KOTOR does not want to install! -1 reply

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Roodfield

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#1 8 years ago

I just remember this problem. KotOR was my first RPG, yeah. But I uninstalled it. A few weeks ago, I want to install it again. But it always shoes a window, where you can read: You really want to uninstall Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic? I think: WTF? I tried it again and again...always the same.

What's the problem?




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#2 8 years ago

Did you take a look at my FAQ which has been stickied? If not, here's what I wrote, which might be helpful:

Myself I cannot seem to reinstall my game, probably because InstallShield is 'bugged'. Yes, in this case, your InstallShield is probably bugged with entries and files of previous installations. This problem also occurs if an installation has been cancelled. This is not always, though. In order to successsfully re-install your game, try to do the following. Open up 'My Computer' and make sure you can view all files/folders. Go to your [C:] hard drive and open 'Program Files'. An InstallShield folder should be visible. There, find the folder with the following name. "{2A9A40C7-6670-4D5F-8F41-D12E2E08B48B}". Delete that file. Watch out, though. Some files have a similar name, so be careful please. To be even more certain of your actions, try deleting your Temp folder, seeing as they could contain InstallShield files still, located here (C:/WINDOWS/Temp).

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Roodfield

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#3 8 years ago

Hm, I can't find a InstallShield folder. I may search for it.




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#4 8 years ago

I'd check the Windows Registry for any leftover KotoR related entries and remove them, if there are any.

Go to StartRun, type RegEdit and click OK. That should open the Registry editor. Now, look under HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE. Look for anything related to KotoR in any way and delete it, but be careful not to delete anything else by accident, especially if you have more LucasArts games installed.

Once you're done, close the Registry editor, reboot your computer and try installing the game again.




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#5 8 years ago

Hm, I can't find anything that is related to KotOR. I should search the folder {2A9A40C7-6670-4D5F-8F41-D12E2E08B48B} that is in the FAQ. Let's go!




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#6 8 years ago

Make sure that hidden files and folders are visible. You can do so by opening a random directory, go to Organize->Folder and Search Options->View tab->Show hidden files and folders


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#7 8 years ago

Correction. ToolsFolder OptionsViewShow hidden files and folders. That's how it's done on XP, which is what he has.

Also, using the Windows search function instead of manually looking through folders could make things much easier.




Roodfield

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#8 8 years ago

Ehm, I always use the Windows Search.^^




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#9 8 years ago

And it didn't find the folder you're looking for? If that is so, then the folder most likely doesn't exist on your hard drive and something else is causing the issue. Yes, Captain Obvious is my middle name. =p




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#10 8 years ago
Keira;5418244Ehm, I always use the Windows Search.^^

When you say you used Windows Search? Did you use a search box which appears on the taskbar, or did you use the search function built into Windows Explorer?

You might want to try turning on the viewing of hidden files and folders, and then looking for the folder yourself if you did.