Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

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.



Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Starting a CD requiring shockwave
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Starting a CD requiring shockwave
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
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.


Collapse -
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?


Collapse -
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.


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


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


Collapse -
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...

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!