Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Absolutely No Games Install Correctly. At all.

17 Jan 2010   #1
smiledammit24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Absolutely No Games Install Correctly. At all.

Alright, so the other Windows 7 forum has apparently collapsed so now I'm here. As far as I can tell I don't think anyone has solved this problem but I think a few other people are having it.

I cannot install a single one of my games onto my computer after a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. Not one. To illustrate this point as clearly as possible, here is what I've tried to install so far with no success: Red Alert 3, Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto 4, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left4Dead, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, Hitman: Bloodmoney, Fallout 3, Empire: Total War, Portal, and a few others.

The reaons for these errors eludes me. It's been everything from "corrupt files" to "data errors" to something about the "medium" being bad...unless a gremlin put all of my game CDs/DVDs into the microwave one night and then methodically put them all back, I sincerely doubt the games themselves are the problem. I've heard someone say something about the "HsMgr.exe" but I have no idea what that means.

I've tried running install in compatibility mode, I've tried running it as an administrator, I've tried extracting the contents of the discs onto my computer and running from there...nothing has worked. Not a single one of my games will install on this computer.

In short, can someone please help me out here?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Jan 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i've never seen this problem. is it just games?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #3
smiledammit24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't really know if it's just games. Google Chrome and iTunes installed seemingly without a hitch, but those were over the Internet. Then again, so is EVE:Online. I would like to test it with a CD/DVD but I don't have any "Windows 7" programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Jan 2010   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perhaps the problem is your optical drive? You have no programs on CD/DVD besides for games you can try?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #5
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

yeah check your optical drives and make sure you have the correct drivers installed for them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #6
smiledammit24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My device manager says it's up to date, but who knows? It's important to note that even games I download online won't install properly, so I doubt it's the DVD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #7
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd start out by checking the integrity of Windows: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smiledammit24 View Post
Alright, so the other Windows 7 forum has apparently collapsed so now I'm here. As far as I can tell I don't think anyone has solved this problem but I think a few other people are having it.

I cannot install a single one of my games onto my computer after a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. Not one. To illustrate this point as clearly as possible, here is what I've tried to install so far with no success: Red Alert 3, Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto 4, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left4Dead, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, Hitman: Bloodmoney, Fallout 3, Empire: Total War, Portal, and a few others.

The reaons for these errors eludes me. It's been everything from "corrupt files" to "data errors" to something about the "medium" being bad...unless a gremlin put all of my game CDs/DVDs into the microwave one night and then methodically put them all back, I sincerely doubt the games themselves are the problem. I've heard someone say something about the "HsMgr.exe" but I have no idea what that means.

I've tried running install in compatibility mode, I've tried running it as an administrator, I've tried extracting the contents of the discs onto my computer and running from there...nothing has worked. Not a single one of my games will install on this computer.

In short, can someone please help me out here?

Bad dvd player. try cleaning with canned air
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #9
smiledammit24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After running scannow in the elevated command prompt I got: "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files
but was unable to fix some of them." I'm gonna reboot to see what happens. I'll also see how the canned air works. Again I'm extremely skeptical at the idea that it's anything involving the DVD player or the discs themselves.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #10
Grimhowl

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Strange as it sounds, I'd run check disk on your hard drive. In one case at the shop where I work, we had a guy come in who was complaining of a similar problem (he couldn't install anything from a disc, though we hadn't tried downloaded software) and the issue was a cluster of bad sectors on the hard drive. Whenever he tried to install something, it would try to write to those sectors and then would bomb out.

We ended up having to replace the hard drive, but it fixed his problem.

Took us awhile to track that down, never seen that happen in that particular way before.

Just a thought.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Absolutely No Games Install Correctly. At all.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Games folder not showing correctly in Start Menu...
Hello! I have a weird problem with the folder called "Games" under programs in the start menu. It is NOT the Games Explorer link I'm having problems with. The Games folder consists of the following folders: %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Games (Roaming)...
General Discussion
GAMES wont's play correctly in windows 7 64bit
hi i install ghost recon, CSGO on my pc... but it says... the application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b).click ok to close the application. plz help me ......
Gaming
Just updated system games are not running correctly
Just updated my mobo, memory, and video card. MB MSI|970A-G46 AMD970 950 AM3+ R MEM 4Gx2|GSKILL F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR VGA GIGABYTE|GV-N660OC-2GD GTX660 R PSU = 630 W Bronze cert accurate to 87% EVERYTHING is updated to latest drivers as far as i know. Yet games are still not running well at...
Gaming
Win7 won't install onto SSD correctly
Hi, I purchased an OCZ Vertex 2 60 gb drive in the hope of running Win7 on it and using my existing drive as a data drive.I have disconnected my existing drive, set the SATA mode on the BIOS to use AHCI mode, connected the new SSD and started the Win7 install to the SSD. All appears to go well...
Hardware & Devices
Why won't some themes install correctly?
Why can't I get some themes to install correctly? I am doing the same for each installation but some wont work like this one: http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f87/Danfriday/Untitled-9.jpg
Customization
try to install win 7 correctly but it still goes wrong
i try over and over again but still facing a similar problem which is there are only one partition exist. i just want to know why this problem occurred..
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App