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Does SECUREROM corrupt Operating Systems

widowsonwidowson Registered User regular
Comp died.

Had vista on it.

Got with other friends, vista works fine for them, but the one who did have vista die on him also had Bioshock installed on his drive, like me.

Only common theme we've seen is SECUREROM for vista croaking.

Coincidence, or does SECUREROM kill operating systems?

Will a drive wipe get rid of it?

I've heard rumors they won't; that you need a 3rd party program to wipe if from a hard drive?

-I owe nothing to Women's Lib.

Margaret Thatcher
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    ZellZell Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    SecuROM's newer DRM options are horrible and I hate all the games that use it, but I haven't ever heard of SecuROM causing any problems like that. Post more details and maybe someone will be able to point out the actual cause.

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    Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    if you are worried about secure roms compatability with vista, you can do a google search "securerom vista problems"

    see if anything turns up.

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    stigweardstigweard Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Yes formatting a drive will get rid of it. Yes you can manually uninstall it, and no, it didn't cause the crash for both machines.

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    JohnDoeJohnDoe Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    What exactly do you mean when you say "Vista died" - There could be a million reasons for a computer failing.

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    widowsonwidowson Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    JohnDoe wrote: »
    What exactly do you mean when you say "Vista died" - There could be a million reasons for a computer failing.


    True, unfortunatly.

    Comp froze, startup screen became highly pixilated and wouldn't go to windows, just spun and restarted.

    Problem went away.

    Problem came back, got worse, comp won't start up at all now; just spins.

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    That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I have never really had a problem with SecuROM but StarForce killed my last computer's install of XP and my Current install of Vista 64. I installed a game that graced my old computer with StarForce and my DVD burner freaked out. Half the time when I would try to play a DVD the screen would be pink. Also, when I burned audio CDs they would skip like crazy. It started happening as soon as I installed the game, too. A rollback and running StarForce removers eventually fixed it though. I recently installed the same game on my current computer and StarForce just ended up bluescreening me, forcing me to roll back again and remove it.

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    AzioAzio Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    widowson wrote: »
    JohnDoe wrote: »
    What exactly do you mean when you say "Vista died" - There could be a million reasons for a computer failing.


    True, unfortunatly.

    Comp froze, startup screen became highly pixilated and wouldn't go to windows, just spun and restarted.

    Problem went away.

    Problem came back, got worse, comp won't start up at all now; just spins.
    I'm pretty sure this is a hardware problem. It's probably overheating or something. Like all DRM, Securom is bullshit but people need to stop blaming it for random shit that goes wrong with their computers.

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    DírhaelDírhael NorwayRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    It can certainly cause application crashes (recent example), but not something like that...at least not by itself. I guess it's possible that the driver it installs can conflict with other drivers which in turn could take down Windows, but I've never heard about it happening.

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