Installed game - disc still spins!?

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#1  Edited By L

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  Edited By rmanthorp  Moderator

Mine does not spin, sorry man. :<

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#3  Edited By MooseyMcMan

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  Edited By 234r2we232

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  Edited By pweidman

@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  Edited By zombie2011

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

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#7  Edited By Aetheldod

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  Edited By NTM

@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

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  Edited By Musubi

@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  Edited By MoonlightMoth

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  Edited By Jeffsekai

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  Edited By alternate

@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  Edited By lord_canti

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

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#15  Edited By waitwhat

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

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#16  Edited By EuanDewar

@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  Edited By L

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  Edited By deanoxd

@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  Edited By Afroman269

@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  Edited By toowalrus

@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  Edited By Slaker117
@TooWalrus: I've always assumed it was a fucked up Ned Flanders.
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#22  Edited By toowalrus

@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  Edited By Teran

@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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