I'm not sure where to post this but I'm running Windows XP so I put it here-Mods please feel free to move it.
My son received Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix by EA games for christmas. Actually he received 2 coppies one from each set of grandparents. He was very clear about what he wanted! LOL
Anyway neither disc will install. I get prompts to enter the serial # and accept the terms of service and then nothing. There's a "please wait" prompt on the screen for about 30, the light on the DVD is flashing for that time. Then a black box flickers on the screen for a fraction of a second and then nothing. There's just my desktop, the light on the DVD isn't flashing, nothing else happens. Neither disc works but other games are running fine on our system.
According to this website http://www.systemrequirementsl.....rer/srtest I have the minimum requirements to play the game.
This is what it said about my system;
Minimum: Pentium 4 or comparable
You Have: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ PASS
Minimum: 1.6 GHz
You Have: 1.67 GHz Performance Rated at 2.00 GHz PASS
Minimum: 256 MB
You Have: 511.5 MB PASS
Minimum: Windows XP (32-bit version)/Vista
You Have: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) PASS
Minimum: 32 MB video card (128 MB for Vista) with Hardware T&L (NVIDIA GeForce2+ / ATI Radeon 7000+)
You Have: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (GeForce FX 5200) PASS
Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card Video RAM: Required - 32 MB , You have - 128.0 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Video Card Driver Version (DirectX)
Your driver version number is: 22.214.171.12421 FYI: Your video card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper video card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.
Minimum: 9.0c (included)
You Have: 9.0c PASS
You Have: Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller PASS
Sound Card Driver Version
Your driver version number is: 126.96.36.19950 FYI: Your sound card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper sound card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.
Free Disk Space
Minimum: 5 GB (EA Link version requires 9GB to download and install)
You Have: 40.5 GB PASS
Minimum: 8X speed DVD-ROM. This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some DVD-ROM, DVD-RW and virtual drives.
You Have: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4520B
I have all avaliable updates for XP as well as all updates for my video/audio drivers. I'm making sure there is nothing else running when I attempt to instal including background programs like my firewall.
Any help would be greatly aprieciated I've run out of ideas. And my son is frantic to play this game!