I got my copy of Deus EX:Invisible War delivered last night. In the UK it is released as a PC-DVD ROM rather than PC-CD ROM game. So no backing it up for me…
Anyway, I installed it fine and went to play my shiny new game to find that it hung authenticating the disk. The standard Spinning disk icon with a pointer appeared an stayed there. Task Manager showed no applications active, but the process dx2.exe and AnyDVD.exe were there working away.
After 15 minutes all was still the same so I [tried to] shut the machine down to be told that AnyDVD has stopped responding and needed to be quit. I clicked on ‘End Task’ and still nothing happened. After several more failed shutdown attempts I hit the reset button.
After the machine re-booted I quit AnyDVD before starding the game and it ran fine. Enable AnyDVD again and it failed in the same way. This time I decided to leave the machine to shutdown for longer than 15 minutes. After 3 hours it had got to the ‘Windows is shutting down’ screen [of XP Pro]. I suspect some sort of IDE conflict between the authentication request and AnyDVD.
I’ve used the SlySoft Contact form and await a reply but wondered if any one else had come up against this issue?