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Cannot get rid of Nero 7 demo for the life of me

Q: Cannot get rid of Nero 7 demo for the life of me

hello having trouble getting rid of nero 7 demo on my brothers computer. It points to the file mfc71u.dll which i have found to be in another burning program named Sonic and from searching online its in Roxio software as well. I have run some clean tools off of nero's site but to no avail. running xphome sp2. Please let me know if any other info is needed. thanks

A: Cannot get rid of Nero 7 demo for the life of me

You'll probably have to get rid of Sonic. I'll take Nero over Sonic anytime.

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Ok I've looked around and couldn't find anthing to tell me what to do in this Demo,

I'm just walking around aimless, thx all.

A:Half Life 2 Demo

Haven't played the demo in a while; are you in the city where people are walking around?

If so, go to the right, you will notice a dumpster I believe, get on top of that, jump over a fence, and there should be a ladder somewhere near the other side of the fence.

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im currently creating a screen saver typed......thingy...for my clan.
my question is, ive just found out that half-life game's will record demo's of you game's, i was wundering how\what to use, to render and view these recorded demo files.
Thanx for any help given
Sorry if none of this makes any sense

A:Half-life demo's

u can view the demos ingame just type play demonamehere,dem (u may or may not need the .dem dont remember)

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I downloaded Half life 2 demo from and when i loaded it up and then I came accross the part where after they give you all the companies names and the company makers and stuff and after that there is a loading and the loading takes a long time and i wanted to go back to desktop without having to exit and loading never did finish so I pressed alt and tab and a window opened up and it said miles error The MSS DLL FILE is installed in Windows directory or Windows Directory system-it must be installed in application directory.And I was surprised and disapointed cause i have downloaded half life 2 demo before and this never happened.Then I tried to look or find out what is a Windows System Directory and my game never worked so please answer all my questions.And i also dont know where is the Windows System Directory where can you find it in your PC?And help me play this game yet again...

A:Half Life 2 demo problems.

Try this from Steam

First you will need to show Hidden files.

How to Show Hidden Files

Click Start.
Open My Computer.
Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View Tab.
Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) and uncheck Hide Extensions for known file option.
Click Yes to confirm.
Click OK.

Then follow instructions in the link below

After don't forget to Hide system files again

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Hi All,

I downloaded the Half Life 2 demo and it runs great, that is until it freezes. My current specs.......

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)

System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.1GHz
Memory: 896MB RAM
Page File: 222MB used, 1947MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0181&SUBSYS_89501462&REV_A2
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7189 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or hi... Read more

A:Half Life 2 Demo Freezes

Does the demo freeze at the same time always (say when you get to a specific point in the game) or does it just seemingly freeze at a random point? You could always try uninstalling and reinstalling if you haven't already, you'd be surprised how often that helps things.

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So I'm just playing the HL2 demo here, at City 17, when I get to the part where I jump through the window, before the Combine with the trashcan and the soda can. So I just open the door and go through it and wait for it to load. Then, as soon as it's done, the game lags and eventually [3 seconds later] crashes. I tried turning down the graphics and such but that just made it crash right after I pressed Apply. This doesn't happen in the real game, does it? I don't wanna buy a game that doesn't work on my comp.

Also, apparently when I save/load it crashes too. Any idea how to fix this?

A:Half Life 2 Demo Level Load Crash

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Hi... In the past, I've been able to download a new demo after my old one expired. I tried to do the same today and everything runs smoothly, as in the past, until I try to open Nero and it says that my demo version has expired. Has Nero stopped renewing demo versions or I am doing something wrong? My OS is win98se with IE 6.

A:Cannot download Nero Demo..again

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On install, I get this error:

An error occurred during the copy process (file name: ).
Error: 6
The handle is invalid.

Please reboot your computer and retry.


After many reboots and re-downloads of the install program, no dice. ANY CLUE what is wrong here? The sites FAQ doesn't help at all.

A:Nero 6 Demo and Install Problems...


in order to install Nero you will need to get rid of:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\NCoverEd.exe

from registry. Nero is looking at it during the installation and for some reason
if it is there (maybe the problem is with mismatched paths) then installation fails.


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On install, I get this error:

An error occurred during the copy process (file name: ).
Error: 6
The handle is invalid.

Please reboot your computer and retry.


After many reboots and re-downloads of the install program, no dice. ANY CLUE what is wrong here? The sites FAQ doesn't help at all.

A:Nero 6 Demo Install and problems with it...

Hmmm, it could of messed up when you downloaded. Since you already downloaded it once, all of the other downloads are just pulling it from the IE cache? Try deleting the files in the temporary internet folder.

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Nero 2015 Classic/Nero Platinum 2015/Nero Burning ROM 2015 - released

Nero just now released NEW Versions for 2015:
1.Nero 2015 Classic
2.Nero Platinum 2015
3.Nero Burning ROM 2015
5.Nero Video 2015

Download Nero 2015 from this page:

Download offline:
1.Nero Platinium Retail Setup,
2.Content Pack from Nero 2015,


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I am using a laptop that is a HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC.
The OS being used is the 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.
I am trying to burn a DVD video file (.vob file) to a DVD disc using Nero Vision Essentials (Nero 9).
After importing the file into the project, I played the video and found that it has no sound.
As a result, when I have successfully burned it to a DVD disc and played this disc on my DVD player, it has also no sound.
Please help me fix this problem!

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I have an external hard drive with some files backed up from an old XP system using Nero Back Up software (files have the .NBA extension)
I am looking for a new computer and will want to install some of these files onto the new computer. Am I able to do this if the Nero software is not installed on the new computer, or will I have to buy Nero software just to add these files to the new computer? If so, is that always the case, that one must restore files using the same software used to backup the files?

A:Restoring file backed up on old system with I need Nero

Yes, you will need to install the Nero Backup software in order to restore the .nba files.

You can try using their free version of NeroBackItUp from here to see if that will work.

If not, they have older versions of the same free program

See if you can find the same version that you used to do the backup.

