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Brand New Computer Brand New Skyrim disc - will not load

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December 29, 2011 5:50:55 AM

HP Pavillian dvd6-6b47dx entertainment PC - AMD A8-3510MX APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.80 GHz - 8G RAM Windows 7 Premium 64 bit

brand new computer, bought tonight, and I opened a brand new Skyrim cd and put it in the PC...............nothing
Put Oblivion in, works fine - Skyrim - Nada!
Put Skyrim in my mom's computer - opens right up to load.............put it back in my new computer - Nada!
Put Skyrim in my lil bro computer - opens right up to load..............Put it back in my new computer - nada nada nada!

why?

December 29, 2011 1:20:21 PM

Does the Skyrim-dvd show in "my computer" ?
December 29, 2011 1:22:19 PM

Activate skyrim on "your mom's computer" via steam. Download steam on your new computer, log in on steam, click on library, double click on Skyrim and start downloading.
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December 29, 2011 3:38:36 PM

semperfidelis said:
Does the Skyrim-dvd show in "my computer" ?


No, Skyrim does not "show" on my computer
December 29, 2011 3:40:28 PM

semperfidelis said:
Activate skyrim on "your mom's computer" via steam. Download steam on your new computer, log in on steam, click on library, double click on Skyrim and start downloading.



I'll try this, thanks. Do you know why this is happening? Why will it work on two older systems, and not my brand new one. Should I take my new computer back? Is it a pile of junk?
December 29, 2011 3:49:18 PM

Try inserting other discs in your computer. If they work without problems, then it's a problem with your DVD drive, not your computer. The same thing's happened to me but on DVD my friend had burnt. It worked fine with everybody else's computers, but in mine, it showed up as empty.
December 29, 2011 4:04:54 PM

there's 2 types of DVDs DVD+ and DVD-
some people and manufacturers seem to have forgotten about the fact
December 29, 2011 5:38:12 PM

Oblivian works fine, plus movie dvds work fine too.
AntiZig, whats the difference between DVD+ and DVD-
December 30, 2011 10:40:39 AM

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AntiZig, whats the difference between DVD+ and DVD-


I think DVD+ is faster than DVD-, but you have a new computer, so it should have a new DVD drive, which can read both.
December 30, 2011 6:18:03 PM

Were using a downloaded copy until we figure out how to get the cd to work - I don't know how to download from steam without having to pay for it again. There's no way I'm going to pay $60 again!
December 31, 2011 3:34:12 PM

Well, I suppose you can try their Technical Support... :whistle: 
December 31, 2011 8:03:37 PM

I'd rather eat a live toad.
January 1, 2012 2:12:19 AM

aschen said:
I'd rather eat a live toad.

:lol: 
January 3, 2012 12:25:23 PM

when you open steam, there's an option to activate game on steam. You can do so when you have bought a disk by typing in the serial key that's provided with the disk. After that you'll be able to download and install from Steam.
February 5, 2012 9:55:33 PM

aschen said:
Were using a downloaded copy until we figure out how to get the cd to work - I don't know how to download from steam without having to pay for it again. There's no way I'm going to pay $60 again!


Did you find a solution for this?

I have the same problem
February 13, 2012 1:45:46 AM

teamk said:
Did you find a solution for this?

I have the same problem



We never did find a solution, I hope you have better luck. Please post it here if you finde one! :fou: 
February 13, 2012 6:15:46 AM

AntiZig said:
there's 2 types of DVDs DVD+ and DVD-
some people and manufacturers seem to have forgotten about the fact

makes no difference on todays hardware. the only difference between the 2 formats is 1 is 4.3gb the other 4.7gb...
more likley its a bad dvd drive but even if he manages to install it, its unlikely to have enough grunt to run it in any meaning full way as its a web browsing laptop built for battery life not gaming performance.
February 13, 2012 1:41:40 PM

it's an A8 llano, it will run skyrim on low no problem...

In regard to dvd differences, I agree, it SHOULD make no difference, but sometimes it does. I know it goes against all common sense, but things happened, who am I to argue against them.

In any case, I don't see why they wouldn't be able to download the game via steam, since it's required to run the game regardless.
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