Hi, to make a loooong story short, while installing the sims mega deluxe or the deluxe edition, at 95% or less the game crashes and it says "component transfer error". What does that mean? I installed the game on other computers and it installed perfectly without any problems. The game was installed before and i played for months before it started crashing at the loading screen when you start running the game, so i thought maybe that i downloaded a bad file or something and i deleted everything and uninstalled the game. But now i can't even install it because of " component transfer error" what ever that means..if only maxis could write something more simple like perhaps.."your computer sucks maxis will pay you a brand new one" :lookaround: anyways can someone please help me!! Thanks Babye
could be a bad disk or something... sounds like the installation couldn't read from the disk and therefore couldn't "transfer" some of the "components".
just a guess.
Well i don't think it's the disk because i installed it just a few days ago on other computers to see if the disk was damaged and it installed very well.. =(
I live under beds
18th April 2004
Might be the CD drive then. You might want to defrag/scan disk your computer before trying another install, it might help. EDIT : http://thesims.ea.com/us/support/superstartechfaq.html It's number 7. Might not be for the right game expansion but it should work for everything, they always tend to.
I tried that too but it didn't work :mad: , i went on the sims website too ask them what it means but they never replied..
I'm too cool to Post
15th July 2004
I was having that same problem and I figured out that it was the data2.cab file that was the problem. Set up a new folder on your desktop and copy your discs to that folder. Make sure that when you get to disc 2 copy data files 3 and 4 to the setup folder in your new folder. If it tells you it cannot copy a certain file then you've found the problem. Right now I'm trying to find a download of data2 so I can finish installing.
Slightly cooler than a n00b
4th June 2006
so if it is the data2.cab how do you fix it? cuz apperently it is mine it wont let me copy the disc.:mad:
yeah, i'm having that exact same problem. it won't let me copy that data2 thing... and my parents aren't being helpful. at all. so i've been researching this issue nonstop for four days; and i'm ready to give up, if my boredom wasn't so strong, that is. help me! please, please. WAS there a download for that data2 thingy? i need it. my disk isn't scratched- at all, and it's severely depressing that this isn't working. :( so someone, anyone, help?
22nd July 2005
Copy down any error messages you're getting, and do a search for them here: EA Customer Support
I am the only one who is actually cooler than AzH
10th August 2004
Try this, browse your computer to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield". Rename the "InstallShield" folder to something like "InstallShield_old". Try to install the game again.
I think this problem could also be caused by a damaged disc (as others have said). The speed of your CD drive may also be a factor.