There are other programs you can use to do backups that don't require the same program to restore files. I use SyncBackFree to backup my files. You can use the same program to restore files, but it's not necessary. You can just copy the files back with Windows Explorer.

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Hello, everyone.

I attempted to burn a video file onto a DVD, with Nero Express. However, the software only allows either bup, vob or ifo files. After googling such terms on the web, I came across several forums/communities and whatnot, where people kept saying that Nero Vision is required, in order to convert the files you want, into bup, vob or ifo (I have absolutely zero clue as to why the company behind Nero didn't include Nero Vision in Nero 12's software suite. Because without it, Nero Express is totally useless. But I digress)

I jumped on Nero Vision, but was told by the software that my project could only fit into a DVD-9.

Question 1: I have burnable DVDs for 120 min/4.7gb. Doesn't that mean that even if my project exceeds 120 minutes in length, if it still doesn't exceed the size limit, it's supposed to work? What on earth is a DVD-9, anyways?

Question 2: If you can just power on Nero Vision and immediately get your original file and burn it, why does Nero Express require all this bup, vob, ifo nonsense???

Question 3: What are the major differences between immediately burning your original file onto a DVD, and converting that into the required bup, vob and ifo formats?

Question 4: How would I go about doing that with Nero Vision?

EDIT: Realized that the only way to burn past that time limit (120 min)(My file exceeds 2 hours in length) is to decrease its quality, which I do not want to do. So I should go with the vob, bup, ifo stuff, ri... Read more

A:Nero Express. Nero Vision. DVD File structures!?

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Hello Again,

When I install Nero 7 and I run nero 7

It shows error message:
Nero 7 Stopped working Please Close Program.


A:PLEASE HELP: Nero Ultra 7 stops working after installation of Nero

Nero 7 is very old. Its probably not Windows 7 compatible.

Try running it in a compatiblility model for Windows XP.

You may even have to reinstall it in a compatibility mode.

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When i click on Nero Burning ROM, it does not open at all. All that happens is i get a windows error report telling me that nero.exe encountered a problem. I have succesfully used this many times before, but one day it just stopped working.

Any idea of what is wrong?

A:Nero 7 Ultra Edition - Cannot start Nero Burning ROM

A simple uninstall and install might help.

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I am using Nero BackItUp (Nero Ultra 7) and have been receiving "data verification failed" and "Sector NNNNNN on disc has different content to source" errors recently. On the same PC (Win XP Pro SP2), I got the errors using two different burners (an HP and a Sony) and trying both a DVD/RW and a DVD/R. FYI, I use Shadow Copy for the burn, the burn process completes without error every time (i.e. - the error only occurs during verification), and I have burned to the DVD/RW many times before without incident. More generally, I didn't get data verification errors before so I am wondering why I might be getting them now. Also, could someone tell me what, exactly, "Sector NNNNNN on disc has different content to source" means? I assume it means that the source and target files are not matching in some cases. More importantly, is it a big deal? I ran the ScanDisc in Nero CD-DVD Speed and both DVDs had 100% good sectors (0% damaged or bad). Nero log file attached.


Aaron Allen
Albuquerque, NM

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My problem is that I simply cannot get Nero to record video and sound from the TV card. The TV plays fine in Windows Media player, so I know that is working. I can sometimes get the picture to show up in Nero, but never the sound. When I try to record the video all I get is a still image. I know it is a setup problem of some kind, but for the life of me I canít get it to work. When I try to play TV through Nero I get a blank screen, and a thousand setting adjustments donít help. During setup it finds all of the channels so it is at least seeing the signal. Do you have any ideas? System information is in my profile.

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Whats better on XP?Nero Expressor Nero 7 EssentialsPlease tell me the differences,what they do and what not?Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Whats Better? Nero Express Or Nero 7 Essentials?

"Better" in what way?

Nero Express doesn't bore users who only want to burn...who do not want the entire Nero suite installed (includes burning, backup, etc.) installed on the system.

CD/DVD drives normally only include Nero Express with the drives.

I'm still using Nero 6.6 so I have no clue about Nero 7 Essentials, but I'm sure there is plenty of info at the Nero website on it.


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Ok, so im geting my radeon 9800 Pro this christmas (BEST FRIGGIN CARD FOR RUNNING HL2 on!!! next to the XT of course....but that card is only 10% faster at 200 bucks

anyways, im excited about what i've seen for the past 4 months in regards to half life looks SOOOO HOT!!!! i mean if game engines were a woman, it would be like the super-babe! lol....i feel the same way about the Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, OH lol


storywise, should i play through Half Life (original) before i play though half life 2? or does it not really matter...

It's an old game..and the new one is coming feel like the guy who just found out about a book series (the latest one, volume 9 is the best), but there were 8 books before the latest one...

is half life 1 fun? (or is that like asking "is bil gates FILTHY RICH")

i jsut wanna know

A:Do you suggest that i play through Half Life before buying Half Life 2???

......i just downloaded the demo of half life

and it scared the bejesus out of me........the first aleain that jumps on you...and it made me jump like through the mom is mad at me now cuz i yelpped so loud!!!

im don't usually care when games are scary like that....but this is rediculous......

maybe i don't wanna buy it.............

does everything jump at you and you have to go into dark coridors?......ike

i might need to psych myself out that it's jsut in my computer before i go back and try the demo again.........


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I could Not uninstall Nero 7 or Upgrade on Nero 8 over 7 ... I wont be able to Uninstall Nero 7.... and If I try to upgrade its ask me to Uninstall Nero 7 first.... What do I do...

Please Help...

A:Can Not Uninstall Nero 7 or Upgrade Nero 8

Hi if you search support on the Nero website you will find a nero clean tool download it to your desktop and run as Admin it will remove it for you.
Hope this helps

Regards Ken

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I am considering upgrading from Nero 8 to Nero 10.

However, I am not sure that I need any functionality that I don't have with Nero 8 Ultimate...

