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Games Explorer link does not work in Windows 7 or Vista.

To open the Windows Vista games folder, you'd normally click on the Games Explorer link in the Start Menu.
You have to ensure that it appears there in the first place.
If it doesnt appear, Click Start > Rt Click > Properties > Start Menu tab > Customize > Select Games > Display as a link or Display as a menu > OK > Apply > OK
Incidentally, if you type Shell:Games in Vista's start menu search bar and hit enter, then too the games folder will open.
google_protectAndRun("ads_core.google_render_ad", google_handleError, google_render_ad); But if the Games Explorer folder does not open in your Windows Vista, here is what you may try.
Type cmd in Vista's start menu. When cmd appears as a result, rt click on it and select Run as administrator.
In the elevated command prompt, type
regsvr32.exe gameux.dll and hit Enter. This will re-register the ganeux dll file.
It should help.

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Can't install "message in a


I found a possible solution for this problem with another older Nancy Drew Game; I would try this solution and see if it helps with your problems.

The game is too old to run on Vista (assuming that's what you have) but it's easy to fix.

Just do this:
•First, uninstall the game.

•Next, reinstall the game--but don't do AutoPlay. Instead, go into my computer, right-click on the game's icon, and choose "explore".

•You need to then find the "setup" icon, and choose "properties". There's more than one "setup" icon, but only one that allows you to choose "properties".

•After that, go to the compatibility tab, and check the box that says something like "make compatible for"...choose XP, or ME/2000 if you want to play it safe.

•Exit out of the My Computer screen (though in Vista, it's just called Computer). On the start menu, open up your **Documents** window.

•Create a new folder and name in Message in a Haunted Mansion, or something you will, without a doubt, remember.

•Go back to Computer, double click on "setup" and start installing.

•Install as normal, but when you get to the part where you save the game, it's very important that you save it in the documents folder you created. Otherwise, it won't automatically create a folder for itself, and problems occur.
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Here is the link to the solution I found:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AkRXosX54.vFNS0wRZSOqLjty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20091127101804AAIwP95

Jan 01, 2011 | Her Interactive Nancy Drew: Message in a...

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I have windows 7. When i try to play Nancy Drew: Danger by design a box pops up requesting i insert disc 1. There is only one disc! It seems to work ok on windows xp. Ca you suggest anything to make it work?


From the Nancy Drew web site:

Windows Vista/7 Support Installing older games (#1-13) with Windows Vista/7.
While our older games are not completely Windows Vista/7 compliant (notably games #1-13), there is a workaround which has been successful for most players. Please take the following steps to manually install.
If you had previously installed, uninstall the game and then delete all remaining game file folders from your computer, including emptying them out of your Recycle Bin. These files may be in one of the following locations:
C:\Nancy Drew\
C:\Program Files\Nancy Drew\
In your Documents folder: C:\Users\Username\Documents\
Once this is done, make sure you're logged on as an Administrator for your computer and manually install by taking the following steps:
1. Go to your "Documents" folder and create a new folder. Rename the folder with the title of the game.
2. Insert game Disk 1 in your disk drive and open "Computer" from the "Start" menu.
3. Double-click on your CD-Rom/DVD drive, look for a Setup or Setup Launcher Installshield file. Double-click this file to start the installation process.
4. When install asks what directory you want your game to install to, click "Browse".
5. Navigate to the game folder you created by selecting "C:" drive, then "Users" (or User name), then "Documents", then select the game folder.
6. Continue forward with the installation process, when asked if you want to install DirectX, check "No, I will install myself".
7. Upon completion, uncheck the "Play Now" box, click finish and exit setup.
For game titles #1-5, follow these three additional steps:
1. Right-click the game icon that is now on your desktop, select "Properties".
2. Under "Properties", click on the "Compatibility" tab.
3. Check the "Run in Compatibility Mode" box and then select "Windows 98/Me" from the drop-down menu.
You should now be able to open and play the game. If you installed an older version of DirectX with the game, please go to Microsoft's Download Center to download and install the latest version of DirectX for your version of Windows.

Aug 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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when i turn on my zune it just continues to restart. it showed a code 5 error message. What is it and can i fix it


you receive the message when A Windows Digital Rights Management component is corrupt.
Things to try
  1. Reset the DRM system on the computer. Warning This procedure affects all media files on the computer that use Windows Media DRM technology. The effect of this procedure is not limited to media files that you obtained from the Zune Marketplace. If you follow this procedure, content licenses for all protected media files on the hard disk are deleted. Other providers, such as, Napster, MSN Music, and Wal-Mart, use different mechanisms for restoring licenses. If you have content from other providers, examine the appropriate license restoration policies before you continue.To reset the DRM system on the computer, follow these steps:
    1. Verify that the Show hidden files and folders option is turned on. To do this, follow these steps:

