I have had a strange problem recently which involves alot of games i try to install, some of which are Oblivion, Just Cause, C&C Generals, Battlefield 2 among others. I keep getting errors related to the .cab files for example (CRC Error The file "***" doesn't match file in setups .cab file. Please check media bla bla) other errors are along the same lines.
I was due for a format so i did that and still had the same problems, I have tried the following things... Removing memory, disabling Antivirus and Firewall, Safe Mode, scanning for viruses and spyware, installing to different paths and drives. I tried on another machine and it installed fine.
It was bugging me so i tried to find an answer while one of the games was installing i viewed the folder, i noticed it was creating a .tmp file which would grow in size but then reset to 0kb and that is when the error would pop up.
I have noticed other people have had this fault but i havent seen an answer to the problem as of yet. Any input would be appreciated :).
CPU - Athlon FX-53 Memory - 2Gb DDR PC3200 Video - Geforce 7800 GS 512Mb OS - Windows XP Pro Version 2002 (SP2) HDD - 250Gb Western Digital 7200 SATA (4 Partitions) Optical - Plextor PX-755A DVD-RW Mobo - MSI Neo Platinum 2 Sound - Creative X-FI
P.S Oh forgot to mention i have also copied to the HDD and installed from there, still get the same error.
So, what about those temp files ? Did you empty the temp folder ?
Thanks for replying,
The .tmp files i am reffering to are actually located in the folder which the installation is currently working in... for example if it is installing a *.bik file into the FMV folder it would create a .tmp file which would grow in size as it installs it (It is these files which reset to zero and cause the error... or atleast i assume this is the problem) c:\Program Files\Game\FMV\*.tmp.... you cannot delete the file as they are being used for the installation.
Once you click ignore, abort or if that particular file installed OK, the .tmp file dissapears.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
These are all 100% legal copies, correct?
I can't see how you can get a CRC error with files from a CD/DVD unless the medium is not read correctly. Are there scratchs on it ? Or dirt ? Is your drive old ?