The one possible exception is Nero Media Home 4... However, in reading it briefly, it doesn't seem like it does a whole lot that isn't available out of the box for Windows 7 Home Premium...

Does anyone use Nero Media Home that can tell me what it does that might be worth buying the upgrade for. Ar ehtere any new features in Nero 10 that should cause me to buy it other than the name change?

A:Nero 10 and Nero Media Home

Didn't know that Nero 10 was being offered until I saw your post.

So, I went there and looked at it ... and I'm definitely NOT going to upgrade from Nero 9. Why? Because it looks like all they've done us bundled in two other products I don't need to justify the $50+ upgrade price.

I don't need the Video Editing SW (already have another product for that), and also already have another product for Backup/Restore that works just fine (Acronis True Image Home 2010).

What they're doing now is increasing the already "bloated" product that was originally, one of the finest CD/DVD burning packages out there.

Also, I saw yesterday that they're offering a Nero 9 "light" for free. Just basic CD/DVD burning SW -- but that's all I really need for now.

Unless you need the other add-ons, suggest you consider the Nero 9 light.

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I uninstalled trial version of Nero 8 because it would spam error message whenever I try to do anything, now it still doing it when I open up Windows Movie Maker and Try to import a video!

I can't burn anything now!

I also tried downloading the missing file, extracted it from the .rar and moved it to the windows directory folder, rebooted comp, still same problem! Please help!

A:Nero error even after uninstalling Nero!

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This is considered an unwanted file but it says it cannot be removed! If it is considered a threat,Why can't I remove it. Help--I am confused. I am using windows XP and McAfee security center which states that all of the file cannot be removed.


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I ended up with this virus on my pc. I ran microsoft security essentials and malware bytes and got rid of the virus, sort of. Now when I open internet explorer I get internet exploer cannot display the webpage. I have also ran Ad-Aware, IEfix and IE8-rereg. I have to search for alot of files for IEfix and it still can not complete. I have also deleted and reinstalled internet explorer. The computer loads slowly and opens pages slowly also. I have run hijack this and here is the report. Thanks for any help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:34:45 PM, on 12/1/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 SP3 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.ex... Read more

A:SWP 09 Demo


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I ended up with this virus on my pc. I ran microsoft security essentials and malware bytes and got rid of the virus, sort of. Now when I open internet explorer I get internet exploer cannot display the webpage. I have also ran Ad-Aware, IEfix and IE8-rereg. I have to search for alot of files for IEfix and it still can not complete. I have also deleted and reinstalled internet explorer. The computer loads slowly and opens pages slowly also. I have run hijack this and here is the report. Thanks for any help.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:34:45 PM, on 12/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 SP3 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.ex... Read more

A:swp 09 demo


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Hi, I have xp, and Mcafee, all updated, I use adware and spybot tooThis VBS/Demo-GFI is showing up in my Mcafee, I don't think it's a bad thing; but I don't know how to get rid of it. Mcafee says (in the program) it can't get rid of it) and their on line help was useless!would anybody know how to get rid of this? thanks so much!! Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal


Run The Windows OneCare Free Scan (on-line scan)To run the Windows One Care Free ScanGo to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan site using Internet Explorer. It will say "Get a free PC safety scan" sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and not the "Try It Now Free" offer on the right side.Allow the download of an Active X component.Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opensClick "Next"Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, possibly two hours or so depending on the size of your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive may be.After completing the Windows OneCare Free Scan run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, updating each program?s malware definitions before you reboot into safe mode to scan and allowing both to fix what they find.If you do not already have these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:*AdAware SE:*Spybot S&D: that that I suggest you post a ?HijackThis? log in the ?Hijack This? Logs and Analysis Forum for expert assistance with your malware infection.Read the pinned post in our ?HijackThis Logs and Analysis? forum, here Read more

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hi,,, Can you download PSP demo games, If so how and where from, Do you need software. Thanks for your time >> doj <<

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You need a 8800 and windows vista, enjoy.

I request that you post some screenshots of teh beauty though

A:DirectX 10 Demo

F1N3ST said:

You need a 8800 and windows vista, enjoy.Click to expand...

You know, I really hate these statements. You need a *DX10* card, doesn't have to be a 8800. Well, at least soon it won't need to be a 8800.

Also, "teh beauty"? One, you can use DX10 features in OpenGL through extensions. Two, how does DX10 make it more beautiful? For example, Crysis will run on DX10 AND DX9, and in whichever mode you run it you will have access to ALL the eyecandy.

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Bioshock has received many great reviews - the trailers/TV ads looks quite good... and its using the new Unreal3 Engine....

So far, I am not impressed with a game that can't even start.

First, I have downloaded two different versions of an Offical Demo from reputable websites... Each version is 1.9GB in size! For such a well funded game and lots of TV marketing (Unreal has never been on TV) - the first DEMO creates a crappy game setup folder like this:

<drive>:\BioShock_PC_Demo_FF\raid10\temp\manager\nfdekpwgaj\BioShock PC Demo

WHAT IS THIS GARBAGE?! Unprofessional... Anyways, near the end of the install, the Windows Installer window POPS up, showing various optional instructions you could choose - for the Installer - means nothing.... only OKAY button is available anyways. The game says its installed. Click on the ICON and wow, an error pops up saying:

''This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstall the application may fix this problem''

I redownloaded a version from the offical site, the installer is not 5 sub-folders deep, but the game still refuses to run.... a lot of people are having this same problem.

So after 4GB of Downloads, 4 installs... this "cool" game is useless.

Next... This game has severe DRM... you are allowed ONLY 2 installs of the game. After that, your disc that you paid $50 is dead. Well, you can UNINSTALL the game and regain your "credit" - b... Read more

A:Bioshock - Bad demo and bad DRM

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Here's one for you guys,

I downloaded the FEAR demo from the VUGames site the other day, updated all the drivers on my system (which meets minimum requirements), and still the game will not run. I went into the configuration utility and set the game on 640x480, just to see if it would run correctly on my system. Everytime I click on the icon I am directed to this website, and even that site will not load. I'm trying to run the demo because I plan on going to get FEAR by the end of the week. Any suggestions, something I may have overlooked?

