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error installing baldurs gate 2 throne of bhaal

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dimu, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. Dimu

    Dimu Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I've been playing baldurs gate 2 for a while and recently bought throne of bhaal from amazon. So I reinstalled baldurs gate 2 SoA which worked fine. When trying to install ToB, however, it fails at 19% with the error message:
    component: required data
    file group: Minimum_25_data
    File : D:\data2.cab
    Error: Data.error (cyclic redundancy check)
    At 19% the game is installing C:\ProgramFiles\BGII-SoA\data\25AmbSnd.bif
    I looked up some forums and someone said that high speed CD ROM drives can cause CRC errors due to cache problems. He changed his 52x drive to a 24x drive and it worked for him so I tried reducing my paging size from 1536-3072 to 0 which didn't make a difference. same problem. then i played around with smaller numbers but it still didn't work. my drivers are updated. i can't think of a solution unless the throne of bhaal cd itself is not working or I need to find a slower cd drive. Any ideas?

    my detail are:
    system: windows xp, home, 2002,service pack 3
    dell dimension 8400, Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz,
    2.99GHz, 1.00GB RAM.
    HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B

    Thanks. Dimuthu.
     
  2. Dude044

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    Hi Dimu .CRC errors are normally caused because data can't be read .Using a slower cd/dvd does actually work sometimes .Personaly i would check all my leads to the drive are fully connected first ,and then check the cd/dvd its self was not faulty .You can dload a freeware disc checker here .http://www.softwarepatch.com/software/cd-recovery.html. If your are still having problems you might want to try getting this thread moved to the games section .
     
  3. Dimu

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    thanks very much dude044. i checked the disk using the disk checker and it is faulty so i will ask for a working copy.
     
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