disc kept on spinning until I stopped playing. Very odd.

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#12 Posted by Jeffsekai (7161 posts) -

Have this happening too, spins for the first like 2mins of a mission (and boot up) then stops and doesn't start again.

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#13 Posted by alternate (2905 posts) -

@pweidman said:

@sofacitysweetheart said:

I noticed this too! I'm not sure what it's doing and I didn't reinstall anything, but it does stop after a minute or so and behave as expected.

Maybe it's to do with new Xbox anti-piracy stuff?

Yes, several minutes only, and yes it's MS's new security software that's on Gears 3 that's causing it supposedly.

any source for that? It uses the same XBG3 disc format as driver san fran, space marine and dead island - I don't hear of such problema with any of those.

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#14 Posted by lord_canti (1689 posts) -

what I've noticed is it seems to stop.when the first cutscene runns

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#15 Posted by waitwhat (260 posts) -

wait, the disc isn't supposed to spin for installed games?

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#16 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

@waitwhat said:

wait, the disc isn't supposed to spin for installed games?

No, its installed to the harddrive. You just need the disc in there for verification purposes.

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#17 Posted by L (1761 posts) -

It seems to stop spinning after a few minutes. Usually when I'm in matchmaking.

Once stopped, it doesn't spin up again.

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#18 Posted by DeanoXD (776 posts) -

@zombie2011 said:

Yeah mine spins for a couple minutes, but then it stops just leave it be it works fine.

same here, its been doing it from the beginning. but i haven't noticed any issues so all is good i guess.

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#19 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

@zombie2011 said:

Yeah mine spins for a couple minutes, but then it stops just leave it be it works fine.

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#20 Posted by toowalrus (13404 posts) -

@waitwhat said:

wait, the disc isn't supposed to spin for installed games?

Just, what the fuck is your avatar?

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#21 Posted by Slaker117 (4873 posts) -
@TooWalrus: I've always assumed it was a fucked up Ned Flanders.
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#22 Posted by toowalrus (13404 posts) -

@Slaker117 said:

@TooWalrus: I've always assumed it was a fucked up Ned Flanders.

That is what it looks like, but man it's just so shitty, and weird lookin' and fucked up.

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#23 Posted by Teran (876 posts) -

@EuanDewar said:

@waitwhat said:

wait, the disc isn't supposed to spin for installed games?

No, its installed to the harddrive. You just need the disc in there for verification purposes.

I don't know if it's the case for GoW3, but I believe most games that install don't install everything. The installation feature isn't really designed to allow you to go discless so much as improve performance by splitting the work load between the disc and hard drive. Typically things like cutscenes and other lesser functions are still reliant on the disc. If the disc drive starts spinning up, typically that means one of those functions has been accessed... though who knows if Microsoft is also using disc checks as a form of drm.

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