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Computer won't let me play any games...................

by m_jae / February 28, 2008 11:49 AM PST

I try to play tycoon games but each time an exe. has encountered a problem and needs to close - pops up and closes my game. What can I do?

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by m_jae / February 28, 2008 11:52 AM PST

I forgot to mention I have windows xp pro

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by m_jae / March 1, 2008 8:15 AM PST


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Unfortunately, You've Given Us No More Information ...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 11:15 AM PST
In reply to: BUMP

Tried uninstalling, then reinstalling the game?

Installed all patches that might be available from the game's website?

How much RAM do you have installed? Although most of those games require very little RAM, if you're running lots of other programs in the background, it could be causing an issue.

Scanned the computer for viruses and spyware? If not, please do.

Tried temporarily disabling your antivirus when playing the game?

The more information you give us, the better informed our answer will be.

Hope this helps.


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by Amos16 / March 2, 2008 2:20 AM PST

you have another user (parent or other supervisor) who has blocked the games? In that case you should ask him or her to unblock it - Amos.

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