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new purchased cd for bejeweled 2   deluxe installs  and works great on compaq laptop with windows xp professional  however same cd on  friend's compaq laptop with windows me installs great however, on shart up it takes over 8 minutes to get to  shart this game click and then freezes  and only way to cancel   it is to manually shut down the compaq.    I have removed and installed cd 3x, used fix outlet on the cd itself, no temporary  files  I got rid of them,  control,alt and delete doesn't come up when I request it.  All other game cds work just fine so  i thought it was the cd itself but I   got great results with my compaq . please help as this is here favorite game. Thank you ahead of time.  plumeriaflower
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The problem could be a couple of different things, it depends... does the problem laptop have sufficient specs for the game? (Good enough CPU, RAM, video?) The issue a lot of people will point out here is you are running windows ME, which is a very old (and many consider unstable) operating system.

You could try updating the directx drivers and so forth, but microsoft has ended support for windows ME. If the laptop supports it, I would recommend upgrading to windows XP. Otherwise try updating your video drivers and directx drivers and hope for the best...
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Thank you for your reply.  I checked the item you listed above.  The windows me  had  to be changed as you suggested.  The game works on mine but  I  have the xp pro. You were also correct on the directx drivers and video  drivers.   I appreciate the help very much.   Regards....
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