Posted 19 June 2005 - 10:40 PM
I had been on hiatus from Morrowind for quite some while (upon viewing the control panel, more on this later, it said that the last time I'd played it was some time during 8/04), so I decided to start playing it again. I put in the disk, and I click the 'play game' option among play/options/uninstall/etc. Morrowind is quite a large file, and it lets you know exactly what files it's loading at the bottom of the screen. However, when I loaded it this time, there was a weird tan space where the files' names should have been.
When I finally get to the gameplay menu (new game/load game/options/etc.), instead of hearing the normal music, I hear an obnoxious beeping that only a computer could make. Furthermore, I couldn't click on any of the options, so I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del out of the game. I try to load the game again, but to no avail.
My instinct tells me to uninstall and reinstall the game. I open the control panel, and after choosing the uninstall the game, it tells me that there is a setup file missing, and is unable to proceed with the setup. I try uninstalling through the start menu, but I find the same error.
Don't get me wrong, Morrowind is chock full of errors, bugs, and glitches. However, I came to the conclusion that this wasn't just a problem with Morrowind. After all, how could it have been? I hadn't touched the game for ten months. Being my stupid self, I delete the whole folder, and just as I'm removing the files from the recycling bin, I have a change of heart, figuring it probably isn't the best idea to do so. So I restore the files, or so I thought. The folders are there, but they're completely empty.
So what do I have? I have a bunch of empty folders on my computer, and as the cherry on top of my sundae of frustration, my computer doesn't recognize the CD, and doesn't prompt the installation screen (which I'm assuming is because I deleted the files instead of uninstalling them, as there are still traces in the registry).
I've done searches with Spybot as well as McAfee (Ad-Aware and Norton have both been recommended), but something tells me it's not a program. I could very easily be wrong, but I installed another game 2-3 months ago, and there have been no dramatic changes on my computer that I know of in the last 2-3 months, except for a network card replacement.
Can you help?