Thanks, John

A:FEAR Demo Will Not Run

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This is the only place I can think of to put this, but I downloaded the demo (73) constantly at between 250 and 275kb/s. Now, this i believe it impossible considering i have a 512KB/s modem. The average I get to is 60-70.

I thought that there would be an error with the game, but it works perfectly.

I got it from just after i had downlaoded their file swarm.

Is it possible to harnis that speed and apply it to all downloads, or was it a flook? sortry for terrible spelling there..

A:Nhl Demo 2004

the probably just have the file on a server that doesnt get much use

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im having a problem with the juiced demo. when i go to the juiced config screen and click on ok, it gives me an error: "Unable to validate your selection. Please select a smaller resolution." plz help me

A:juiced demo

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Hey all!

My friend just got the halo 2 demo at best buy....but when i went it wasnt there anymore (it was free), since it was free ...could any1 post it on here? or is that illegal?


A:Halo 2 Demo for PC

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Is it just me or is call of duty 4 the shortest ever demo ... seriously?

A small firefight, take out a few tanks, take out some resistance, blow up an AA gun and call for air support and it's over.

One and a half gig download for 15 mins ....if.

I played through it once...didn't really like it.....played it once more and thought maybe I was a bit hard on it and it was OK.... and then uninstalled it.

What is even worse for this game is that there was no multiplayer at all and when you compare this to other demoes that came out recently..ET:QW and world in conflict .. well I was disappointed.

I was looking forward to this game and now probably won't buy it ... roll on brothers in arms and UT3.

A:COD 4 the shortest demo ever?

ET QW is the great game i played

Give activision a feedback whether call of duty 4 demo will be on a multiplayer.

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hi guys, its me krissie aka byrdbabe, i've had to get a new email addy as it seems someone has hacked into my old one an its no longer of use to me...

anyways, i have another user on my comp who seems to be in the bad habbit of picking up new malware and viruses on a daily basis, the latest one is Loverspy demo..

any help on ditchin this bug would be great..also if you could take a peek thru the hijackthis log an see what else may be sitting there, would be greatly appreciated..

thnx again, krissie

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 7:44:08 AM, on 3/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A940\dlbabmgr.... Read more

A:Loverspy demo

You have an outdated version of HijackThis. Click here to get the latest version of HijackThis and run it.

Before you give us a new log here, if we gave you instructions for a fix, please do the fixes first and then post the new log with this updated version.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. The result.txt file will open up in Notepad. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. We do not need the original hijackthis.log (unless we ask for it). Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options'... Read more

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Hi, I downloaded a Battle for Middle-Earth II demo. I liked it so much I bought the full game. The thing is, the file I downloaded to be able to install the demo version won't delete. It keeps saying its in use by another program. Can someone please help me?

A:BFM2 Demo help

This will tell you what program is using the file:

Then just end that program and delete the file.

Alternatively, you can boot into safe mode to delete it.

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Hello, my computer has been infected with malware. It started off with Google redirecting sites about a week ago. That has subsided, but when I woke up this morning, a program called SWP2009 demo was running, just like a rouge malware.
It pretends to find infected files that are not really there, and if I put the window box in the corner, I can use the computer. I tried running Malwarebytes, but a Windows Security alert pops up at the bottom of my screen saying "Application cannot be executed. The file mbam.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?" Currently the message says the file wuauclt.exe is infected.
I cannot access the task manager long enough to do anything. When I press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, the window flashes for a second, and then disappears. The same security message appears saying taskmgr.exe is infected.
Little yellow shields with exclaimation points collect on the bottom of the screen, whenever i scroll over them, they disappear. The shields then begin to recollect.
I'm new here and I would appreciate any help on this issue. Thanks!

I downloaded hijack this, but my computer will not let me run the program long enough for it to log anything.

A:SWP2009 Demo

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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my uncle downloaded this program and now you cant run a scan or install software and it has lots of pop ups

A:swp 2009 demo

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here.

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is chec... Read more

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Looks promising for a demo soon , theres no way im commiting to this one before ive played a demo , heard too many bad things

Arma 2 demo expected soon! -

A:ArmA 2 Demo

I've read a few reviews about this and Operation Flashpoint 2 and both look quite good, but at the moment I've leaning towards OF2. Will see how the demo is for this, though.

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hey guys just a quick one . .

Where is the option to put in the serial in on the demo . . it must be possible ?

A:wavelab 5.00a demo

bump . .

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hi i downloaded a demo of family feud party online i tryed to play it for an hour and could not get into a game. then my free trial was up . i tryed downloading it again but it wont let me play, is there any way of deleting all the data so that i can try again thx

A:downloaded demo

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Just downloading now

Crysis by Electronic Arts

Be warned its 1.77GB, so my take upto 15mins to download

A:Crysis Demo is out!!

Nice one. Downloading now...

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i was just wonderin if there's a way to expend a demo trail for a software?because i tried deleting it from the registry but it still wont work,there is noway in hell i'm going to pay $19.95 for a audio enhancement software for Winamp by the name DFX.

A:expending a demo..........

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Hi guys,

I got a few problems with the demo F.E.A.R. The first is that I have to disable sound for it to work. The other thing is when I am able to play the game, In the very beggining after the car drops me off in that little alley way, I seems to be dropped off behind the car? and I have no way of getting around the car and I can't seem to find anyway into the building? Any info??


A:F.E.A.R Demo stuck??

F.E.A.R. ** spoiler alert **

First, playing this game without sound is removing a big part of what makes it so good. They did a tremendous job using sound (and silence) to set a mood that gets you so on edge while playing that its hard to stay in your skin. My phone ringing (real one not one in game) has made me almost pi** myself while playing it.

