IE 8 problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cat826237, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. cat826237

    cat826237 OSNN Addict

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    Since downloading and installing IE 8, I cannot get games to play in the D drive. It will install the game but won't play it, so the drive works. Tried several different games. Can play a music CD also. What do I need to do?
     
  2. cat826237

    cat826237 OSNN Addict

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    Is this in the wrong place on the forum? Been a while since I have had a problem needing your help.
     
  3. Xie

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    Is drive D your CD-ROM or is it another HD? Also do you have all Windows Updates? I know Windows is wonky but not sure how installing a browser would keep games from launching. Also do you get any errors when the games fail to launch?
     
  4. cat826237

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    Yes it is the CD drive. Updates usually are automatic but will check. No error messages, just wont start the games. THANKS
     
  5. American Zombie

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    Tried removing the drive through device manager then letting windows re-detect it?
     
  6. cat826237

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    Have not done that. The drive works as I uninstalled the game and reinstalled it using the D drive.

    EDIT Uninstalled and reinstalled the D drive. No help.
     
  7. Johnny

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    There might be something with the install of IE 8 that is causing it. Try selecting allow active content to run from cd on my computer once and see what it does.

    You can find that in internet options, advanced tab - It will be at the bottom under security.
     
  8. cat826237

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    Tried that, still not working.
     
  9. Johnny

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    Then I would take IE8 out then try to reinstall it.
     
  10. cat826237

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    Yep, that was the first thing I did. Even tried to restore and go back to which ever IE that I had but that also didn't work. Tried Firefox and still wouldn't work.
     
  11. American Zombie

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    When you say "start games" are you referring to autorun?
     
  12. Xie

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    What game (or games) are not working? I couldn't imagine IE effecting anything but online games that used IE's rendering engine to display stuff ... but even that seems odd. Also did you install anything else around the same time as IE?
     
  13. cat826237

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    Autorun won't work nor will the click on the D drive symbol in "my computer". Three games that used to work are Age of Empires II and III. Also one of the kids games, Bob the Builder.
    Problem showed right after IE8 install. Can't think of anything else. Kids use the computer but under watchful eye, but not exactly looking over there shoulder all time.
     
  14. cat826237

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    Seems to have hit the wall on this. What if I reinstall Windows home? Can I keep programs, pictures and what not odds and ends if I do this?
     
  15. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Have you tried to enable autorun?

    If not sure how to do this in My Computer then go to:

    Windows XP Fixes, Tips and Tweaks

    Scroll down to Frequently used Tips & fixes for Windows XP

    Click on XP Enable CD AutoPlay