Hey guys, I recently purchased the Dawn of War/Dawn of War Winter Assault box set, however when I insert the CD it opens a window with the icon 'Play the Game' where i believe the 'Install Icon' should be. I went to the 'Browse CD' link which opened everything the CD contains and selected 'DawnOfWar' and everything that seemed to relate to installation. When I selected it, it stated the game was already installed, however when I searched the computer there were no traces of anything related to do with DoW.
Regardless I tried to install Winter Assault which said I needed to install DoW.
Thanks in advance
uhm.. this is a strange one... Have you ever played Dawn of War before? - I know you said you don't own it, but you may have borrowed a copy. Additionally, what about the Demos? Have you played them or had them installed on your computer? Other than that, I can't think what the problem would be... A right puzzle.
[COLOR=royalblue]Are you or have you ran a Virtual Emulator ?? Now there is a quandry also...<<<
Nerdette alright ;) But I doubt somehow it is a Virus or Trojan. I wonder... Have you ever used a program called Daemon Tools? - I don't know if this would be related to your problem, but there are people I know who have had issues with their CD drives after installing / un-installing Daemon Tools.
[COLOR=royalblue]Mr. Moderator...daemon was what I was thinking of at first too there bud, and ty for that vote of understanding...I may be a nerdette, but hey I can read...LOL and in order to remove daemon tools the biggest pain is getting the system to recognize there is no longer the L drive or whatever drive letter was assigned to the the Virtual drive...you may try to look and see if you can uninstall that drive if you've used it...Diaff[/COLOR]
I did buy this computer off a friend, who I have just contacted and he said he did have DoW on this computer, but a pirated copy which he deleted. And yes Daemon tools was on this computer if that helps at all. Ahh its driving me crazy.
And no I have never played any demos or heard of Virtual Emulator. I dont think I have a virus, I am quite safe when it comes to downloading things.
SabrinaTheGoodWitch;3253703[COLOR=royalblue]Mr. Moderator...daemon was what I was thinking of at first too there bud[/COLOR][/quote]Isn't it annoying when you know what you are trying to say, but simply can't think of the word / name? [COLOR=royalblue][/COLOR] [COLOR=royalblue][COLOR=black]SabrinaTheGoodWitch;3253703[/COLOR]and ty for that vote of understanding...I may be a nerdette, but hey I can read...LOL[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/quote]You are quite welcome :p[/COLOR] [COLOR=royalblue][/COLOR] [COLOR=royalblue][COLOR=black]There is your "two" problems. A friend of mine had a copy of Dawn of War, installed it fine, and then (after the release of Winter Assault) got that. The only problem he then had was one of his brothers ended up with the copy of Winter Assault, and when he bought a new copy, it wouldn't work. Again with Daemon Tools, they are a bitch to remove, I'll have a look for the un-installation page at some point. [quote=Diaff;3255998]And no I have never played any demos or heard of Virtual Emulator. I dont think I have a virus, I am quite safe when it comes to downloading things.SabrinaTheGoodWitch;3253703[/COLOR]and in order to remove daemon tools the biggest pain is getting the system to recognize there is no longer the L drive or whatever drive letter was assigned to the the Virtual drive...you may try to look and see if you can uninstall that drive if you've used it...Diaff[/COLOR]There is / was a website somewhere that goes about un-installing Daemon Tools Manually. Doing it automatically is fine, but you can be certain they didn't compile the un-install.exe correctly. [quote=Diaff;3255998]I did buy this computer off a friend, who I have just contacted and he said he did have DoW on this computer, but a pirated copy which he deleted. And yes Daemon tools was on this computer if that helps at all.
I don't think any of this matters now. It is the fact that you've had Dawn of War installed before hand and Daemon Tools that is the problem. I do ask though, when you put the CD in the drive, and it comes up with "play" have you actually tried clicking on "play"? - Just to see if it will work. I'd also advise you to go into Control Panel, and then Add / Remove Programs and see if DoW is in that list, if so, un-install it. This may come down to you having to reformat. There is quite possibly a way without doing so, just so happens I do not know that way.
Edit: How To Uninstall Daemon Tools: UNINSTALLATION (Recommended): Click Start Select Settings Click Control Panel Double-click on Add/Remove Programs Scroll and click on DAEMON Tools Click Remove
UNINSTALLATION (Manual): Enter device manager In Windows 9x/ME, right-click on My Computer, and click Device Manager In Windows NT/2000/XP, click Start, click Run, type devmgmt.msc, and click OK Goto the System section Delete 'PnP BIOS Extension' - If you unsure whether to delete it, goto the driver tab and click driver details, then check the version of the driver (should be same version as your DAEMON Tools) Reboot your computer Follow UNINSTALLATION (Recommended)
That would solve the daemon tools problem, but what about the pirated DoW? As I don't have an answer to this one myself, I am eager to know also.
One would think an Un-install would take care of the problem, whether he had a cracked version before or a proper version. However this isn't the case. Under normal circumstances, I'd direct you to Relic Forums, but you can hardly go over there and say "my friend installed an illegal copy of Dawn of War, he then sold me his Computer, and now I can't get a legal copy to work". As suggested by me above, the only thing I can think of is to re-format your computer.
Somethin like this happend to me, but i know what i did wrong so i could fix it, i was trying to mod and messed up my root dow folder, so i was going to do a complete reinstall to fix it, right? Wrong! I detleted the folders instead of uninstalling them, it took me ages to get the files back so i could uninstall, if you cant find the files in your recycling bin, i cant help you, sorry...