Delete 'upper' and 'lower' filters in the registry under cd-rom. Back up first.
36 gig raptor
7800 gtx evga nvdia card
1 gig (1 stick) of ocz titanium mem.
plextor dvd r/w
asus a8n mobo
zalman cpu cooler
windows xp home w/ sp2
The problem is the first flash screen shows up and then nothing. the desktop is shown and the game does not continue, I tried re-installing, changing res. loading drivers, and updates. no luck. I have researched this and there seems to be others with this problem. the disk is not scratched, and does work on other inferior units. like the sony vaio rc 110. this computer i built myself. and spent good money on, i am a bit ticked i cannot get the game to work. I clearly exceed the min. requirements. any suggestions?