**spoiler time**
After you are dropped off in the ally, move forward and go right to find a boarded over doorway. To get through, you need to break the three small boards that are over it. The other boards won't break. (use your melee instead of wasting ammo on them) Go through the door, look around until you find the unlocked door that's near a flaming barrel. Move up to it and open it with the use key (unless you changed the defaults its F), then head inside to find yourself in a dim storage area. Get used to breaking things in the enviroment, F.E.A.R. uses the havoc engine and a lot of things you aren't used to are interactive and can be moved or broken. In fact you will frequently have to break ventilation grates, windows, boards and so on to find a way out of a level ... or even to flank a big group of badies before they break up and flank you.

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I downloaded and installed BF2 Demo. Once I tried to play, the screen goes to full screen (black of course) then clicks back to the desktop. I have been told that my Nvidia 440 does not support Direct X 9 and something about pixel shading 2.0 ...or something along these lines. Could someone help me get this working, even at a lower graphics quality. I want to buy the game and will probably get a better video card later, but I want to see if I like it first. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Battlefield 2 demo

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Hi I just want to say that i'm surprised battlefield 2 worked on my pc cause "AMD Athlon" isn't even in the supported list i didn't touch any settings and loaded the sp part and walk about there was no shadows or decals but the frames were surprising i didn't see them but it must have been 60 or more.
I have just changed my Geforce 3 for this card.

A:Battlefield 2 Demo

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i am trying to play BF2 on my pc but its is somewhat choppy. how can i make it smooth? i am running an AMD Duron 1.3 ghz pc with an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. 512 ram. sound blaster audigy 2 zs platinum.

A:Battlefield 2 Demo

i have not tried to play single player, but it is choppy online.

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I understand that this post may be deleted because I am asking for a way around a password. I have had my posts delete on support websites already, but i thought it was worth another try.

I was wondering if there is anyway of bypassing passwords on windows vista? I just bought an ex-display PC, but for some reason, PC World hadnt reformatted so it was a clean start for me to use. So now im stuck with a PC that has a pc world demo account, that is passworded. I basically have no way to get onto the PC.

I tried pressing F8 on start up, and selecting the repair PC option, but I still need the password for the PC world account. I have contacted the support guys, but they are telling me to take it back to the store. I would like to find another way around it if I could before I have to take it back. (Its pretty hard for me to get there cos i cant drive)

Any help would be appreciated. The PC is a Dell XPS.

A:Ex-demo password

Hi there protocoldroid

Welcome to TSF

As with other forums that you have mentioned - it is also against the rules of this forum to help with any illegal activities.

I would advise that you take it back to PC World and let them deal with it as it is basically their error/problem.

Expect this post to be locked soon by a passing moderator.

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Hello guys,

I downloaded Spilt Second demo the other week. It loads up and after the logos etc it crashes back to my desktop and with an error saying that windows has closed this program. My graphics card is a ATI X1200 which has the latest drivers.

A:Split Second demo help

Hello Love Vista,

Try the following:

Uninstall the game.

Before re-installing, do the following:

Press the Windows key + R

Type in the Run Command: msconfig

Click "OK"

Click the "Services" tab.

Check the box entitled "Hide All Microsoft Services"

Click "Disable all"

Click "Apply"

Click "OK"

Restart your computer, and re-install the game.

Enable all the services using the same process.

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I loved the original demo of the first one so much! Just wondering... Are ppl still playing it? Was thinking about downloading It again if I can find it.

A:Halo Demo?

Dang, just found it and downloaded... Servers are offline...

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L305 Series Laptop
2 GB of RAM
Intel Celeron
Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

About 6-8 months ago, my laptop was Windows Vista, and I had installed Battlefield 2 demo and it worked perfectly fine. Now, My laptop is Windows 7, it is the exact same computer but different Operating System. And now, when I try to run Battlefield 2 demo, the screen just goes black, it doesn't crash to desktop or anything like that, it just stays black and I have to shut down the laptop and restart.

How do I fix this? I have tried re installing this twice from multiple locations.

Thanks, Help is appreciated.

A:Battlefield 2 Demo help - Please Help!

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Hi all..

I just downloaded the FEAR SP demo and it installed properly, but when I try to play it it crashes to the desktop before it even gets to the first screen. I disabled the "Sound" and it seems like that was the problem. I updated my drivers (SB Audigy Platinum) and also disabled Hardware acc in DX and still same problem? If I go into the config and disable sound I can play, but not with the sound on. So not sure what else to check..any info can appreciated!


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I've downloaded the Crysis demo about 4 times from different places.

Each time it finishes downloading I go through the installation process. Once the installation process is done and it says it was successful, I go to play the game but there is no shortcut. In fact there's no files on my hard drive (other than the download file). I've tried rebooting, with no luck. I can view the Add/Remove Programs list, and it's in there, but the game is nowhere to be found.

Is this a problem with Vista? Or was I just really unlucky and dl'ed 4 corrupt files in a row?

Thanks for any help!

A:Crysis Demo

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I downloaded both free demo's from; Blackhawk Down and Deltaforce:xtreme, however when joining the multiplayer online I get an error message -4. Does anyone know what the error code means or even if the online part is still available to play? I used to play the xtreme online a few years ago. Great game.

thx to anyone who can enlighten.

A:used to play this demo

Welcome to TSG.
Not familiar with them, but at a guess, I would say that it is limited in services by being demos.
Demos are just to try for a short period and have limited functions.

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Ok, I just downloaded Crysis SP demo and it split it self into two diff files. one that is zero bytes called Crysis_SP_Demo.exe , and one that is 1.77gigs called Crysis_SP_Demo.exe.part. My question is how do i link them together so i can play it?

A:Crysis SP demo help

ok so i got it running and this might sound like a contradictory question but...... How do i split into two equal parts so i can send it to my laptop. (i have an outdated cpu with a low grade video card)

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Just installed my new TV which is "HD Ready" and unfortunately HD channels are not due to be broadcast until after Xmas in the UK.
What I want is a HD demo DVD or a file download from somewhere to get some idea of how clear its going to be. I've seen these on TV's in stores but have been unable to get my hands on one. Any ideas?

