Video game installations hang

July 4, 2009 at 09:11:41
Specs: Windows Vista

Many of my video games from various
manufacturers will begin to install but will hang
somewhere during the installation. My computer
doesn't freeze and I can cancel the installation
but it will just sit there for hours without moving
forward past a certain point. This occurs with most
games, including newly released games I try to install. This
happens when I try to install GTA4, Fallout 3, Crysis Warhead,

I turned off the UAC in Vista Ultimate. Other than
that I have AVG free antivirus installed and no
other security products that I can see that would
cause problems. I have even ran the installations
in Administrative mode but the problem continues
to exist. I think it's something in Vista, maybe
DEP but that usually just shuts the program down
if it's activated.

I really don't know what could be causing it.
Thanks for your time and kind help.

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July 6, 2009 at 05:14:30
Firstly, just want to check and make sure that you're certain your system meets the minimum requirements for this game. Secondly, do you have two CD/DVD drives? All of the games you mention contain SecuRom which causes huge problems for people with two CD/DVD drives as SecuRom immediately sees the second drives existence as an attempt to pirate a game (ridiculous I know). If you scan your system, including viewing hidden folders, you should find SecuRom there. If it is and you have two drives, contact the games distributors to see if there is a way to install and run the games despite having two drives.

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