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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nichos, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:01 AM.

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  1. nichos

    nichos Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    W10 PC with internal & external DVD Drives.

    When I load in either a DVD & open to see its contents the executable "setup" file you see in the 1st attached scan is not highlighted & does not run to setup the program, & the same happens with other DVDs inserted in either drive..

    These two PC drives worked up to recently & the executable files were highlighted. & run the programs OK

    Now the same dvd inserted in a laptop opens the same application "setup" file, shown in the next scan, is highlighted & works when double clicked indicating that there is nothing wrong with the DVD disks.

    Which program or files are corrupted in the PC & affect the DVD drives so? …..thanx ….nick
     

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  2. lunarlander

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    Is the software that you are trying to install a trial version? Some trial versions hide things in the registry and prevents a re-install once the trial period is up.
     
  3. nichos

    nichos Thread Starter

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    NO, is the full MS Flight Sim dvds (2 off) I purchased from MS 12 yrs ago, & used it 4-5 times with no difficulty.
     
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  4. plodr

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    You need to check the update history on the Win 10 PC to see what has been installed recently. One of the updates probably broke something.
     
  5. nichos

    nichos Thread Starter

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    I tried to reinstall FSX but the setup file in the disk is greyed out, I will try to reinstall W10 to see if there is a repair option there..

    Maybe the DVD drives's drivers are corrupted although I tried to reinstall them & they reported the ones fitted are a newer version.
     
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  6. plodr

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    Sometimes MS's newer drivers are not the best for your drives.
    Rollback the DVD driver.
     
  7. Oddba11

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    If it was a DVD drive driver issue, the device wouldn't be working at all. A driver issue wouldn't manifest in some files on the disc not being useable.

    Files and icons being greyed out is a Win10 issue. A Google search shows (among other things) that this can occur when the software is available in the MS Store and/or when it has already been installed (or at least Windows believes it to be installed).
     
  8. nichos

    nichos Thread Starter

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    In desperation I tried to roll back to previous 4 dates saved but they appeared detective so I bit the bullet & reinstalled W10, which finished successfully but still the FSX "setup" file is greyed out and am stuck.

    Tried desperately for hrs to find how to replace the dvd from M.Soft with out success. They take you round the houses avoiding the issue.

    It looks my sim days are over after 10-15 years of pleasure, the ruddy thing was so accurate & realistic but cannot afford now in my 90s to pay again.
     

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  9. lunarlander

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    So what's left to consider is:

    a) your dvd drive maybe defective.
    b) your flight sim disk is defective
    c) your flight sim does not work with the latest Win 10 with patch updates

    So for a) you can replace your dvd drive. Costs around $20 https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E168279...yMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

    b) you will have to buy a new flight sim program

    c) if you have an older machine not in use, you can load an old version of Windows that you know works with the flight sim. and use the flight sim only on that machine
     
  10. nichos

    nichos Thread Starter

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    Thanx,

    a) The two drives in the PC run other DVDs OK.

    b) I installed FSX in W10 & was working for years, now wanted to use the FSX DVD & run the repair hoping it would fix a corruption that occurred for unknown reason.

    c) Purchasing FSX again is out of the question.

    d) With the "setup" not working in the disk it would not load on anything.

    Does anybody know how to go about to get MSoft to replace bought DVDs that went defective?, I am sure they used to say they did replace genuine disks.

    Thanx all for trying to help.
     
  11. Couriant

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    Have you tried Program Compatibility Mode since it's 12 yrs old (or more)?
     
  12. nichos

    nichos Thread Starter

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    The program is installed & used a lot until this notice you see 3 post up. So I think there is no compatibility issues.

    It was this noticed that prompted me to use the setup in the DVD. .....Thanx
     
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