A:High Def TV demo

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Hi, I downloaded the Area 51 Demo, and installed it, and everything went fine, except it won't run. I double click the icon on the desktop (and I tried directly from the game folder) and nothing happens, my PC thinks for about a second, then nothing, I don't even see anything new in the process list. I've uninstalled it, redownloaded it, reinstalled it, to the same problem. Any ideas? Everything else runs absolutely fine on my PC. Thanks guys.

A:Area 51 Demo Won't Run

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Find 14 easy ways to prolong your laptop battery life and find more Laptop, Processers, Hard Drives, Desktop PCs, Anti Virus and User computers at a good price in

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If someone would be so kind and tell me how to uninstall the powereraser demo software from my computer. I have been trying to get rid of it for weeks, and I have tried everything. It doesn't come with an uninstall ortion, and it doesn't show up in the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in the control panel.
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:How To Uninstall Powereraser Demo??????

If there is no remove feature then delete its folder and use msconfig to remove the start up entry

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Woke up this morning to find it available on steam. Can't wait!

A:Aliens Vs Predator Demo out now!

Thanks for the info!

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windows demo download like the one if you go to best buy or sams club computers they have something called windows demo it on the main screen its like a windows tour kinda like windows xp tour thats already in windows xp though but i want it could you please help.

A:windows demo download

hi hope this is what your looking for

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Cant get Battlefield 2 demo to run, it freezes in game at multiplayer browser any where i have newest drivers, all my drivers are up to date. any ideas?

A:Battlefield 2 demo crashs

The demo crashes on my system too, usually when a big explosion happens. I have a 9800se and have experienced the problem with half life 2 as well. It goes into an infinite loop. Both the 9600 and 9800se seem to be plagued with these problems. I've been told, even though its a graphics problem turning off directx sound acceleration could help. I didn't work for me but it might work on your 9600.

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I am having problems with the Battle Field 2142 Demo. When I am playing it will just randomly quit and say, "BattleField2142.exe has encountered an error and must close". I don't know exactly why I am getting this. I did go to and I didn't meet minimum requirements because it said the 6600 GPU wasn't supported. Could that be the culprit? It said for the recommended 5800 or above.

I am lost... Please help.

Minimum Requirements:
Recommended Requirements:

A:BattleField 2142 Demo

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I wanted to try Homefront error to know if I could run the game, but I keep getting this error. I have posted on this forum multiple times but no one helped me with my problems. So before you ask, no I dont have latest drivers, because they cause my PC to freeze so I had to downgrade to march 2009. Why is my PC freezing from new drivers? No idea, no one here helped me when I asked.

Anyways here is the error:

System Spec:
Intel Core Duo E7300 @2,66Ghz
Ati HD radeon 4670

Thanks in advance, hopefully.

A:Homefront Demo Error

Bumpity bump.

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I've been trying to run a Mass Effect 2 demo I got off Steam, and when I do, it gives me the following error message:

"Mass Effect 2 demo has stopped working.

Windows can check online for a solution to the problem."

I hit the details tab, and recieved the following:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: MassEffect2.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4bfcd1b3
Fault Module Name: MassEffect2.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4bfcd1b3
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00a042fa
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

All help is appreciated very much.

A:Mass Effect 2 demo

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looking for a fairly high-end game demo to download to test a gaming computer i'm thinking of buying; crysis 2 takes too long to download: do you know of a fairly high-end game demo out there that won't take too long to download ? thanks

A:Game demo: High-end ?

Best graphical stress test/benchmarks currently are Unigine Heaven (229MB), Furmark(3.7MB) & 3DMark Vantage(free version, 384MB).
Heaven and Furmark in particular are geared as much toward stressing the system as benchmarking, so be prepared for a bit of heat off the GPU.

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i'm looking for a fairly high-end demo, eg, crysis 2, black ops, etc. the crysis 2 demo isn't working, metro 2033 is a possibility; please let me know title, website if you know of any; thanks

A:High-end demo wanted

You already have a thread going here:

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Upon turning on computer, I'm getting:1. Security warning - "Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. Do you want to activate your security anti-virus software now?"2. Task bar pop-up - "Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan you computer. Your system might be at risk now."3. IE ver.7 will not connect to network. Firefox works fine. Shortcut to IE in Windows Start menu reads as follows "Internet Explorer (No Add Ons)" I don't recall seeing that before this started.4. No images show in Outlook emails.The following is from the DDS text log:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Caroline Flanders at 17:44:34.84 on Mon 01/11/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.482 [GMT -8:00]AV: Trend Micro AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\PRISMSVR.EXEsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\... Read more

A:Infected with SWP2009 Demo

Hello, cflanders.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksPlease note that I am in the process of my training so it may take a while for me to get back to you, as each of my fixes need to be checked by a coach first.We need to run RSITDownload random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)In your next reply, please include the following:Log.txtinfo.txt

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why does my battlefield 2 demo not working it install and every thing goes well and then ofter i try to play it the screen flash to black about 3-4 second and goes back to window can some one help me please

A:battlefied 2 demo not working

What are your pc specs? It's quite possible that your current PC is too slow and won't be able to run it.

If your PC can run it, your graphics card's drivers may need updating, and this may be causing the game not to be able to run.

Sorry if this didn't help

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Good evening to everyone out TSG land, my problem is that last week I installed a software demo program, and after looking at it I went to uninstall it and got a message that read "Unable to locate the installation log file."

Now on my desktop I have about 20 icons of various parts of the program that I can't get rid of. Any suggestions as to how I would go about getting rid of the program would be greatly appreciated.


