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Solved: Gta San Andreas install problem

Discussion in 'Games' started by lavaman000, Jul 1, 2007.

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  1. lavaman000

    lavaman000 Thread Starter

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    hi, im having major problems with gta sa, if you will bare with me ill explain the situation. firstly this a 100% ligit copy of Gta which i brought about 6months ago, when i first got the game i installed it fine first time, but was having problems with the start up of the game, unable to solve this i uninstalled. since then i have played the game on my GF comp and it runs fine (same copy).

    last week my mate told me about the problems with start up and the solutions such as (deleting of file in my documents) and (turning sound proformance to basic) with this good news i then went to reinstall the game, but to my horror about 30% into the install i get a (Catastrophic failure) message and cannot complete the install..

    The game is the single disk DVDrom version.(good condition)

    Os: windows XP prof Sp1
    Prossesor: AMD Atlon xp2200+ 1.79ghz
    Graphics: 5600fx 256 nvidia
    Ram: 1.00gb
    sound: Creative sound blaster Audigy platinun ex (24bit)

    no screen cap but this is what it looks like and is exactly what the error says.

    ___________________________________________________
    Feature transfer error
    ___________________________________________________

    Feature: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Game data

    Component:

    File:

    Error: Catastrophic Failure

    [ Ok ]
    ___________________________________________________

    like i said before this pops up about 30% into the install, then stops the install, ive tried installing about 5 times now same problem every time.

    i just wanna play.:confused:

    thanks for reading
     
  2. lavaman000

    lavaman000 Thread Starter

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    can no one help me with this?
     
  3. nick0219

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    update your video and sound drivers from Nvidia or ATI. NOTE: When installing newer drivers, uninstall your old drivers first, restart, install new drivers.

    Next, install Microsofts latest update to Directx 9. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.mspx

    Next, turn off any firewalls, anti-virus, spyware, malware, adware, etc. during installation. Remember to turn them back on after!
    If none of that works, try installing Omega Drivers for your Video card.

    Once all that is done, if it still doesn't work, post back here and maybe i will figure something else out
     
  4. lavaman000

    lavaman000 Thread Starter

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    I found a solution to the problem, Gta is now working on my computer for the first time, it was quite simple really all i did was install new firmware for my DVDrom drive and that seemed to solve the problem. thanks again to everyone that tried to help, and i hope this will help people in the future.
     
  5. Super-D-38

    Super-D-38

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    Glad you found it. (y)
    That was going to be my suggestion. :D
    With a transfer error it's prolly your Rom drive.
    Glad a firmware update solved it, and you didn't need a new one.


    You can also mark this as solved by using the "thread tools" near the top of the page.
    (y) Keep GTA alive!!! (y) :D
     
  6. JaTochNietDan

    JaTochNietDan

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    PLEASE WHERE TO GET THIS FIRMWARE UPDATE, I LOKKED EVERYWHERE CAUSE I AM HAVING SAME PROBLEM WITH MY GAME. SORRY FOR CAPS BUT IS URGENT :eek: :(
     
  7. Super-D-38

    Super-D-38

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    Welcome to TSG! (y)

    You need to know the manufacturer of your drive.. Then go to their website. search for "Firmware" updates.. Not all drives will have them.

    You may need to pull out the drive to see who makes it, or google the serial number.

    If there is no firmware, or it doesn't solve the problem... Your drive may be bad.

    Also try cleaning it with a CD/DVD cleaner. Found at most stores.
    Also a chance you have a bad disc... If it's new, you can try an exchange and see if a new disc will work.
     
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