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Thread: Game Cannot launch in Win Xp




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    Hi, My Nr2003 Game Does not launch. The game cd Spins up,the hour glass appears, then nothing. help plz

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    Just a few simple suggestions that you may have already tried:
    I'm assuming that other programs still work with the autorun feature?
    Were you able to install the game? If so try uninstalling and reinstalling it.
    Have you installed the latest drivers for your hardware (video card , sound, card, etc)?
    Go to the websites that deal directly with your game and see if there are known issuses with it and what patches/workarounds others are using.
    You may be able to open the install file by clicking directly on the file itself instead of letting autorun do it for you. (open "my computer" then open the nr2003 cd and look for a setup or .exe file that will either install or run the game).
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    Other games work fine, installs work fine just NR2003 doesn't want to work....in either the CD drive or the CDRW drive. No other problems with any other games.

    I've tried the techies over at the game makers forum and the tech support to no avail....someone referred me to here....

    Win XP Home is completely updated, same video drivers as before when the game worked, same audio drivers....even tried disabling the audio card.

    Tried deleting the InstallShield folder and emptied all temp folders, ran clean on 3 different virus checkers....

    Uninstalled the CD drive from System Properties and let it get found....

    Still nothing....

    Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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    I noticed something about a virus scanner in there? When your installing games, or anything for that matter, you should always disable any auto-protect feature of your virus scanner. Just make sure you know what your installing. Leaving it enabled can sometimes screw up the install somehow.

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    I've tried it both ways and still the same results I did get an error message on one of the install attempts....attached pic.

    I uninstalled it and cleaned the registry and have since reinstalled it without getting any errors....I don't see anything in the System Events either

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    If you both have the same problem i would reccomend looking at thier website. But it looks like ya may have a memory leak of some kind.

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    you seem to have done almost everything that i could have recommended.

    you can look at these two articles as they deal with this problem.
    Install Shield Knowledge Base Article
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    Thanks for all the help!! Unfortunately nothing has worked, from BIOS updates to trying Alcohol120....maybe it's the CD:(

    Going to try a format and see if that fixes it....

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