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In anticipation of my upcoming (or so I thought) purchase of Doom 3, I downloaded the demo to give it a test run. Boy, am I glad I did! Here's my problem: I run the program and it goes through the loading screen with the Mars background. Then, the screen goes black. Almost 30 seconds later, a pointer appears in the upper left, and the music starts. About 30 seconds after that, the Doom 3 logo appears with a series of buttons at the bottom. About 30 seconds later, a picture of Mars appears behind the logo, and every 30 seconds after that, the picture of Mars rotates a little bit. I am unable to move the pointer at all unless I happen to be moving the mouse when the picture of Mars rotates. When I enter the Task Manager to shut Doom 3 down, it shows Doom 3 alternating between a status of "running" (for a couple of seconds) and "not responding" (for about 30 seconds.)

Here are my system specs:

Intel P4 3.2Ghz
Intel D865PERL Motherboard
eVGA Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB Ram)
1 Gig ddr 333Mhz RAM (2 DIMMS of 512 Mb each)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
Win 2000

Since this problem, I have updated my BIOS, video card, and sound blaster with the latest versions (clean installs of the video card and sound card.) I have uninstalled and reinstalled the demo after each, I cleaned out my registry, and I have tried Activision's suggestion of setting my desktop to 800x600 with 32-bit color. I have no CD-burning or copying software other than Roxio on my system at a... Read more

A:Doom 3 Demo won't start

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For some reason I've tried installing it on a few machines and it just error message; it just crashes. I'm still doing some troubleshooting but I'm wondering if anyone else has had problems with the demo. I downloaded it from here and I'm starting to wonder if it's just a bad file. The machines I'm installing on aren't exactly gaming rigs. One's a stock Dell Dimension 4600C and ones an Optiplex GX240. The minimum requirements are a 2.0 GHz single processor + 512 MB of ram which both machines have. I don't believe the demo requires a DirectX 10 card either...any suggestions?

edit: I got the file to work on a different machine, but I'm still open to suggestions on this PC.

A:Unreal Tournament 3 Demo

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I have downloaded battlefield 2142 multilayer demo.

here's my problem.

as I enter the log in screen asking for a user name and password, I clicked the create new account button as I do not yet have an account.

But everytime I try to contact the b2142 master sever, it gets timed out.

My internet speed is at a fair rate, I do not have any third party firewall and my system specs are more the the minimum requirements what seems to be the problem?

I presume the account is to be free because it is a demo.

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I downloaded the UT2004 demo for Mac and went to open it when I got this message;
"Unable to unarchive "UT2004-MAC-Demo3334.dmg.bz2" into "Desktop". (Error 2 - No such file or directorv.)
Any ideas how to run it guys?

A:Problem with UT2004 demo

Perhaps redownload... and ask this question in the MAC section - REASON why I say this is because there not many Mac users come to the gaming section and the error may not be game issue, but a general software problem.

Good luck! UT04 is still a pretty good game for its age - but the BIG problem I see that it appears that the full version is not supported or never came out. There are no patches available for Mac. Which means it will not connect to current online servers.

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I recently downloaded a the demo to Quake III Arena. The problem is, when I run the program, the intro "id" logo video runs, but when it gets to a menu, everything frezes stiff. All i see is the menu with dithered text and my speakers omitt a monotonic 'beep...beep...beep" sound. I've checked the requirements for the game. One web site,, has the required specs at 90mhz, 16 megs ram. Then there is a demo CD that I obtained from PC Gamer that had the demo, and it had the required specs at 266mhz, 64 megs ram! Then I looked on the retail box itself at a local store. The full game requires 233mhz and 64 megs ram.
My system is a Win98, a cruddy 233mhz Cyrix 6x86 and 64 megs of (SD)ram. As you can see I meet the full game specs, but who is right on the demo, the web site or the magazine disc? Besides, the only thing I lack with the disc demo specs is that I'm 33mhz off. I don't think this would crash the game menu. Also, I am using an old but still good Voodoo2 1000 with the latest drivers so it is compatible. If there is any solution, HELP!!!

A:Quake III demo problem

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so i have halo demo or trial installed (whatever you want to call it) and whenever try to run the program it will say HALO like its about to start but then it will minimize to the desktop and i cant make it come up again. sometimes i can here the music in the backround but usually not. I have already tried reinstalling it and everything.. PLEASE HELP! oh and by the way it used to work fine before but now it doesnt. oh and also when i close it it says "gathering exception data!" so i dont know

Windows XP proffesional SP3
2GB of ram
Intel Atom

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Hey all,

I downloaded the demo for BF 2142 to make sure I liked it afore I bought it. After install, I started it, the screen goes black... then it says that the game has stopped running. I have tried running as admin, different compatibility settings, nothin' works. Any help would be fantastical! here are my specs...

Vista Home Premium

Intel core 2 duo processor (64 bit, 1.8ghz each core)

Intel graphics media accelerator 950. (256mb)


A:BF 2142 Demo troubles...

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Well, someone or something downloaded a copy of the powereraser demo onto our computer, and now whenever we try and get rid of it, it just keeps coming back. We use the Opera browser, and it seems to be attached to that. we tried deleting the folder that contained the demo, but it came back! The files were permanently deleted and they came back! So, can someone help us?

A:Program won't go away! (Powereraser demo)

Have you tried "Spybot - Search and destroy", yet?

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I just downloaded the crysis demo, to check it out, and when I load it it just goes black and nothing happens...I have to go to task manager to shut it down?
Its a new Vista 64 install, so far most things have gone well, I have a few issues I cant figure out when I try to watch video in Explorer, and my HP printer, but all else is fine?

A:Crysis demo frozen

What are the specs of your PC?

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Okay, I just downloaded BF2 Demo. I Installed and everything, I start the game, everthing is fine , i recive the EA Games logo and music n krap. Than.. it freeze's on the theme song and the main screen of BF2, and i get the blue screen of death.. i know lol the blue screen says:

The problem seems to be caused by the following fileati2dvag.


The driver got stuck in an infinate loop

"hint": i have a ATI Radeon 9200 SE PCI 128mb DDR
thnx much

A:BF2 Demo Error Message...

could it be just the driver? or is it just due to youre ****** card?
get a decent pc if you know what's good for you!

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I can't uninstall ProText (an indexing program) demo and there nothing in Add/Remove software for me to get rid of this useless program.

