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Why can't I play a game I installed from a disc


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mrsleadfoot

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I bought a game called "cake mania". It also came with another game called "back to the bakery". I got them about a year ago. I have uninstalled them so I wouldn't be tempted to play them while taking college classes. Then I reinstalled them. I could play cake mania right after I reinstalled it. Now when I go back to it, it gives me an error message and will not let me play it. I can play back to the bakery after reinstalling it with no problems. Why can I play one and not the other?
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fortune82

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just a theory......put the disc in, then try to play it
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howdy...welcome to Geeks to go....from the "team" i offer our heart felt condolences for having to put up with your particular husband :)

i'd try what fortune suggested first (just wanted to get a rib in on your old man)
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What is the error message?
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This is an issue with Vista.
She had this issue after an update, and I get the same error on my machine.
I will buy the new version for her when I have a few extra $
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lol, nice to have a family on the site.....i think
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Has she tried running in compatibility mode?
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Yes, and also from the disc itself.
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What is the error message she is being given? Is the game not firing up at all or is it firing up and then crashing? Is UAC turned off?

Edited by Titan8990, 29 March 2008 - 01:15 PM.

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Here is the error message:
Exception: Access Violation (code 0xc0000005) at address 004D0CD0 in thread 10F8
Module: CakeMania_data.exe
Logical Address: 0001:000CFCD0

0012F770 004D0CD0 0001:000CFCD0 CakeMania_data.exe
Params: 0012F820 07492538 019A2B68 019A2530

StackWalk failed (error 299)

EAX:00000000 EBX:00000000 ECX:00563F14 EDX:00000001 ESI:0012F820 EDI:0058186F
EIP:004D0CD0 ESP:0012F738 EBP:0012F770
CS:001B SS:0023 DS:0023 ES:0023 FS:003B GS:0000
Flags:00010246

Windows Ver: NT 5.1 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
DDraw Ver: 6.0.6000.16386
DSound Ver: 6.0.6000.16386

Product: CakeMania
Version: 8.0
Time Loaded: 00:00:22
Fullscreen: Yes
Primary ThreadId: 10F8

The game starts to fire up and then crashes. UAC is turned on.

Edited by hfcgwife, 29 March 2008 - 02:54 PM.

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I came across this doing some research: http://www.bestvista...d-yxfnjkrs.html

I'm not sure if it is the full version of the game or not but it comes from a website called Best Vista Downloads. I would give it a shot. It might be a newer version that will be more compatible with Vista.
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