Ok- so re formatted my hard drive, installed all the drives and XP pro patches and SP2 and so on- looking at Device Manager there are no yellow ? so all should be good..
But when i try to re install STALKER i keep getting the error 'corrupt file located' and the install stops... thought it could be the disk, so i tried it on another PC - no problems game installs..but it wont play system specs arent as good as my other PC is my guess why..
before the re format i played STALKER 4 times, never experienced a issue.. I didnt even need the patches... so my system specs are more then good enough, played it at max settings every time... love the game!!
only new addition after the re format is a new SATA hard drive, which my computer recognizes and is being used to store games.. for example, i was able to download RTCW and DOOM3 , no problems.. but no STALKER :confused:
anyone ever have a issue like this??
any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...
Full computer specs please. How do your other games work, any probs with those?
i had a problem recently where a program (limewire) had caused the stalker 1.0003 patch to be corrupted, i re downloaded it to find out it still had the problem, eventually i dumped limewire and tried again and it worked fine. are you using any kind of program that could be causing a virus etc?
Full Specs: AMD 4400 Toledo MSI Plat Pro Sli mobo 2 gigs OCZ ram 7800GTX Nvidia graphics card 1 74g WD 10k hd 1 250g Seagate 7200k Hd 1 320g Maxtor 7200k hd 500watt PSU
Like i mentioned, before the the attempted partition merge, my rig worked awesome. i didn't have any STALKER mods or even patches installed.. i didn't need them.. game played flawlessly..
i was able to install DOOM3 and it plays fine.. i only played for a minute or so to test it... so am guessing its ok..
as for programs that could cause a virus.. hmm i dont have any bittorents installed.. i dont have much on there considering i just re formatted and was at the point of re installing all my games..
am guessing i may have a bad sector on the WD (which is the main drive) and is the one i tried to merge partitions.. think i may need to wipe that drive again and start over...
thanks for the replies and any suggestions you can think of!!
I ran a MEMTEST and found one of my modules was bad, reported over 50 thousand errors... the other module had no errors... took the bad ram out and now everything runs great.. could even install STALKER! just down a gig! game definitely runs better on 2 gigs of ram -- well on my system at least..
off to RMA the ram...
thanks for input though -- much appreciated...