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IWD2 & Vista

Discussion in 'Icewind Dale 2' started by james smith, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. james smith Gems: 4/31
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    anyone having problems loading iwd2 onto vista,loaded bg2 and tob ok but iwd2 will not load problem is always on disk 2 with about 90% loaded. i'll try again and write the exact problem it says. never have had a problem with my games loading onto win. xp this is what it says component transfer error component: recommended file group: recommended uncompressed-us english file: e:bad:cd2\data\middle.mve error: data error (cyclic redundancy check ) is this a problem with my disk or some other problem.
     
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    I didn't have a problem, and I have Vista...
     
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    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    crc check means your harddisk is scratched dude.

    Getting a new harddisk isn't too difficult - find out which type you need, and find a store that does harddisk-cloning. Or simply get windows reinstalled on a new disk, I did the latter for my laptop.
    If you copy all personal data and games in your games folder to an external harddisk (you do have an external harddisk? otherwise get one, they're really handy), then you can simply copy-paste the data to your new install.

    Obviously, your IWD2 installation is damaged, so will need reinstalling.

    Good luck.:)
     
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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] The CRC error refers to the CD, not the hard drive. The problem is with the CD, which is likely scratched, damaged or dirty. Replacing it should do the trick.
     
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    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    [​IMG] I'm not sure now, but if he did a full installation, data is read from the harddisk, right? So it depends on his type of installation:
    If a full install: CRC failure means the harddisk is damaged.
    If minimal or typical: CRC refers to the CD being dirty.

    a program like PC doctor can determine if his harddisk is damaged.
     
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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    The original message is ambiguous, but I assume that the error shows up when transferring the files from the CD (copying, installing or caching). The OP can clarify. Of course, the data could have become corrupted on the hard drive as well, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the drive is bad... a full wipe and a reinstall would likely help.
     
  7. james smith Gems: 4/31
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    thanks Tal and Coin for input it was my IWD2 cd #2 that was scratched, will have to put my foot in my kids a$$ for messing with my games.
     
  8. MindChild

    MindChild Science should not set limits to imagination Resourceful Veteran

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    lemon pledge and a nice cotton towel. The wax in the pledge helps to fill the crack and the towel helps buff it smooth
     
  9. coineineagh

    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    :D:p:D Did Red Forman give you that advice?
     
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    MindChild Science should not set limits to imagination Resourceful Veteran

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    nah, twas my dad :p
    i used peanut butter (creamy not crunchy) but...it was messy :D
     
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    I used to use toothpaste for that. Worked okay most times.
     
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    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    OMG I'm so silly!:doh: I thought you guys were giving james advice on how to put his foot up his kids' a$$.
    Then I thought: Lemon Pledge? Towel? Peanut Butter ?!? Toothpaste:confused: :eek:
     
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    Thanks coineineagh! Thats another keyboard with pepsi sprayed on it!!
     
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    :lol::rolling:
    Wow...Think the cops woulda been at my door more than a few times if that was the case
     
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    ya problably, but i will keep those suggestions in mind in case i have to resort to other measures with my kids.
     
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    coineineagh I wish for a horde to overrun my enemies Resourceful Adored Veteran

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    I was trying to picture how it helps to fill the crack...
     
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