Really need help with launching BF2!!!!! -1 reply

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Ownage_III

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#1 10 years ago

I once had a problem with BF2 and coudn't find a way to get rid of what I added to it. So I ended up deleting the entire game without uninstalling... my BIG mistake. Now when I put the disk in it gives me this message: Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II\LaunchBFII.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. Please tell me if you know how to sort this problem out because I've been wanting to play it for a while.




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#2 10 years ago

I know exactly what the problem is. You see, when you install something (program, game, etc.) for the first time, installer copies all files from the CD/DVD to your hard drive. It also creates little entry in Windows Registry that tells the system the program/game is installed. When you manually deleted the game, you only got rid of the files, but the Registry entry remained, so now when you insert your BF2 disc into the drive, your system "thinks" the game is already installed thanks to that Registry entry. You can get rid of it by manually accesing the Registry. Go to Start -> Run, type RegEdit, click OK and Registry Editor should open. Once there, look under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, subcategory SOFTWARE for BF2 related entries and delete them. However, if you do that, be extremely carefull not to delete anything else by accident. One wrong mouse click can screw up your system beyond repair.

Alternately, you can use Revo, little and free application that is intended exactly for this kind of situations. It's been proven succesfull before, so I highly recommend you to use it instead of digging through the Registry on your own. It will remove all traces of the game from your system and allow you to reinstall it normally.




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#3 10 years ago

I'm gonna have to wait til next week to try that. Only my dad knows what you've just said, so I'll let you know if it works. I don't think that came out right...




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#4 10 years ago

Ok. As you wish. Altough, Revo is very simple to use, so you can do it yourself if you want.




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#5 10 years ago

What is Revo?




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#6 10 years ago

Did you even read my post? :Puzzled:

Tricorder;4817878Alternately, you can use Revo, little and free application that is intended exactly for this kind of situations. It's been proven succesfull before, so I highly recommend you to use it instead of digging through the Registry on your own. It will remove all traces of the game from your system and allow you to reinstall it normally.

I've attached it to my first post. Just click on the attachment below the text and save it to your computer. It's packed in .zip archive, so you'll need WinZip, WinRAR or 7-Zip to unpack it. Then, install it and use it to eradicate all traces of BF2 from your system.




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#7 10 years ago

isn't it annoying when u post a great response and people don't listen? If it makes u feel better that answer helped me with a prob i was having so many thanks fella.




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#8 10 years ago
FraggleRocky;4817997isn't it annoying when u post a great response and people don't listen?[/QUOTE] That is so true. :nodding: [QUOTE=FraggleRocky;4817997]If it makes u feel better that answer helped me with a prob i was having so many thanks fella.

Well, at least you found good use for it. You're welcome. :don: