Hi guys and gals - first post but been using MS's flight sim products for some time now.
Last year I bought FSX Gold edition - loaded fine and was great to use.
This year I had my hard drive fail on me and so had to replace with a couple of new ones.
I now cannot install FSX Gold and have been trying for weeks now. In desperation I bought a completely new sealed edition of FSX Gold yesterday - which I still cannot load.
My machine spec
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.00 GHz
2 x 500mb Samsung hard drives in Raid (as one drive)
Vista 32 Home Premium
Graphics - Radeon HD 4870 Vapor-X - 2 GB DDR5 - PCI-Express 2.0
The cd/dvd player is 100% fine, I can load any other game I own and it reads cd's and dvd's with no problem.
It is NOT a dirty or scratched disc set, it is only my SFX discs that wont play/install.
This is the FIRST disc - there are 3 - 2 for fsx and 1 for Accelaration, I cannot get the first disc to run to even start installation.
It does not show in 'my computer' when inserted
It spins up and is being read to a degree but not enough to show up in my computer - so I cannot even explore the disc and start setup from there.
If I start a command prompt and type D:setup.exe it will not start.
If I put it into my wifes laptop I can explore it - it is not the disc.
When exploring in another machine what files can I copy to start the installation process in my own pc?
I tried copying the setup files but just got errors when trying to install using these so there must be more to it than that.
There is a lot on the web about people having trouble when it comes to disc 2 - this is NOT that problem, I cant install disc one.