Cindy (cindyanne1) wrote,

What do you all think is the problem with this game installation?

My kids REALLY want to play the Sims 2 Castaways.  So, me being the obliging mom that I am, tried to install it on my Dell (which has become "their" computer) for them.  

The DVD drive in my Dell didn't appear to recognize the disc, because the auto-run didn't start and when I would actually browse the drive, it would say, "Please insert a disc into drive E:\"  

I figured it was the drive.

So, I bought a brand new external DVD drive and tried that.  It appeared to work... the installation went all the way to 98%, and then it came up with an error that said it couldn't copy some kind of troubleshooting file.  My only choices were to try again or cancel.  I tried again several times, but it didn't work.  So, I cancelled the installation, thinking I would try to install it again.

Now it won't recognize the disc AGAIN.  In the new DVD drive!

It's crazy.  I can't understand why it won't install on the damn computer.  It meets and exceeds all the specs... it's not that old!   

I would just download another copy from the freaking site except that computer has dial-up internet and I wouldn't even want to THINK about how long it would take!


Any ideas?  What's causing this?  Is this what that Secur-rom does?  If it doesn't like your computer or something it just "shuts down" the disc?  And if so, is there any way to revive the disc again?  


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