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    Continuing Administrator/Computer problems Please?

    Hi everybody, More problems I'm afraid. Have set this as a New Post as It Is different?

    I have a situation going on In my Computer at the moment with games/simulations which I seem to have no control over.

    There are Three games in questiion whih I will cover indiviually

    1. Silent hunter 4 Gold Edition. This can be played and then saved, go and play something else, come back to SH4 and play a new scenario
    or a saved game.

    2. Majong Towers Does exactly as above

    3. Monopoly New Edition does exactly the same as both above.

    HERE'S THE PROBLEM

    When I close the Computer down At Night and Restart It In the Morning none of the above Work from their Desktop Shortcuts.


    This Is beginning to really annoy me because I don't know what I'm doing wrong to cause this problem?

    I have removed and Reinstalled these programmes on several occassions with no luck

    Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated please

    Many thanks

    Paul.​

    #2
    Hi Paul,
    As I have pointed out before, and Gerry in his post, it appears to be a problem with your system.

    First - is it ONLY those three games which won't start from their Desktop shortcuts? For example, does MSTS work OK at all times?
    If so, are those 3 games on a different drive to your other programs, like MSTS and Open Rails? If so, have you plugged that drive into your PC?

    You can check which drive any game is expected to be on by right-clicking its Desktop shortcut, then selecting 'Properties'. The 'Target' line shows the path for the game - ie drive letter and folder.
    Start Explorer and in the left panel, look for that drive. If it's there, left-click it and in the main panel you'll see all the folders and files on that drive. Open the game folder and double-left click its executable. Does the game start properly?

    I suggest you do the above AFTER clicking the Desktop shortcut has failed to start the game.

    Cheers,
    Ged

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      #3
      last year on my birthday my computer got hit by lightning from a bad storm

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        #4
        Hi everybody, I seem to have created a Mega Problem here.

        Whilst trying to sort out this problem, earlier Today, I had a Blue screen message saying
        "Your Computer has encountered a Problem and needs to Restart"

        But after several Restarts and receiving the same "Your Computer has encountered a Problem and needs to Restart" message
        I decided to scrap the lot and Start again.

        I have Re-Installed a New Windows 10 and Re-Installed the following Games/Simulations:-

        MONOPOLY NEW EDITION, MSTS With some Additional Routes and Silent Hunter 4 "Wolves of the Pacific" GOLD EDITION.

        BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM AGAIN?

        I have Run all three Games And switched between them several Times with varying Saves and they started and Ran OK.

        But this time I didn't wait until the evening to shut Down and Re-Start In the morning, This time I Shut down the Computer a
        Couple of Hours Ago.

        Guess what? It's done the same thing again, None of the Taskbar Shortcuts are responding.

        As said previously All these Games/Simulations Have run Before on this Windows 10 OS, all Installed In Drive C:\(followd by the Game Title).

        Don't have a clue what to do with this anymore. Really need some help with this one.

        Many thanks

        Paul.

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          #5
          Hi Paul,
          You've now told us that all the problem games are on drive C:. Is that where MSTS and Open Rails are located? Do they start OK?

          With respect, can you please do what I suggested in the last two paragraphs of my previous post and post the results?

          Also, you seem intent on installing Silent Hunter, Monopoly and Mahjong Towers together. It's possible that one of them is causing the problem. I suggest that next time you 'start from scratch', you ONLY install Monopoly and check if that works OK If it does, then install Mahjong Towers and do a similar check. If that is OK, install Silent Hunter and repeat the check. If any one game doesn't start properly, go back to square one and install the other games one at a time, checking that it works correctly before adding the other. This way, you MAY be able to find which is causing the problem.

          Cheers,
          Ged

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            #6
            Hi Ged, hope your well.

            As of your last Post Yesterday "My Desktop shortcuts, then selecting 'Properties'. The 'Target' on all three Games/Simulations are correctly Titled.

            My Games/Simulation your quote "you seem intent on installing Silent Hunter, Monopoly and Mahjong Towers together. Is Incorrect, they were Installed Individually and checked to see If they were working correctly before continuing to the next One.

            At the moment I only have these Three Games Installed, However, this Morning, I again Uninstalled all three Games with the Intention of starting again afresh.

            Ho! Ho! guess I really don't know what I am doing after all!

