Author Topic: 3d pinball won't work(fixed)  (Read 4914 times)

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justin1278

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3d pinball won't work(fixed)
« on: November 08, 2005, 02:09:55 AM »
the 3d pinball game won't work i click on the game and it shows the black screen that says 3d pinball than just goes away and doesn't start. So i end up back at my desktop even though i clicked on the game. Is this because of some kind of malware if so how can i fix it.

Windows XP Home Edition SP2 All updates
AMD Sempron 2800+
80 GB HD
« Last Edit: November 10, 2005, 01:15:04 AM by justin1278 »

Offline MikeBCda

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Re: 3d pinball won't work
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2005, 06:08:45 PM »
If you mean the game that comes with Win XP, I've got no problems with it on my system.  Malware's a remote possiblity, but I'd say unlikely if you're not running into the problem with other apps.

Another possibility is that you've got problems with Direct-X, which many if not most graphics-intensive games and similar apps rely on.  Try checking it with the  Win DX Diagnostic -- if you don't have a shortcut to it anywhere, it's C:\WINDOWS\system32\dxdiag.exe on my system.
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ams

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Re: 3d pinball won't work
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005, 06:36:23 PM »
You can always uninstall then reinstall the program if the above doesnt work. Sounds like a Windows glitch.

justin1278

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Re: 3d pinball won't work
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005, 10:24:54 PM »
how do i reinstall the 3d pinball game that came with windows XP

ams

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Re: 3d pinball won't work
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 03:32:32 AM »
control panel>add or remove programs>add/remove windows components>accessories and utilities (details)>games (details)>pinball (click) *restart* then repeat process again to install pinball

justin1278

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Re: 3d pinball won't work
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2005, 04:00:18 AM »
ok will try it.

justin1278

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Re: 3d pinball won't work(fixed)
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2005, 01:14:19 AM »
Ok fixed it pinball works. I even fixed something else i couldn't figure out how to fix.