Age of Empires 2 Installation

Posted: 05-09-2004, 02:31 AM
Gday Guys

Recently I installed AOE2 and it worked fine, but then I deleted it (for some unknown reason!!!) and due to other issues down the track I had to re-install windows XP. Now when I try to install AOE2 again, it pauses and returns an error at 17% saying graphics.drs file cannot be copied - check disk space or if the file is in use - plenty of disk space, file is not in use (i don't think). After a couple of tries this sometimes installs, but at 54% the file interlace.drs (or is it interface.drs?) returns the same error and I can't seem to get past this one.

Does anybody know how to fix this???

Thanks, Andrew

Age of Empires 2 Installation


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Jimmy S.
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Re: Age of Empires 2 Installation
Posted: 05-09-2004, 01:11 PM
Hi Andrew,

That type of error could mean the CD is corrupt... Check the CD
and the CD Player. Clean both using a Cleaning Kit, and check for
scratches on the CD. Try installing the game on another computer,
if the game installs, the culprit is probably your CD ROM drive if it
doesn't install then it's the CD, in which case you need to replace it.

Before replacing the CD, try copying it to your hard drive and then
run the setup / installation program from there. To copy the CD go
to My Computer, Right-Click the CD, Choose "Copy", then Right-
Click on your Hard Drive, Choose "Paste".

Uninstall the game using Add-Remove programs before attempting
to reinstall it. (Start / Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs).

Here are three basic troubleshooting steps which I recommend:

1. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
blockers using: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php

You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

2. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com Afterwards
Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to find any
Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your system.

3. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
/ Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.

If nothing including those 3 steps have resolved the problem so far,
here's more basic troubleshooting steps and information including:
The Safedisc patch
How to check CD for imperfections, and
How to Disable Virtual CD rom drives which is described at:
http://tinyurl.com/2387c (EA General Support Page) and also:

How to Troubleshoot Disc-Reading Issues
Error Messages That May Be Caused by Disc-Reading Issues
Troubleshoot Error Messages
Examine the Disc
Clean the Disc
Test the Disc in a Different Drive
Clean the Drive
Test Disc Read with Copy or Xcopy
Quit Unnecessary Software
Switch the Drive Controller to DMA Mode, and
How to Troubleshoot DVD Error Messages is available in this
MS Article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=321641

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Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
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"Andrew" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
| Gday Guys!
|
| Recently I installed AOE2 and it worked fine, but then I deleted it (for some unknown reason!!!) and due to other issues down the
track I had to re-install windows XP. Now when I try to install AOE2 again, it pauses and returns an error at 17% saying
graphics.drs file cannot be copied - check disk space or if the file is in use - plenty of disk space, file is not in use (i don't
think). After a couple of tries this sometimes installs, but at 54% the file interlace.drs (or is it interface.drs?) returns the
same error and I can't seem to get past this one.
|
| Does anybody know how to fix this????
|
| Thanks, Andrew


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Posted: 05-10-2004, 01:21 AM
if you do get to finaly install it get a NO CD crack from www.megagames.com or go to http://www.megagames.com/cracks/html/c30080_0.htm so if you have a elbudget de crapy cd drive you wont need it.
 
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