      Windows 7 or Windows Vista
      1. Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, type userinit.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
      2. Click Organize, and then click Folder and Search Options.
      3. Click the View tab.
      4. Click Advanced Settings.
      5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
      Windows XP
      1. Start Windows Explorer. To do this, click Start, click Run, type userinit.exe, and then click OK.
      2. Click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
      3. Click the View tab.
      4. Click Advanced Settings.
      5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
    2. Locate the DRM folder on the computer. Typically, the DRM folder is located in the following location. Note In these paths, drive represents the drive on which Windows is installed.Windows 7 or Windows Vista
      • Windows 7 or Windows Vista x86-based versions
        drive:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM
      • Windows 7 or Windows Vista x64-based versions
        drive:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DRM
      Windows XP
      • drive:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
      Note If you have upgraded from Windows 98 or from Window ME to Windows XP, the DRM folders may be located in C:\Windows\DRM.DRM folders can be located in various locations in different versions of Windows. You can also locate the DRM data path in the registry. DRM data is located in the following section of the registry:
      • x86-based versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM
      • x64-based versions of Windows 7 or Windows Vista: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DRM
      To locate the DRM path in the registry, follow these steps:
      1. Start Registry Editor.
          Windows XP
          • Click Start, click Run, type Regedit, and then click OK.

        • Windows 7 or Windows Vista
          1. Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this image vistastartbutton.jpg, type run in the Start Search box, and then click Run under Programs.
          2. Type regedit.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
            Collapse this imageExpand this image securityshield.jpgIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
      2. Look for the applicable folder based on the version of Windows that you are using.
    3. Rename the DRM folder to DRMbackup.
      1. Right-click the DRM folder, and then click Rename.
      2. Type DRMbackup, and then press ENTER.
      3. Close Windows Explorer.

        If you receive an “Access denied” error message when you try to rename your DRM folder, start the computer in safe mode and log in as the computer administrator. To do this, follow these steps:
        1. Restart the computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured to start multiple operating systems, press the F8 key when the Boot menu appears.
        2. Select the safe mode option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.

          The Boot menu appears again and the words "Safe Mode" appears in blue at the bottom of the screen.
    4. Reset the DRM security component. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then follow the steps to upgrade the DRM security component: http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink?LinkID=34506 (http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink?LinkID=34506)

      Note When you access this site through Internet Explorer on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive a "user account control" popup message that requires that you enter the administrator password to continue. Note If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows Vista x64 and the Upgrade button on the site listed earlier in this step appears dimmed, you will have to start Internet Explorer by using an account on the computer that has Administrative privileges in order to continue.
    5. Sign in to the Zune Marketplace. Then try to play a song to verify that the issue has been resolved.
    6. Restore the setting of the Hidden files and folders option. To do this, follow these steps:

Oct 31, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Vista Game Explorer does not open.



http://www.vistax64.com/attachments/tutorials/6512d1221291590-game-shortcut-links-games-explorer-do-not-work-shortcut_lnk_fix.reg

1. download the Shortcut_lnk_Fix.reg file.
2. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.
3. Right click on the .reg file (on Desktop) and click on Merge.
4. Click on the Run button for Security Warning pop-up.
5. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.
6. Logoff and logon, or restart the Computer to apply the changes.
7. When done, you can delete the .reg file (on Desktop) if you like.
OR


1. Open the Start Menu.
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.
3. Click the Continue button for the UAC prompt.
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
NOTE: The first letter of lnkfile is a L.

6514d1221292733-game-shortcut-links-games-explorer-do-not-work-reg1.jpg

5. In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and String Value. (See screenshot above)
6. Type IsShortcut and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

