Bioshock installs a SecureROM copy protection system. Its possible that has
interferred with your system. I don't believe it uninstalls if you uninstall
the game though, you probably have to manually remove it, check with
for one possible way.
You could try it and see if it solves the problem.
Before doing that though, you might try a few things:
1 - boot up in safe-mode (press F8 before Vista starts), this will give you
a minimal Windows without anything unnecessary running. If you can access
the drive then its probably a virus or other application interfering)
2 - restore to an old system restore-point. Try restoring back to before you
installed the suspect software. Note: Its probable that doing this will
corrupt your bioshock install and license, you may want to run the license
revoke tool first (http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/revoketool.html
Hope that helps!
"McBain" <McBain@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Did Bioshock or AnyDVD through a monkey wrench into the system? The sytem
> now crashes when attepting to install any PCDVD game. CD works fine
> Unistalling AnyDVD hasn't worked. A spare CD/DVD combo drive does the
> thing so Im sure its not the hardware, also it ran like a champ before
> installing Bioshock and AnyDVD. DVD movies do play. Reinstalling
> hasn't worked either. The contents on a DVDROM wont show either.