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Post by Kentleman2 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:21 pm

I thought I would be helpful and install NWN on a laptop which belongs to my son (age 40) and granddaughter. He He. I also thought it would be nice if they could have access to a couple of my favorite PWs. Then it went to ......! I downloaded and installed the Playerpack, Playerpack Patch, CEP2.4, etc. I compared the files to the one on my own computer. They were all the same size.
When I to get in I got the char. creation screen, made a test PC, and hit 'play'. I got a message frame which was entirely blank. On a black screen. Then, of course, I got booted. I then put in my player name and password. All my toons came up. I picked one and hit 'play. Same thing. My machine still works fine. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.
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Re: Bad Installation

Post by Angel of Death on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:40 pm

The only thing I can think of which has happened here, is that you logged in with your own account on all 3 computers, which uses 3 different cdkeys on each, and the script The Amethyst Dragon installed which prevents unauthorized access kicked in and booted you...

It would explain why you can login on your own computer perfectly fine, but cannot login using your son or granddaughter's laptops. Smile


I could be wrong though, it has occurred before. Razz


Idea: Could test it out by trying to use a different nwn account on your son and/or your granddaughter's laptop to login and see if you can get into Aenea and create a character.
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Re: Bad Installation

Post by Kentleman2 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:44 pm

Sounds like that could be it. Especially since I replaced the HD and haven't activated Win XP yet. LOL

Thanks a lot Angel.
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Re: Bad Installation

Post by Angel of Death on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:21 pm

No problem. Smile
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Re: Bad Installation

Post by Eric of Atrophy on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:11 am

Let us know how it goes!
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Post by Kentleman2 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:33 am

Weeelll; it goes badly. This laptop was delivered to me by my 40 yr old son, broken. It was used by his daughter, mostly for gaming. The HD was mechanically challenged. I finally chased a replacement down and bought it. I could not afford a new operating system, so he called his sister-in-law in So. Cal. (The original owner.) and she shipped the system discs to us. The machine came up just fine. It is XP Home.
Then I tried to activate Windows XP. None of the standard activation processes worked. Apparently Microsoft is really into Windows 7. So I guess I'm going to have give my grandaughter a non-activated machine for her birthday. Sad
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Re: Bad Installation

Post by Elhanan on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:28 am

Sorry to hear it.

May I suggest looking at Amazon and TigerDirect as a couple of more reasonable internet locations? I can recommend both for service and QA.
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RE: BAD INSTALLATION

Post by Kentleman2 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:20 am

Well, thank you all for your help and concern. I finally figured out what was going on. It seems that some company's system disks are pre-activated. Since I've never been requested to activate, HP must be one of them. I've been fighting the Smoke Dragon, with predictable results. Embarassed I created a NEW account on Gamespy. Logged into Aenea. Made a PC. Got in. Please remove the PC. The player name is Fulltest101. I'm stripping this account from Gamespy, so it won't be used again.

Sorry for being such a dunce. And thank you all again for concern and support.

ken cheers
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Re: Bad Installation

Post by Angel of Death on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:34 am

Good to hear that you got it working right! Smile
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Re: Bad Installation

Post by daveyeisley on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:16 pm

Awesome news Smile

yes, some manufacturer's provide their systems to the customer with a version of the OS pre-installed and pre-activated. This is often done with special coding on the disc that detects the type of hardware used on the system, and once it verifies the manufacturer's hardware, it installs a certificate that bypasses activation.

As long as you dont get any pop-ups or 'keyring' icons in the system tray that reference how many days you have left to activate, you should be good to go!
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