game works on one (XP) profile but not other ???

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Old 10-02-06, 12:05 PM
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game works on one (XP) profile but not other ???

My son has been playing GTA: San Andreas on his own profile on OS - XP without any problems. Yesterday, he was unable to do so. I went on my profile and was able to load and play the game. I shutdown the computer and restarted but still unable to play game on his profile. All his other games work. Without having to uninstall the game and re-install it - is there any way to get the game to work on his profile again? We own an eMachine W4682. We had a similiar problem about 6 months ago and we created another profile so he could play any games that didn't work on the his original profile. Any ideas? Thank you.
 
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Old 10-02-06, 12:23 PM
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Does his user id have proper rights? You can check this by seeing if he can create a text file in the directory that GTA exists. If he can create a file there, then he most likely has proper rights.

A worst case scenario way to try this if you don't care about the current profile or anything in it would be to copy the profile that works to the default user profile. Once you have done this, delete your son's old profile and have him log in again. He will then pull the fresh default user profile which will look very similar to yours, including favorites, wallpaper, etc.

Good luck.
 
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Old 10-03-06, 01:38 PM
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Does he get any errors?
Try re-installing the games using his profile.
 
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