Age of Mythology loading problem!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Games' started by Rolo, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Rolo

    Rolo Guest

    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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    Rolo
     
    Rolo, Dec 28, 2007
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  2. Rolo

    Jimmy S. Guest

    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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    Cheers, Windows_XP_MVP_Shell/User
    Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

    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
    My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
    _________________________________________________________

    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?
     
    Jimmy S., Jan 22, 2008
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