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Windows 7: Shockwave games wont run on Windows 7 Ultimate

26 Jul 2011   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

haha, great job xD you only sent me into mild panic!

but panic is healthy! after so long with no issues ive let a few files sit too long on the HD before moving to them to my external HD. getting careless is bad, especially with the long string of bad luck ive had with this laptop...

Vista was so... horrible that before moving to 7 ive had several crashes and blue screens. i had Vista set to automatically updating stuff and something about Vista Service Pack 2 just obliterated everything. how come crashes always happen when youre in the middle of something very important thats due in a few days xD finally getting new RAM and getting Windows 7 was a highly anticipated move. but the Vista crash left my system so ruined that getting it to boot required a lot of work... it took 3 other computers to download, and make a boot disc that would work. THEN my laptop overheated and crashed during the Windows 7 install... needless to say my machines had a few rough patches. it ran fairly smoothly afterward though. just to be on the safe side ive been saving everything to an EHD since destruction was inevitable from such an unstable beginning. this laptop is about 5 years old and only a few months with Windows 7.

so as much as you may have been overexaggerating, it wouldnt be a surprise for me to see everything i knew and loved totally gone in the blink of an eye xD

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26 Jul 2011   #32

Ubuntu 12.10

Ok... So you ready to re-install Windows 7?

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31 Jul 2011   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

hello again everyone!!!

sorry, its been a rather busy week! anyway, i just wanted to follow up with my recent findings... which is nothing im sorry to say. completely erased the laptop HD and did a clean reinstall of 7 (didnt overheat or crash this time, thank god!) and still no dice on the games.

school starts in a week and i just got a job, so unless anyone has any other ideas or suggestions, i may not be around very much to try anything new myself. like i said, if i find something that works ill report back here. i just thought id let everyone know that i didnt just disappear xD

thanks again for everyones help! maybe my next problem will be easier to figure out xD
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01 Aug 2011   #34

Ubuntu 12.10

What did you clean re-install Windows 7 from?

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03 Aug 2011   #35

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It sounds like you reformatted from disk. (used a Windows 7 disk and put backed-up data back on after adding RAM, or something close to that)

Just an idea, here, as that's something I use, too, Shockwave games, and have had some 7 hiccups myself, have you tried launching the Shockwave standalone installer (not the one off of the download manager?) You can save it, right-click and "unblock" the content; then run as Administrator to install.

Prior to doing that, you can go to your start menu under Accessories, right-click on CMD or Command Prompt and run that as Administrator. Type "cd.." with no quotes, means clear-directory, and hit enter, repeat until you see:

Then enter:

"sfc /scannow"

There's one space. This has to be done as Administrator. Don't run other apps other than Antivirus/spyware, etc., and be sure to have ReadyBoost if you take advantage of that, and wait it out.

If you've got a "pending restart," you will need to restart before doing the System File Checker (SFC.)

If you get anything other than "System File CHecker did not find any..." message, than follow the file path where the "CBS" log is located. NOTE: It can take a long time to open. That could be analyzed, much later, if you keep restarting and the checker returns continuous errors (or logs.)

Your Event Viewer, also, is something to see.
1.) Start / (start search)
2.) Type Event Viewer (just like that)
3.) Open it; (mmc.exe is the path)
4.) Filter the logs by Windows / Application
5.) Click the top of the bar where there are iconized "System," "Error," "Info," "Warning," boxes. Look for the red, hard errors. Those will help.

So, if you reinstall Shockwave from the standalone installer (after doing an advanced uninstall, through one that'll sweep files, folders, temp files, registry, etc., uninvasively, like Revo Uninstaller Pro 2.5.3,) as administrator after unblocking it (see above,) and make sure WIndows doesn't have integriry violations, then make doubly sure to do all types of antivirual scans with the standard applications (like Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware.)

Shockwave Support Ticket System is VERY slow. If you start a thread with them, make sure to keep a full history, as they sometimes like to just reply with no history... Also, make sure you make it about technical support (not trouble shooting.)

I hope this comes of some help.
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