Re-installing problems on XP - help!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Tw@, May 5, 2002.

  1. Tw@

    Tw@ Guest

    Im having a problem with older games on XP.
    I am able to install them on to the system alright and they appear to run properly (apart from Alien Versus Predator, which I couldnt get to run properly for the life of me) but when I try to load them up later by inserting the game disc, instead of firing up on autoplay it attempts to install the game again. It doesnt appear to recognise that the game has previously been installed.

    This doesnt happen with all games and especially not newer games (post XP) but it does occur enough to seem like a genuine XP bug, does anyone else have this problem and is their a fix for it?
     
  2. Tw@

    Tw@ Guest

    No, Im running XP Home only. It was a clean factory install.

    The games install properly (except Alien V Predator) and run. They just dont recognise that they were previously installed if I insert the disc a few days later. Its been like that since I bought the machine and it isnt so much a problem as more of an annoyance. I can exit out of the set-up program and start the game from the start menu after Ive inserted the Disc.

    I thought more people would have had this problem also though.
     
  3. telboy72

    telboy72 Guest


    How do you dual boot????
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I'm using boot magic not the one that comes with xp. WinME is fat32. XP is NTFS. Another partition is fat32.
     
  5. telboy72

    telboy72 Guest

    hey hipster i really am computer illeterate and i wonder if you could guide me through the steps i need to do
    contact me on sillybollocks72@hotmail.com
     
  6. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Look on the xp-erience tweaks and guides section.. theres plenty of info there.
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Let me know in here if you still need help. I'll try & get back tomorrow.
    I just had a very wierd thing happen. When I clicked on your email address I got a message saying that something was not compatible. Then IE windows were trying to open everywhere. Then I ctrl + alt + del & lose everything on the screen. Shortcuts, start menu, task bar, it's all gone except the office toolbar. I had to create a shortcut through there to IE & here I am. Stupid Computers. AAAHHHHGGGGG
    Anyway if you still need help I'll look in here.