I'm using WinXP Home -- will TweakUI safely remove this program?

A:Can't Uninstall ProText Demo

This support page will show you how to do exactly what you want.

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Well I downloaded this twice due to problems the first time round, thinking that it may have been a bad download, I tried again, but the problems are still there

Crackling sound, like static behind units, no marching sounds, infact if I was honest the sounds in all are pretty lame, when you compare to Medieval 2 the sounds in that for gunpowder units were simply terrific, but in Empire they seem somewhat poor, anyone else tried the demo and feels the same?

I hope that this is only down to it being a demo, some on official forums have said that Steam did cock up some of the files, how true this is I don't know, again it is all just guessing from people, until official word comes out, we won't know, but to say I am disappointed is an understatement, such a shame as I had really high hopes for this game, I'll still buy it but hope that these things can be addressed.

Also no blood effects, and for a war game its poor, again maybe a demo thing? if they have gone down that route then its not good at all

But my main concerns are that and the sounds, long load times don't particularly bother me, but I also had a crash trying to play the Brandywine battle, so things are a bit touch and go with this

Just hope it gets sorted that's all, or that it is as I have said down to it being a demo, only thing that makes me doubt this, is I think the demo for Medieval 2 was much better and no problems, I am worried, anyone else?

Jekyll and Hyde

A:Empire Total War Demo

Got the excact same problem myself. I actually made Dell come and repair my speakers because i thought they were the problem. Got the same problem with Medieval actually. Those static noices.
I'm gonna wait until i get the full version and check if i have the same problem. Got the problem with long loading screens as well. Guessing it's the demo that's not as good as it should be? Anyone else experiencing the same problems?

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I am looking for a screen recorder program to record step by step How-to demo for my products. I would appreciate if someone could suggest a good and inexpensive screen recorder software?

A:How to record a demo for my products

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I have a program, that offers a free demo for like 50 min. And even though i reinstall, and delete all the files, it still remembers that i used it already. Does anyone know, if theres a secret file it loads to somewhere or sumtin?

Pleaseee please help

A:How do i Extend a Free Demo...

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downloaded the benchmark, installed it, and when i try to launch it it gives me an error shown in the pic below
p.s. i have the newest red faction , and section 8 games they run perfectly normal on highest settings... my video card is ati radeon 4600 series v9.9
O/S win xp pro, sp3
dx 9c is up to date
seeing how most of others have no problems with the demo i cannot understand whats wrong

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I wanted to make sure this game would run on my system (my system supposedly exceeds requirements). System info is listed in the signature.

After I installed I tried to run and I got a message saying

"modified code not allowed. Please reinstall the game"

I have no clue what caused that error.

A:Solved: UT3 demo won't start

You need get an update (which is no longer hosted by the Unreal Tournament folks).


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Does anyone know where i can get a ulead video studio 9 demo from. I've just about given up!

A:Ulead VideoStudio 9 Demo

Is it safe to assume that you are specifically avoiding the ulead video studio 10, and ONLY want 9?

If so, I can't help. Just wanted to confirm you knew there was a 10 out.

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Hey there,

I like collecting store demos of products, and one that's caught my attention is the one for Windows 8. It plays a little "here's what your computer can do" video over and over, and lets you use all the features.

I notice it has a sample Microsoft account called Allison Brown.

I've tried copying all the hard drive contents off one of those demos to a flash drive, but it won't run on my regular computers. I also notice that if I use the "reset your PC" option on the kiosk demos, it'll turn into a regular Windows 8 without the demo stuff.

Is there some special installation disc/flash drive for retailers? I'm just curious - it's OK if nobody's allowed to distribute it due to legal reasons, but I was just curious how that demo was installed... obviously just copying the executables and trying to run them does not work.

I've even seen Windows RT demos with the Allison Brown account!

On that note, there used to be a "Windows Demo Experience" for Windows 7 that would show your computer's specs in a nifty little screen - same thing applies to that, I tried copying the files (I even used clonezilla and made a complete clone of a kiosk demo) and it doesn't run on anything. I'd love to know how to get a copy just for informational and collection purposes.

A:Windows 8 Kiosk Demo?

store demos ,wouldn't they just be a DVD and play in and DVD player or computer dvd player with the right software.
win8 doesn't have a dvd playing software by default some of us VLT player free on the net

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I have downloaded the Battlefield 2 Demo from about 6 different places and each one does the same thing. When I double-click the executable demo file, it opens the splash screen and then the first window of the installation. Before you can hit the "next" button, the installation closes down.

I have tried closing all running apps, have turned off my software and hardware firewalls, checked for viruses and spyware and nothing has helped.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

I have a P4 2.8
1 GB ram
Radeon 9600


A:Battlefield 2 Demo will not Install

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Hello, everybody. My Vista version is Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 32 bit and today I downloaded a Black & White 2 Demo from the Lionhead Studios website and while I ran the set-up to the program I received the error:

An error (-5009 : 0x8002802b) has occurred while running the setup.

Please make sure you have finished any previous setup and closed other applications. If the error still occurs, please contact your vendor: Lionhead Studios.

This happens each time I start the installation and I have no other applications running, and I have not setup any other computer games at this time. If I press OK it stops the installation and the same problem repeats each time I tr I installed another game a few days ago and no error like this occurred. I'm not sure what the problem is, since I'm not the best with computers, and I would like some help.

A:Problem Installing a Demo

Make sure everything is updated including Vista to SP2.

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Hi there i am cleaning up my computer and getting rid of files i dont need and came across a game demo i installed around 6 months ago and have tried to remove it from the add/remove section and i am getting an error of"An installation support file could not be installed the system cannot find the file specified"I have been to the search section and typed in my game title and deleted it from there and also been in to programs and been to a file folder that was in there and deleted it from there also. But its stuck in add/remove.I am wondering if anyone knows how to delete it from the add and remove section.Regards Grassy

A:cant uninstall a demo game

Have you thought of trying REVO Uninstaller free version

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