            Having Re-Installed Silent Hunter 4 only again, Shortcut Is not working. Going out shortly so will have to leave the rest of this for about an Hour.

            Regards

            Paul.​

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              #7
              HI everybody, now I'm totally confused.

              A few Years ago when I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 I purchased Windows 10 on a USB stick.

              I installed this Version of Windows 10 on my main Desktop and also on my ACER Laptop.

              A while ago I decide to Fishout my Old Laptop and Install MONOPOLY, Silent Hunter 4 and 1MSTS to Drive C:\.

              Guess what! Their all working correctly.

              My question now is:- What is missing from my Main Computer to stop these working?

              It's beyond my compression But you guys out there that have been so helpful so far might have some Idea.

              Many thanks

              Paul.​

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                #8
                Hi Paul,
                I didn't know you could legitimately purchase Win 10 on a USB stick!!

                Anyway, back to the problem with your main PC.
                I asked you before to open the folder containing a game and double-click its executable. Please do that. Does the game start OK? If not, try running NotePad or WordPad. Do they start OK?
                If not, then there would seem to be a problem with the Registry in that .exe files are not being recognised correctly (I have seen this problem before!). Please come back with the your answers to the above 2 questions. Thanks

                Cheers,
                Ged

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                  #9
                  Hi Ged.


                  Double Clicking the SH4 Shortcut does nothing. Notepad and Wordpad are both working.

                  thanks

                  Paul.

                  P.S. I purchased the Windows 10 HOME USB stick from Microsoft's web site it came in a box with Microsoft logo.s and there address Redmond USA also Dublin. The USB stick Also has Microsoft written on it, so I hope it's legit.

                  Last edited by pcohen; 11-15-2023, 09:38 AM.

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                    #10
                    Hi Paul,
                    That Win 10 USB would seem to be OK Thanks

                    It appears that you probably don't have a Registry problem but there might be something wrong with the SH4 shortcut.
                    I'm assuming that when you double-click the existing shortcut nothing happens, not even any kind of message.

                    Right-click the existing short cut and make a note of any characters following 'SH4.exe', including any double-quotes on the 'Target' line.
                    I suggest that you now :
                    1. Delete the SH4 shortcut from your Desktop (right-click it and select 'Delete')
                    2. Go to the folder containing SH4.exe, right-click it and left-click 'Send To' then left-click 'Desktop (create shortcut)'.
                    3. You should now see a new shortcut but it could be anywhere on the Desktop. You can rename it and move it to wherever you wish.
                    4. If you noted any characters following SH4.exe in the original shortcut, they should be added to the 'Target' line on the new shortcut, exactly as they appeared in the original.
                    5. Try double-clicking the new shortcut.

                    If it still doesn't work, you may need to check the Registry for Silent Hunter entries. I can't help with that because I don't, currently, have the program.

                    Cheers,
                    Ged

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                      #11
                      Hi Ged.

                      Unfortunatelty changing the SH Shortcut did not work, still not responding.

                      Guessing this Is another One of my Administrator nightmares?

                      On a good note, having Re-Installed Monopoly and MSTS and they are now both working after shutting down completely and restarting again for four times with no reported problems. Which was the Initial problem.

                      Also forgot to mention Windows 10 USB stick also came with a Card with the Microsoft Logo and a Windows 10 Home product key with 25 Digits.

                      Many thanks

                      Paul

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                        #12
                        Hi Paul,
                        Then the problem could be with either Silent Hunter or Mahjong Towers. I would suspect SH4 as you've only recently mentioned Mahjong Towers.

                        Cheers,
                        Ged

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                          #13
                          Hi Ged, thanks for that, will keep trying.

                          Paul.

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                            #14
                            Paul, I might suggest making a restore point for your computer if everything is working.



                            If you are really feeling motivated, do a full backup as well

                            Learn how to back up apps, settings, files, photos, and Microsoft Edge favorites and preferences on your Windows PC.



                            I would do that before installing either Silent Hunter or Mahjong Towers.

                            It's a lot less work to restore from a backup than it is to try and do everything all over again step by step. Once that's done, then start messing with Silent Hunter and Mahjong Towers.

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                              #15
                              HI Eric, thanks for reply.

                              Everything is working OK at the moment apart from sorting out the Administrator problem In Silent Hunter 4?

                              Thanks

                              Paul.

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