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Starting a CD requiring shockwave

by smit1 / May 3, 2006 6:05 AM PDT

I have a CD that requires Shockwave to run. When I put the CD in the drive a message pops up saying I need to install Shockwave.
So I went to their site and downloaded and installed shockwave.
I inserted the disk again and the same message came up to install shockwave? (rebooted got same message)
I know the disk works as runs OK in my other computer.
I was wondering if there is some thing I need to activate in order for it to work.
My operating system is XP home edition.

thanks

Bill

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I ran into this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2006 6:32 AM PDT

The CD was years old and would only work on 98. I never found a fix.

Bob

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Starting Cd requiring Shockwave
by smit1 / May 3, 2006 6:59 AM PDT
In reply to: I ran into this.

Thanks for the reply.
However the computer that it works on, has the same operating system Windows XP?

Bill

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Something is not the same.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2006 7:56 AM PDT

That's your clue. See what version of shockwave the other PC has.

Sorry that I can't help more. There is so little to work with here. No CD title, etc.

Bob

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Something is not the same
by smit1 / May 5, 2006 6:33 AM PDT

Hi

I figured out what was wrong.

The program i was trying to run was from a learning disk from C/Net Microsoft Office XP Suite.

On my computer I had the latest Version of Shockwave and the CD would not run with it.
I tried installing the version that came with the CD along with my existing version but the CD still would not run.
So I uninstalled the latest version of Shockwave and installed the version that came with the disk and all is working.
Two things the message on the disk suggested was to use the latest version of shockwave or the one on the disk.
I went for the latest and it did not work.
I guess shockwave is not backwards compatible?

Thanks for your help

Bill

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CD requiring Shockwave..
by Papa Echo / May 3, 2006 12:02 PM PDT

Please share what type of CD- audio, video, program...? Try opening the CD for any 'Read Me'' file or other clues. (Put in CD and bypass Autoplay by pressing ''Shift'' and hold until the disc (CD) activity light stops blinking.). Then My Computer>CD-ROM....

BTW, what program runs the CD in question at your other computer ? A browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) ? If it needs Shockwave(a browser plug-in) then try using a browser to browse to the CD...

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