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Battlefield 2 Installation Error


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 06:59 PM

My friend got a 5 disc set of battlefield 2 and the expansion. every time he tries to install it it gets an error on the third disc saying something like an error has occurred in the installation, please start over from the beginning. It always says this at a certain spot.

So then I try installing it and within like 2 minutes of installing the first disc it gets the same error. My computer is considerably slower then his so could it be something with not meeting the requirements? What's weird though is both of us downloaded the demo and it worked fine (mine was a bit slow, but my computer just meets minimum requirements). Also, both of our hard drives are about half full. Any help would be really helpful!

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Processor: P4 3.0Ghz, 2mb L2 cache
Memory: 1gb (2x512) DDR2
Graphics: EVGA Nvidia Geforce 7600GT
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 11:57 PM

What's the error you're getting? like directly if you can copy it down

both of you blow away teh specs for it by far so its not a slow computer issue

its probably driver or disc related more than likely

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:47 AM

Is there anti virus or a firewall running during installation? I seem to remember having the same issue....but I can't be 100% that it was with BF2.

Before turning off the anti virus, do an update then a complete computer scan. Disconnect from the internet (power off the cable modem, or unplug the dial up line). Now, try to install again. This may or may not be the cause though, so if it doesn't work, then let us know. Also, as resp said, what's the exact error that you're getting? Can you post a screen shot of it?
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 08:31 AM

Thanks for the replies! I don't have the game so i can't take a screen shot but I found an image that is exactly what it said. http://mgemmons.com/bf2_error.jpg . Ya that error message isn't very much help, and when either of us would start over from the beginning it would freeze at the same spot as the time before.

As I posted before though on his computer this message would come up on the third disc and on my computer it would come up on the first. Also, neither of us leave windows firewall on, which is bad I know, but it is really annoying.

That image is for another forum and after reading through it it seems like no one there can figure it out either. Well this seems very confusing and we really have no idea why it is doing this. Could it just be bad disc even though we get the errors at different times?

Edited by Sterling14, 28 January 2007 - 08:32 AM.

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:30 AM

Only one way to find out lol take it back and get a new set, if it gives the same error, then no, if it doesn't then yes

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:49 AM

Since you get the same error at different time, and on different discs, I'd say that the problem isn't with the discs themselves.

Try having your friend clean out all the temp files in the computer, then do a search in Windows explorer for *battelfield, then *ea then *eagames and/or *ea games and delete whatever is related to Battlefield 2. You might also want to run CCleaner to clean out the registry (read the instructions on CCleaner and be sure to make backups of your registry before deleting anything!).

Update to the latest video drivers possible and upgrade to Direct X 9.0c.

Also, ensure that the anti virus is turned off as I stated above. This will sometimes keep games from installing.

Now, try to install the game again (and keep your fingers crossed!). Good luck!
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:35 AM

Thanks for the help. I'll tell my friend next time I see him.

Edited by Sterling14, 28 January 2007 - 01:07 PM.

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