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    SHA - "Nancy Drew Engine Has Stopped Working"

    When I try to open SHA, my screen turns black (the way it usually starts opening ND games), but then it takes me back to my desktop and I get a message that says:

    "Nancy Drew Engine Has Stopped Working:
    Windows is looking for a solution to the problem"

    And Windows hasn't found a solution... ;p
    I'm on Windows Vista. SHA usually works perfectly fine; the last time I played it was last week (partner play ;) and it was fine.

    Help, please?


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    maybe try uninstalling and then installing again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elenora View Post
    When I try to open SHA, my screen turns black (the way it usually starts opening ND games), but then it takes me back to my desktop and I get a message that says:

    "Nancy Drew Engine Has Stopped Working:
    Windows is looking for a solution to the problem"

    And Windows hasn't found a solution... ;p
    I'm on Windows Vista. SHA usually works perfectly fine; the last time I played it was last week (partner play ;) and it was fine.

    Help, please?
    Have you checked the Tech Support page for Windows Vista installations?
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    Hmm...that is strange. Did you uninstall the game last week, and then reinstall it again this week? If that's the case, then it's possible that some of the files weren't properly uninstalled. Manually uninstalling and then reinstalling the game should fix this. If this isn't the case, then I guess I'm no help, huh? Hopefully another user has had a similar experience and can help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haunted_mansion View Post
    Have you checked the Tech Support page for Windows Vista installations?
    Yep. The game seemed to be installed fine; I've played it many times before...

    I guess uninstalling/installing seems like my only solution...
    Thanks everyone :D


    unless some sweetness
    ...at ... the ...bottom .. lie ,
    ...who ..cares ..for .all .the
    ...crinkling . of .. the .. pie ?


    ......... , · · · · , .
    .......(,.¸../ | \..¸.,)
    ........`\.``"""""´´.
    ..........`""-----""´

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