When I said drivers, I meant firmware... It seems like there are no firmware updates for this drive.
I tried cleaning the disc, and I ran the Microsoft utility, which fixed *something* but it does not appear to have fixed the issue I am experiencing with Myst V. For tonight I'll have to stop and see what I can do when I get back to it.
Is there much of a chance the game would install successfully with a new CD ROM drive? There are USB drives that are very, very cheap.
There's always a chance that EoA would install successfully with a new CD-ROM drive, USB or internal. I can't tell you how much of a chance, since that depends on the particular drive and your system. It's certainly worth a try, however.
The HP TS-H653R is a re-badged Samsung drive, and there's a firmware update available. Do you have a laptop half-height drive, or a desktop full-height?
Im not incredibly technical with computers, i've bought the Myst Collection as a teaching resource in the primary school as I have seen it used as a fantastic tool.
Anyway, the first one I have tried to install on my windows 7 laptop is Myst V. I had this error message when i tried to play the game after installing:
Exception type: Access violation
Call stack (14 levels):
I know you have dealt with this problem on the previous page, but I tried that way and still get the problem. I know its something im doing wrong. I downloaded the patch, copied the file Myst V End of Ages to C:\User\Default\AppData\Local.....tried to load the game and the same error appeared. What am I doing wrong? Its probably something simple, please try to make the soulution as basic as possible in Laymans terms haha
Thank you very much for giving someone like me the time of day.
HELP!!!! I installed it the default way, and it quit the installer before it installed the uninstaller. Therefore, I can't uninstall it to install it the way it works. Can I go to files an ddelete it or what?
After a failed EoA install, you must find and rename vpd.properties before trying again. So, search your hard drive(s) for vpd.properties, and rename the file to something like vpd_properties.txt. Then try re-installing EoA from the DVD.
If you can't re-install the game from the DVD, please start a new topic (aka "Discussion") in this Forum. State your problem and what you've done, with as much detail as possible.
To start a new topic:
-- a. While logged into your Forum account, click on the New tab at the top of any page, then click on Discussion in the resulting drop-down menu.
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-- c. Type a statement of your problem into the Message: box, plus as many details as possible - including but not limited to:
----- 1. What the problem is.
----- 2. The exact wording of any error messages you've gotten, plus anything else you can think of related to the problem.
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