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giffer

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#1 11 years ago

I tried installing the new patch a few days ago for ea link. I clicked on the language, then next, and the error "Can't find install folder for Battlefield 2142." So i went to filefront, downloaded it from there, and got the same result. I researched a little and found a thread for BF2 saying to reinstall and delete a seperate BF2 folder that would appear in my documents. Well, i went to my documents and there was a battlefield 2142 folder sitting there as well as my ea folder. I deleted it, went to the add/remove programs and clicked remove. All that would happen was it would have the green loading bar and bring me back to the controll panel without uninstalling or even giving an error. So, i tried the manual way and put the entire bf2142 folder in the trash and tried to reinstall. I bought bf2142 over the internet and just spent 2 hours redownloading it. I click on install and it does the same thing as the uninstall, show the green loading bar and then just brings me back to the original screen. Any suggestions?




Crimson_Might

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#2 11 years ago

Reinstall windows.




apocalypse_kid

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#3 11 years ago

Not very helpful Crimson_Might, suggest not posting if it's just going to be spam.

giffer, the BF series of games stores its install information in the registry, you need to manually delete the registry information before the computer will re-install the game. Use the following method recommended by EA tech support to manually uninstall;

To delete the configuration files and local copy of your account:

1. Double click on My Documents. 2. Right-click on the Battlefield 2142 folder and choose Delete.

To delete the game files (in the default location):

1. Open My Computer. 2. Open the Cdrive. 3. Open the Program Files folder. 4. Open the EA GAMES folder. 5. Right-click on the Battlefield 2142 folder and choose Delete. 6. Go to the following folder: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information (If you cannot find this folder you may have to go to Tools > Folder Settings and click the setting to SHOW hidden folders.) 7. Right-click on the folder named {ED50ECE9-EC54-4C05-B5ED-EE4741A9F2EC} and choose Delete. 8. Close all open windows. 9. Right-click on the Recycle Bin and choose Empty Recycle Bin.

To edit the registry and remove Battlefield 2142:

1. Click on the Start button. 2. Click on Run. 3. Type regedit in the text field. 4. Click File and then choose Export. 5. Name the file Backup and make sure the Export Range is set to All. 6. Click Save; you will now be returned to the Registry Editor window. 7. Click the plus sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. 8. Click the plus sign next to Software. 9. Click the plus sign next to EA GAMES. 10. Right-click on the Battlefield 2142 folder and choose Delete. 11. Back under Software, click the plus sign next to Electronic Arts. 12. Click the plus sign next to EA GAMES. 13. Right-click on the Battlefield 2142 folder and choose Delete. 14. Just above EA GAMES you will see a folder named EA CORE, click the plus sign next to EA CORE. 15. Click the plus sign next to INSTALLED GAMES. 16. Click the plus sign next to EA GAMES. 17. Right-click and choose Delete on any Battlefield 2142 folders. 18. Click the plus sign next to Microsoft. 19. Click the plus sign next to Windows. 20. Click the plus sign next to CurrentVersion. 21. Click the plus sign next to Uninstall. 22. Right-click on the key named {ED50ECE9-EC54-4C05-B5ED-EE4741A9F2EC} and choose Delete. 23. A Confirm Key Delete window will appear, choose Yes. 24. Close the WindowsRegistry Editor.

Battlefield 2142 is now completely removed from your system.

AK

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Crimson_Might

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#4 11 years ago

I would personally just format and reinstall Windows. It would take you about the same amount of time to do everything that kid told you to do. Not to mention you’re messing around in your registry. I never recommend doing that. I am no noob but things seem to happen when you do the simplest type of corrections in the registry that shouldn't. I can format my main partition, reinstall, and be right back where I started from in under an hour. [COLOR=darkorange][COLOR=Black][/COLOR][/COLOR]




giffer

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#5 11 years ago

thanks a lot apoc, ill try it out




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#6 11 years ago

apocalypse-kid you were absolutely correct in your way to fix the cd key , install and uninstall problem, many many thanks i think i know how my system went burko i was a victim of rogue spyware cleaner that couldnt be cleaned easily off my pc my fault actually! but another forum fixed that but it also caused the cd key,installs fault isnt half the fun of the BF series just getting the bugger to work? LOL