what would cause a program not to open?

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Guest, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    i recently installed Rosetta Stone language software on my PC, and when i try
    to run the program, the hourglass appears, the CD drive spins up and the logo
    screen for the program appears, but then it stops and the program never
    opens. i know the problem is on this particular PC, because i installed it
    and it ran fine on my other machine.

    Their tech support suggested making sure my firewall was not blocking
    access, that i was logged on as the admin, and to try changing the
    compatibilty (to windows 98 or some other setting).

    None of these things worked... why would my computer not open the program?

    FYI, if i attempt to open the program literally dozens of times, it will
    sometimes eventually open, IF IT DOES, it will run fine.
     
    Guest, Jan 5, 2006
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  2. Guest

    Chas Guest

    "lewisglenn" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >i recently installed Rosetta Stone language software on my PC, and when i
    >try
    > to run the program, the hourglass appears, the CD drive spins up and the
    > logo
    > screen for the program appears, but then it stops and the program never
    > opens. i know the problem is on this particular PC, because i installed it
    > and it ran fine on my other machine.
    >
    > Their tech support suggested making sure my firewall was not blocking
    > access, that i was logged on as the admin, and to try changing the
    > compatibilty (to windows 98 or some other setting).
    >
    > None of these things worked... why would my computer not open the program?
    >
    > FYI, if i attempt to open the program literally dozens of times, it will
    > sometimes eventually open, IF IT DOES, it will run fine.


    Hi
    Faulty CD Drive?
    Maybe the laser just need's cleaning
    Chas
     
    Chas, Jan 5, 2006
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