So here is my problem
I just found back my Settlers 4 and I want to play it because it was a lot of fun.
I'll copy the post I red because it's the exact same problem : When I insert the disk, it goes through some kind of Autorun and I'm presented with a Settlers 4 window which gives me the option to install, play single player, play multi player, view Blue Byte news, and to go to their website. Playing single and multi player are greyed out, as the game is not yet installed.
I then press the Install option, my CD drive spins up, I get the little blue loading circle next to the mouse for a few seconds... then nothing. The CD drive stops making any noise, and nothing happens.
I heard that Vista can sometimes be a little slow to open .exe files, so I left the computer alone for an hour and a half to see if anything changed. It didn't.
If I use the Task Manager, I can see that "setup.exe" is showing as running, drawing somewhere in the region of 1,800k memory (it alters on each attempt), and 0% CPU. If I press to install several times without restarting the computer or ending the initial setup.exe process, it shows "setup.exe" in the Task Manager a few times over, all with similar memory usage, and 0% CPU for them all.
I have attempted to run it in compatibility mode as XP Service Pack 2, and Windows 98/ME, with no success. I've also selected "Run as administrator".
I have even disabled Data Execution Prevention to attempt an install, without success. (I have re-enabled DEP since!).
I know the disk is working as I'm presented with the Autorun front screen giving me the option to choose to install, but it won't progress any further, so I'm convinced it's my computer.
I also tried this following : Completely uninstall the game.
Press the Windows Key + R
Type in the Run Command: msconfig
Click the Services tab
Check the Box entitled, "Hide All Microsoft Services"
Press "Disable All"
Restart your computer.
I am running on a Dell inspiron 1750, Windows Vista 64bits SP2. I have more than required to run this game... I think my comp is a lost cause I think but I really hope you can do something to help me, I can't wait to hear that themes musics
Thank you ^^