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Error message says sound decompression software not installed

My sister gave me this nice looking program "DK Birds" in the Eyewitness Virtual Rality Series, copywrite 1996, in its original package. The back cover says it will run under XP, which I have on my HP Pravilon of 4 years of age, but I get an error message saying "The sound decompression software has not been installed properly. Pleas run Setup and try again. This program will now terminate." I have tried that several times. I looked at the ReadMe file but it talks only about earlier versions of Windows.

When I close that error message I get a second error message that says "BIRD caused a General Protection Fault in modual BIRD.EXE at 0007:05ED."


Can I download a working verison of BIRD.EXE?

Thank you for your kind attention.

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    same problem but with eart quest from the same series.

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This is the solution my friends...loaddown patch from:http://www.gspsupport.co.uk/media/patches/XPUpdate.exe
I should charge for this...well...today I'm mr. nice guy...enjoy it

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I have these programs from DK company and you can only run these programs under win XP without pack you must use from frist edition of XP

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