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Battlefield 2 (Possibly InstallShield) Installation Problem

Discussion in 'Games' started by gabter, Sep 16, 2005.

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  1. gabter

    gabter Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    I have recently bought Battlefield 2. Before doing this, I had *tried* to install the Battlefield 2 demo off the EA games website, where I run into the same problem:

    After I insert Disc 1, I choose my language, click Install. I get the first welcome screen "The InstallShield Wizard will install Battlefield 2 on your computer. To continue, click next." I click next. I enter my registration key. I click next. This is where something goes wrong:

    The next screen that shows up says:

    "InstallShield Wizard Complete"
    "The Wizard was interrupted before Battlefield 2 could be completely installed."
    "Your system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, please run the setup again."
    "Click Finish to exit the setup wizard"

    Every time I try at a "later time" i.e after rebooting, the same problem occurs.

    I have tried a few things suggested by EA, such as closing background applications and processes, and yes, I AM on an administrative account :p
    It could be a virus, but I can't really be sure - I have run Ad-Aware SE, Spybot, Norton Anti-virus, and AVG, so I think my computer is clean...

    Here are my computer specs:

    OS: Windows XP Home - Service Pack 1
    CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4, 2.8GHz
    Video Card: Radeon 9600 Series (128 MB), Radeon 9600 Series - Secondary (128 MB)
    Motherboard: Asus P4P800
    Chipset: Intel 865PE Chipset
    System Memory: 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR RAM)

    120GB of memory.

    Remember that the exact same problem happened on the Demo version of BF2 and the full game, which shows that it's not a problem with the CD's.

    Hopefully my long thread hasn't scared away too many potential helpers ;)

    Please help,

    Thank You
     
  2. timbo400

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    try borrowing a friends DVD one.. the installations are slightly different
     
  3. gabter

    gabter Thread Starter

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    Hmm that could work, maybe the DVD version doesn't use InstallShield or something... Or, it could be a virus preventing me from installing BF2. Can't really be sure, but might be a solution... I'll try and find the DVD version. Until then... *sob*
     
  4. timbo400

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    i doubt its the virus.. why dont you try SP2?
     
  5. gabter

    gabter Thread Starter

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    Hmmm Windows XP Service Pack 2? I don't know too much about it, but I'm scared it might mess up a few applications... It's another possibility, I'll research into it, thank you. (y)
     
  6. gabter

    gabter Thread Starter

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    Until then... Does anyone else have ideas that could benefit me?

    Thank you
     
  7. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I would think it possible that it's incompatible hardware and it's exiting after the hardware check

    possibly unsuitable/unsupported graphics card

    But I don't know much about ganes but I have seen numerous posts on a multitude of forums about problems installing BF2
     
  8. gabter

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    Thanks, I'll look into it, although I highly doubt it has to with not meeting the hardware requirements, I make sure to check the system requirements before buying software :cool:
     
  9. cheese

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    Sometime last year i was going to reinstall my medal of honor series. Though on the first expansion, there was an installshield error where it could not continue. Nobody else i knew played it locally, so i had a friend across the country mail his disk. I put it in and it installed smoothly.

    Im guessing its a disk issue.

    Stevo
     
  10. gabter

    gabter Thread Starter

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    Hmm, I'll guess I'll have to try borrowing a friends DVD version then...
     
  11. GripS

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    Your setup definitely looks up to par for playing the game. Since the demo would not install I wouldn't even bother trying a different disk to install it.

    My question is when you set up this machine did you install the latest chipset drivers as well as the latest video card drivers?
     
  12. gabter

    gabter Thread Starter

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    When I pre-built this machine (built by an independant company), the chipsets and video card drivers were up to par with the current standards. However, I have not made any upgrades since then, so I'm thinking that could be a major player in my problems. I'll look into it.

    Thanks for your reply!

    P.S. Please note that I now have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed.
     
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