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Age of Mythology loading problem!

 
 
Rolo
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      28th Dec 2007
My son just got Age of Mythology for Christmas. When we go to load it on PC
the computer starts to read it then after about 30 secs ejects it from the CD
tray. (no error message).
Age of Empires will load with no problems, so I guess not a fault with the
machine.
The disc will load to my laptop ok, so disc is ok.
Reading some threads it looks like it maybe the graphics card?
Strange that it keeps ejecting the disc though!
Can anyone help please?

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Jimmy S.
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      22nd Jan 2008
Hi Rolo,

Let's try some basic troubleshooting. If the problem still persists
please post back and we'll try some more steps. Good luck! :-)

1. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
blockers using this utility: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
or this method: http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php

You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

2. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com and then
install MS AntiSpyware from: www.microsoft.com/spyware to
remove any Spyware or Adware which could clog up your PC.

3. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
/ Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.

4. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Some games
require a patch: http://www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a

5. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
Checklist of Solutions at: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html

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Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
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Rolo Wrote:
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| My son just got Age of Mythology for Christmas. When we go to load it on PC
| the computer starts to read it then after about 30 secs ejects it from the CD
| tray. (no error message).
| Age of Empires will load with no problems, so I guess not a fault with the
| machine.
| The disc will load to my laptop ok, so disc is ok.
| Reading some threads it looks like it maybe the graphics card?
| Strange that it keeps ejecting the disc though!
| Can anyone help please?


 
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