Over the last couple days I tried to install ' command and conquer - the first decade' and Battle for Middle Earth II and the expansion pack and could not get past the splash screen. I first tried this in Vista Ultimate 64 bit. I looked for updated drivers - started with nvidia. Ran the games as 'administrator' using the shortcut on the desktop. I uninstalled and tried each game again. ( I dual boot on this machine) I tried to install both games on XP sp2. Each time I attempted to play either games - it's kicks me back to desktop. In vista I then tried 'compatibilty mode' for xp sp2. Then the game asks me to insert the correct disk. I attempted that - then I thought - maybe it is because I am using an LG Sata dvd drive, so I installed the NEC ide drive I had sitting around (less than a year old) - Bam - same errors. I have installed these games on other PCs in my house in the past - the disks are good I can play Sup com and bf2142 - I have had them installed for months. Thoughts? Help? Thanks in advance.