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This is my other PC
it's pretty old was bought back in 2003
1 month ago system totally crushed - reason unknown possibly a virus possibly a system error - had to reinstall.
Since that time when I try to install any games on my pc , when start menu of a game stars and i click "install" the window just tells me to wait and freezes
so I can't instlal any games whatsoever , anyone knows what the problem might be?
thx in advance
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oh and it worked fine before the system crushed so...
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From your description I can not tell if the system other then games is working correctly.
Are the game disk original or burned?
When you said you reinstalled did you completely wipe the hard drive clean by taking out the partition and repartitioning the hard drive?
Then format and then fresh install?
Have you run any diagnostics on the Hard Drive, memory, File system or the Hard disk file format?
Let's start with the beginning and check the hard disk file format.

Go to
Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixes the problem
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