Hey, One of my hard drives was faulty and I lost everything on it including COD4. Have now replaced hard drive but when I go to install COD4 it only gives me an uninstall option but if I try that it says it can't find the path (presumably because I don't have the old hard drive now). I just want to install COD4 and start from scratch on my new hard drive. What do I do?
Former Network Admin and Former Forum Admin
25th July 2005
Sounds like the broken hard disc was not the one with windows installed on it. If thats the case then the registry entries for cod4 will still be in windows. You need to get a registry cleaner there are a few free good ones out there.
I remember having the same problem with cod2 or atleast it sounds like the same thing, this fixed it for me >> Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility 1.0 - Remove Windows Installer configuration information on failed installs - Softpedia
I tried running Registry Mechanic and it cleared some stuff which was an added bonus but not COD4. If I look in the Registry Editor (eg. by going Start, Run, regedit) I can find a folder for COD4 that mentions the old hard drive. Can I just delete anything referring to the old drive or will that cause more problems? If I need a registry cleaner other than Registry Mechanic can you suggest a good one? Thanks for your help so far.
Did you try what I linked you to ???
Oops, didn't realise it was a link. I'll give that a try. Thanks.
OK, I tried that and it gets a different error now. When I run the CD it still says Uninstall rather than Install and when I click Uninstall instead of not finding the path now it says 1628 Failed To Complete Instalation. Any ideas on what to try now?
No idea m8, sorry :(
Problem Solved! :)
I looked in regedit and there was a file there just for COD4 so I made a backup first in case anything went horribly wrong then deleted that COD4 registry file manually and now the game is installed. Thanks everyone for your help. :bows: :cya: