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I Will Never Try A Tweak Again ......


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#1 mypenry

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 02:17 AM

when this new computer arrived it came pre loaded with a set of games, which I enjoyed playing, but now ( after trying out some Tweaks ( see my other poast )
when I try and play any of the games all I get up on the screen is a white back ground with a blue band at the top which say's... Flash...
in the top Left hand corner,..... the game Properties box say ...
General tab.... Type of file : Application
description .. Flash Player 5.0 r 30
Location .. J: -Setup-Games-Games
Size.. 420KB ( 430,812 bytes )

Attributes

the read-only box and the hidden box are un ticked

I am not sure what ive done to stop the games playing ( trust me to do this !! ) can any one help me get the games back please...? the Os is Windows XP Media Edition

Thanks............. Mypenry

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 05:42 AM

It appears you have some how uninstalled the Flash Player used by the games.
Use a Restore Point from before the tweaks. If that does not work re-install the Flash Player.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:50 AM

Hi acklan,

I tried a Restore Point from before the tweaks , but no change still just the white display, then I re-install the Flash Player ( 8 ) but still the same thing...? Ive got a feeling ive gone and un ticked a box some where along the line during on of my Tewaking sessions...?

any ideas please.... Thanks Mypenry

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 10:16 AM

Your new computer did it come with Service Pack 2 installed?

Whether it did or not do you have a recovery disk for it?

What kind of computer is it? Make and Model number please.

Yes I do see a second post in the forum on the same subject, It is really difficult diagnosing a problem when there are more than one thread. It is too hard to keep track of everything and do a proper job.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 11:05 AM

Hi ThorXP, thanks for the reply..

Your new computer did it come with Service Pack 2 installed? ... yes

Whether it did or not do you have a recovery disk for it?... the following disk's came with the computer

Acer eMode management

Acer Power F5

Acer MCE System

Acer recovery CD

What kind of computer is it? Make and Model number please. ....it's a ...

Acer E500 running Windows XP media edition

The spec....


Processor.... Intel Pentium 4 650 - 3.4Ghz L2 cache / FSB800 EM64T ( dual core cpu + 64Bit )
Memory ........ 1,024 MB ddr-II RAM
Hard Drive .....250 GB HDD SATA ( 7,200 rpm )
Optical Drive..DVD / RW 16x ( DVD Writer Dual Layer Function )
VAG Card .......Pci Express card X600 Pro 256 MB (16x) with TV -out / DVi +
Sound Card ... Creative Audigy value ( 24Bits )
Monitor ........... LCD 17''
Speakers........ Creative speakers 5B370 With Sub Woofer
Operating System ... Windows XP Pro Media center
TV Tuner Card ( built in )
System remote control with E Mode Management Software
ATi Radeon Express 200 Graphic Chipset with 16x PCI Express Slot
9 - in - 1 Media Reader with IEE 1394 Port
Intergrated Ethernet 10 / 100 ( Lan Built In )
56 k ITU V.90 External fax / Modem . Wake On Lan ready
Intregated Realtek ALC880 Audio Codec With 7: 1 Channels Audio Support
Support S / PDIF ( Sony / phillips Digital Interface) output
Multi Media Wirless Keyboard and Mouse


( Yes I do see a second post in the forum on the same subject, It is really difficult diagnosing a problem when there are more than one thread. It is too hard to keep track of everything and do a proper job. )

sorry still new to the forum and computers, is it Ok to include several problem questions on one post...?

hope you can help ...Thanks.......... mypenry

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:38 PM

Ok since your system came with Service Pack 2 installed the recovery disk should have it on it so there should be no problem using this disk for doing a system REPAIR. You do not want to do a system Recovery it puts your system back to day one and you loose your data.

First thing you do is back up all of your important data to a CD(s) or DVD.

Now that this is done if you are unsure about this and I think you should be. Actually you are.

I would suggest calling Acer's tech support and have them take you thru a SYSTEM REPAIR. This is so you will not have to reinstall all or any of your programs all you should have to do is go to Windows Update and see if you have to install any of the updates again.

The reason I am suggesting to go to Acer's tech support is because every computer manufacturer's software has little differences like sme you can do a repair and some you can not. Do not try this alone, you are asking for trouble.

When this is done hopefully this will fix a lot of your problems.

Let me know if this helps and if Acer can not help you with this I am including a link to go to only if Acer can not help you

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm




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