6513d1221292727-game-shortcut-links-games-explorer-do-not-work-reg.jpg

7. Close regedit.
8. Logoff and logon, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

~~~~~~~~~
Cyber Kaka
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Nov 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Vista error for games


Mike,
I read that there is a patch, but like you i couldnt find it.
Here are some tips from Sierra,. I dont know if you had seen these or not.
Also you didnt say what video card you run.

If you are encountering errors, during your F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate installation process, please use the following methods in the order that they appear.

1. Make sure there are no smudges, scratches or other residue on the game DVD. If you see any smudges, try cleaning with damp soft lint free cloth (like an old T-shirt) from the inside edge to the outside edge in straight lines.

Note: Try the game installation on another pc system (if available), to determine if the disc is bad or damaged. If same issue occurs on another computer, you may need to replace the game disc.
For information regarding disk replacement, please go back to our main support page at: http://sierra.com/en/home/support/sierra_support.html

2. Try you game Installation from a secondary DVD or DVD-RW drive if available.

3. We advise you to have Administrator privileges to properly install and run games on your Windows OS.
If you have administrator rights, and wish to give a user administrator rights, you can do this in the Users option of your Windows Control Panel.

4. Temporarily disable programs from running at system start-up, which in some cases could prevent game installation.
Use the Selective Startup option in MSCONFIG.
Go to your Start then select Run(if you don't see Run, Hold down the Windows key, and then press the R key on your keyboard to invoke the Run dialog box) In the Open: box type: msconfig and then press the Enter key.
When the menu appears, click on the General tab, if it is not already at the front. Under Startup Selection, select Selective Startup, and uncheck the selection Load Startup Items.
Click on Apply and then Ok/Close, and restart the system to retry the installation.

5. Locate and delete a file IsProBE.tlb from Runtime folder located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Professional

You can find the file by going to your My Computer icon
-Open local drive C and then Program Files
-Go into InstallShield folder then open the folder Professional and delete IsProBE.tlb then re-run the installation again

6. Check you system's manufacturer web site and see if they have any firmware driver updates for you DVD or DVD-RW drives.

7. Ensure that you have cleaned out your temporary directories. To do this, double click on My Computer, with the Right Mouse Button click on the appropriate hard drive and click on Properties with the Left Mouse Button. Click on the Disk Cleanup button ensure temporary files are checked and proceed to clean up these files.

8. Try ‘copy the contents’ method below.
Copy all DVD contents of the game into a folder on your hard drive and run the installation from that location (If you receive an overwrite prompt select Yes to all).
Note that you will need about 8 GB plus free space on the hard drive to apply this option.

See below for instructions.

-Quit all programs that are running.
-Right-click in empty are on the desktop then point to New, and then click Folder.
-Name the folder, and then press ENTER.
-Double-click on the folder that you just created.
-From the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
-Click the View tab. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.
-Insert game DVD into your drive. Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard to prevent the program from starting automatically.
-Open My Computer, then right Click on game icon and left click on Open.
-Go to Edit menu at the top and click on Select All.
-Now, go to Edit again and click on Copy.
-Next step is to open the folder you created on the desktop, go to Edit menu, and then click Paste.
-This will copy the contents of the disc into the folder.

Please be patent since this may take some time. After all game contents been copied into the folder, double-click Setup.exe and then follow the on-screen instructions to install your game.

9. Ensure that your hard drive is not fragmented. To defrag your hard drive, click on START, go to PROGRAMS, go to ACCESSORIES, go to SYSTEM TOOLS, and select DISK DEFRAGMENTER, select the appropriate drive and click DEFRAGMENT. Please be aware that this process, depending on the size of the drive, may take up to and over an hour to complete.


Here are the requirements for F.E.A.R.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIRED

• Windows(R) XP, x64 or 2000 with latest service pack installed or Windows Vista(TM)
• DirectX(R) 9.0c (December 2006 Edition – included) or higher
• Pentium(R) 4, 1.7 GHz or equivalent processor (2.2 GHz for Windows Vista(TM))
• 512 MB of RAM or more (1 GB for Windows Vista(TM))
• 64 MB GeForce(R) 4 Ti or Radeon(R) 9000 video card (GeForce(R) 6600 or Radeon(R) 9800 video card or equivalent for Windows Vista(TM))
• 8 GB free Hard Drive Space for installation
• Additional hard drive space needed for a swap file and saved game files
• DVD-ROM drive
• 16-bit DirectX(R) 9.0-compliant sound card with support for EAX(TM) 2.0
• Broadband or LAN Connection for Multiplayer games
• Mouse
• Keyboard

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARD CHIPSETS WITH LATEST DRIVER VERSION INFO:

ATI(R)

Radeon(R) 9000* Series
Radeon(R) 9500* Series
Radeon(R) 9600* Series
Radeon(R) 9700* Series
Radeon(R) 9800 Series
Radeon(R) X600 Series
Radeon(R) X700 Series
Radeon(R) X800 Series
Radeon(R) X850 Series
Radeon(R) X1300 Series
Radeon(R) X1600 Series
Radeon(R) X1800 Series
Radeon(R) X1900 Series
Radeon(R) X1950 Series
Radeon(R) 2600 Series
Radeon(R) 2900** Series

* Not supported while using Windows Vista(TM).
Also, the Radeon® 9000 is not supported if using an AMD® processor.
** Not supported while using Windows(R) 2000.

Catalyst(TM) Drivers 6.2 (Windows(R) 2000)
Catalyst(TM) Drivers 6.11 (Windows(R) XP) or 6.2 (Windows(R) 2000) – ATI Radeon 9250 Series and below
Catalyst(TM) Drivers 7.8 (Windows(R) XP and Windows Vista(TM)) – ATI Radeon 9500 Series and above

NVIDIA(R)

GeForce(R) 4 Ti Series
GeForce(R) FX 5900* Series
GeForce(R) 6600 Series
GeForce(R) 6800 Series
GeForce(R) 7800 Series
GeForce(R) 7900 Series
GeForce(R) 8400 Series
GeForce(R) 8500 Series
GeForce(R) 8600 Series
GeForce(R) 8800 Series

*Not supported while using Windows Vista(TM)

Tested with:
ForceWare(TM) Drivers 93.71 (Windows(R) 2000/XP) – NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti Series (not supported on Windows Vista(TM))
ForceWare(TM) Drivers 96.85 (Windows Vista(TM)) or 162.18 (Windows(R) 2000/XP) – NVIDIA FX Series
ForceWare(TM) Drivers 162.18 (Windows(R) 2000/XP) or 162.22 (Windows Vista(TM)) – NVIDIA GeForce 6600 Series and above

Latest Drivers:
NVIDIA Vista: 163.69
NVIDIA XP: 163.71
ATI: Catalyst 7.9

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that is
not listed here may result in reduced performance, graphical anomalies,
or both.
Please let me know if these work for you,
Thanks

Dec 15, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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