and when I rick click and go into setup.exe I get this. Please help I can't play BF2 :(
Sorry I don't know how to help with that really. I can think of a couple of questions to ask that may start to lead to some insight on the problem. Another thing you could perhaps do is contact EA technical support. My questions are: Do you have Windows XP Service Pack 2 and all the latest updates installed? Could you open up the Task Manager(CTRL+ALT+DELETE), stretch the window so that all the Processes can be seen, then take a screenshot of it and post it like you did with the error messages? This might help some other people try and determine what's wrong. Good Luck, OneTinSoldier
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22nd February 2005
sounds like a corrupt file. yea i also suggest u contact EA. but first i say u return that copy and get a new one.
Yeah, he could have bad BF2 disc(s), it's a possibility although a remote one.
I lost my EBgames receiptand I'm past the time to return it. It use to work but here are my processes. I newly reformatted and yes I have all my Windows updates. .Net FrameWork 1.1 ,Java and SP2 but What the heck is going on?
Well, you have a fair amount of unnecessary extra stuff running in the background. It could be something that is running that is keeping your game from installing. Even if you did get the game installed and running it probably wouldn't run as smooth as it could with all that extra background stuff you have running. You say that you have SP2 but what about all the latest updates? A while back there was an update to MSI, the Microsoft Installer. I doubt you need the latest MSI to be able to install BF2 but since I'm not certain I just thought I'd mention it. This just occured to me, were you logged in as Administrator when you tried to install the game? If not that is most likely the reason the attempt to install it bombed out and I am beginning to think that this is what your problem is. Some things I know you don't need to have running... Steam jusched winamp winampa wpabaln (have you not activated Windows XP yet?) Some things I am seriously doubt you need to have running although I'm not certain... alg WEBPROXY (maybe you need this? I would kind of doubt it tho) YBrowser mpbtn SOUNDMAN APVXDWIN MotiveSB Some things that you may need running because it may be your Firewall and Anti-Virus software. But it could be more stuff you really don't need... PSIMSVC prevsrv AVENGINE (maybe your Anti-Virus engine?) PAVPROT PAVSRV51 PavPrSrv pavFnSvr Pavfires Pavkre (perhaps all this 'Pav' stuff is your Firewall and/or Anti-Virus?) What I suggest you do is go through a guide I made about optimizing Windows XP for performance(unless it's just that you haven't gotten around to doing it yet). When you go through it you will need to log on as Administrator and set various Services to Manual or Disabled and edit the Windows registry in order to stop all this extra stuff from starting up with Windows. You can always make your own folder in the Start menu and make shortcuts in there to anything that you removed from starting up, so that you can start it only when you need it instead of having it always running. Or if it's a Service, most of those can be started manually by using the Services Management Console. You might come across one or two Services that require you to set it back to Automatic and then reboot to get it going, but again, most all can just be started from the Services Console. Optimizing Windows XP is certainly not a requirement but I highly recommend it. If you want to go for it here's a link to the thread where you can download my guide. If you find that you like the guide I certainly wouldn't mind if you made a post in there saying so thereby bumping it back up to the top. It needs a bump! ;) http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=201399 Good Luck and please let us know if you get your problem solved! :) Regards, OneTinSoldier
Last night I got al lthe critical Updates including the MS installer 3.1. and yes my Windows account is an admin account. Im going to edit my Startup crap right now though. the PAV and WebProxy are All panda Titanium Processes. YBrowser is the SBC DSL web Browser.
Cool, we own SBC stock and my mom's boyfriend has an SBC dial-up account. :) They're a pretty good company. Now, I am hoping that your new install of Windows XP is all good, because if your were logged in as Adminstrator then I really wonder why the game wouldn't install. Unless the problem is that the BF2 disc(s) is bad. The reason I was wondering if you were logged in as Administrator is I see a lot of Processes running as the user 'Joey' in your screenshot. If you were logged in as Joey and gave the user Joey Administrative rights then perhaps that is good enough, I don't know. I'm not familiar with Windows XP multi-user settings really. I am familiar with that stuff in Linux because I am an LCP, Linux Certified Professional. If you were logged in as Joey I am just wondering if that is good enough. For some reason perhaps you really needed to be logged in as Administrator. If you were actually logged in as Administrator, and it still doesn't work after removing the Startup crap, then I'm at a loss as to what's wrong. It could be bad BF2 disc(s) or something else that I'm not aware of altogether. There are other forums out there that have some real freakin' Windows Gurus. You might try a Windows XP forum and present you problem to one of them. Or, there is a section of the forums here titled 'Tech Discussion' where you might find said Gurus. ;)
maybe you can give me insite on this "winupdates" thing thats in my Program files that I cant see with "show all files and folders" enabled.