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#1 Nanababy

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

Hi,
This is my first time posting - so please forgive any mistakes in protocol.
I received a DVD-ROM version of Hoyle Card Games put out by ENCORE. I installed it on my desktop and played the games with no problem. Then I accessed it on my HP 10.1" laptop through my HOME GROUP network. It was working fine - suddenly, I got a flash of a message about the Plugin and the screen went blank. The computer shut down and I am unable to turn it back on - I push the button - the light blinks and goes off. I get nothing. Can't push the F8 or any other button fast enough.
Any ideas???? All help is greatly appreciated. The laptop is running WIN7.
Thanks! Nanababy

Edited by Nanababy, 02 January 2012 - 01:38 PM.


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#2 noknojon

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:20 AM

Hello -
I also have 2 Hoyle game CD / DVDs. My problem is that most of these games are designed for XP systems at best.
The original version of Hoyle Card Games was put out by the brand "Sierra".
As I had not wanted to install them on my Win 7, I had not thought of setting them to "Work with earlier settings".

I do not think that this game is your major problem.
Try to start your computer in Safe Mode first - Directions at the Intro to Windows Forum -
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/
Go to > Start > Control Panel > Programs and Settings and uninstall the Hoyle program, unless it has its own unstaller.

Then reboot and try to restart in Normal mode -

Thank You -

Edited by noknojon, 02 January 2012 - 04:22 AM.


#3 Nanababy

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for the reply. I can't start in ANY mode. When I push the power button - it flickers and stops! I can't get any screen to come up at all!




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