The game requires Windows XP SP2, or Vista..So that should not be the problem.
First install the latest version of Direct X which you can download FREE HERE.
Below is a small summary of what may be causing your installation problems.
This seems to be a problem some users are having.It seems to be either software related (other software
not the actual software on the FSX disc itself), or hardware related (DVD drive
not reading the disc properly).
To try solve this issue, follow these steps in
order. If the problem is solved after step 1 (for example) you do not need to
follow the instructions following that step. if not solved, move to the next
step in the chain.
1. Some DVD readers can take up to 2 minutes to
detect disc #2 (for reasons unknown). If the disc appears not to be detecting,
just leave the computer for a few minutes and come back and check. Some users
have reported that the disc #2 finally detects and installs correctly several
minutes after inserting the DVD into the drive.
2. Manually browse the Disc #2 file contents in
either Windows Explorer, or by accessing the DVD through the "My Computer"
option and check the files on Disc#2 are actually different to those on Disc #1.
3. If you have the hard drive space available,
copy the contents of both DVDs to a temporary folder on your hard drive, and
install the product from the hard drive copies.
4. Read this Microsoft Tech article and follow
After trying the above suggestions, please post back with the status of your problem and any new info so I can be of further help.
Thank you for choosing Fixya!