Ok, I think I already know what the problem is here, but I wanna see if anyone else has any good ideas I might have missed. A client just got HL2 cd version and when installing, gets an error during Autoload or manually running setup.exe that it is an invalid Win32 application. He cannot even get disk 1 to begin installing. Sounds like a toasted disk to me. Anyone else heard of this?
Most likely a toasted disc . . . Did he try installing the game on a different drive and did he checked for virusses lately ?? Might also be that another program is interfering with the installer . . .
I forgot to mention this before... This is a brand new install of Win 2K pro with patches. We also tried the disk in his Win 2k laptop and got the same error. I have asked him to run in "No services" mode and the computer is scanned and updatedwith McAfee 2004. The fact it won't run on the laptop in the exact same manner is a tip-off for me. :D
Yep, then the disc is toast. Congrats :D