Games won't play

  fazza8 13:29 22 May 2005

I bought a PC for my 10 year old daughter to use and I have bought some games for her like Them Park. It seemed to install OK but when I tried to run it the screen clicked off and it dumped me back onto the desktop. Is something missing from the computer? Her is a profile of it :
Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Study_2 (in FAZZA8)
Profile Date: 22 May 2005 13:18:44
Advisor Version: 7.0m
Windows Logon: jenny

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (build 2600) Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: P4I45Gx_PE. 1.00
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P2.40 10/08/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
41.10 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
30.45 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6E040L0 [Hard drive] (41.11 GB) -- drive 0, s/n E1Q79W7E, rev NAR61EA0, SMART Status: Healthy 504 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot '0' has 512 MB
Slot '1' is Empty
Slot '2' is Empty
Slot '3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 41.10 GB 30.45 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
14/05/2005 13:51:12 (admin)
31/03/2005 12:36:31 (admin)
22/05/2005 13:00:53 (admin)
22/05/2005 13:01:36 (admin)
26/02/2005 15:08:41 (admin)
local system accounts
never (admin)
22/05/2005 13:11:01
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Canon i850 on \\ERICSLAP\Printer4
Canon i850 on \\H_LAPTOP\Canoni85
Canon i850 on \\STUDY_1\Printer3
Canon i850 on \\STUDY_1\Canoni850
Canon i850 on LPT1:
Canon i850 on \\STUDY_1\i850
Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Driver on \\ERICSLAP\Printer
Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Driver on \\H_LAPTOP\Printer
Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Driver on Microsoft Document Imaging Writer Port:

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
TEO VC171 [Monitor] (16.3"vis, October 2003)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Intel(r) 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7 C-Media AC97 Audio Device
Standard Game Port
Communications Other Devices

Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:0B:6A:F7:63:CF
USB FastVNET (AR) #3
primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:30:00:11:1C:B5

Networking Dns Server:
Intel(R) Graphics Chipset (KCH) Driver
Intel(R) Graphics Platform (SoftBIOS) Driver
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
USB Root Hub (4x)
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  Totally-braindead 14:18 22 May 2005

Theme Park is an older game, it may not be compatible with XP. Suggest you look on the game website and see if there is a patch.

  VoG II 14:26 22 May 2005

Or try running it in compatibility mode click here

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