Can't Install The Witcher 2! WTH!

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#1 Posted by robertoenrique (1191 posts) -

Guys I just finished the 1st Witcher so I went to my PC gaming shelf to unpack, unbox and installmy Witcher 2 copy. I am getting this error:

Feature: Required Files

Component: Data

File: F:\data2.cab

Error: Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).

This error pops after about 5 secs of running the setup. Game of course is original retail copy (the only way its supposed to be) and my DVD drive is a LightScribe HP DVD1170. Can someone please give me a hand here??? Thanks.

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#2 Posted by robertoenrique (1191 posts) -

BUMP :cry:

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#3 Posted by 04dcarraher (22915 posts) -
Dude I feel you, Ive been trying to get the game installed, activated, and registered, and to work for two days. Yesterday I figured out that the game (discs) do not like my dvd drive at all as soon as it hits the pack0.dzip it would stop installing and I would get the crc error. I used another Pc on my network and shared its dvd drive and install the game off there onto my Pc and it installed just fine. Then after entering my Product code it the patcher wouldnt decrypt the game at all. then I found out today that there is no zeros in the code its an O. So I reinstalled and the patcher then was saying the install wasnt complete or invalid. the I contacted CD and they shot me an email saying to run the setup as admin under compad mode. and use a different patch tool they linked me too. After that the game installed, activated, and registered. But guess what... the dumb game will not even launch, I get a black screen and it goes back to the desktop without no errors or anything. I have never had so much trouble installing a game before in my life......
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#4 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26442 posts) -

Dude I feel you, Ive been trying to get the game installed, activated, and registered, and to work for two days. Yesterday I figured out that the game (discs) do not like my dvd drive at all as soon as it hits the pack0.dzip it would stop installing and I would get the crc error. I used another Pc on my network and shared its dvd drive and install the game off there onto my Pc and it installed just fine. Then after entering my Product code it the patcher wouldnt decrypt the game at all. then I found out today that there is no zeros in the code its an O. So I reinstalled and the patcher then was saying the install wasnt complete or invalid. the I contacted CD and they shot me an email saying to run the setup as admin under compad mode. and use a different patch tool they linked me too. After that the game installed, activated, and registered. But guess what... the dumb game will not even launch, I get a black screen and it goes back to the desktop without no errors or anything. I have never had so much trouble installing a game before in my life......04dcarraher

Just wondering but what resolution do you run at?

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#5 Posted by robertoenrique (1191 posts) -
WOW... That sucks dude, looks like I'm just beggining the installation ordeal then :( Im just going to borrow a DVD drive from someone tomorrow and see how it goes. Blows my mind how a game of this caliber can have so many issues.
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#6 Posted by 04dcarraher (22915 posts) -
Well that doesnot matter Ive tried different resolutions to fullscreen to windowed in the options in the launcher
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#7 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26442 posts) -

Well that doesnot matter Ive tried different resolutions to fullscreen to windowed in the options in the launcher04dcarraher

I'm saying adjust your desktop resolution. The launcher can be anything, including your native resolution.

For example I run 2048x1152 because thats my natural resolution. Everytime I start TW2 I get the same error you do. I have to change my desktop's resolution to 1920x1080 before the game launches. Oddly enough the game works perfectly fine with my native resolution, yet it won't start at all when the desktop is set to my native res.

EDIT: Also make sure its a 16:9 resolution.

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#8 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26442 posts) -

WOW... That sucks dude, looks like I'm just beggining the installation ordeal then :( Im just going to borrow a DVD drive from someone tomorrow and see how it goes. Blows my mind how a game of this caliber can have so many issues. robertoenrique

I know its looked down upon, but go find a torrent of the game. Nothing wrong with it since you bought the game and have your own CD-key. I had to do it with Battlefield 2 and Oblivion when I lost their disks.

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#9 Posted by 04dcarraher (22915 posts) -
Well Ive tried changing my desktop res it didnt work
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#10 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26442 posts) -

Well thats a damn shame. Not even 720p would work?

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#11 Posted by 04dcarraher (22915 posts) -

Well thats a damn shame. Not even 720p would work?

ChubbyGuy40
Nope that was the first resolution I tried.
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#12 Posted by akashkoppa (84 posts) -

i think you need to have a ntfs drive. check your format

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#13 Posted by 04dcarraher (22915 posts) -
lol, I havent had a fat 32 partition since Windows Me.
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#14 Posted by akashkoppa (84 posts) -

i saw the witcher website. they list a couple of things you can do,

1)your anti virus needs to be disabled

2)your DVD drive may not be compatible with DVD 9 standard. you can try copying the files to your hard disk and then trying to install from there.

3)contact help2start@thewitcher.com

i hope this helps.

if none of this work, take the refund and buy at GOG( digital version)

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#15 Posted by akashkoppa (84 posts) -

the solutions i listed is for the CRC problem not the resolution problem.

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#16 Posted by 04dcarraher (22915 posts) -
ya Ive already done all those things on the list, their support is the ones who gave me a patcher version that allowed me to activate the game but its still not running.
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#17 Posted by akashkoppa (84 posts) -

wait for the patch(v1.1). it should have been up by now but isnt.

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#18 Posted by FelipeInside (28543 posts) -
What's all this about changing resolution? He has a cyclic redundancy check on one of the data files....last time I checked that meant it can't read the CD. On topic: - try copying all the files to ur HDD and then install - try CD on another PC - try another reader - worst comes to worse, then take it back to shop and exchange for another copy
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#19 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26442 posts) -

What's all this about changing resolution? He has a cyclic redundancy check on one of the data files....last time I checked that meant it can't read the CD. On topic: - try copying all the files to ur HDD and then install - try CD on another PC - try another reader - worst comes to worse, then take it back to shop and exchange for another copyFelipeInside

I was trying to help 04hcarrier since I had the same problem he did with getting it to start, not the TC

And stores don't accept PC returns once its opened, even if it doesn't work last time I checked.

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#20 Posted by FelipeInside (28543 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]What's all this about changing resolution? He has a cyclic redundancy check on one of the data files....last time I checked that meant it can't read the CD. On topic: - try copying all the files to ur HDD and then install - try CD on another PC - try another reader - worst comes to worse, then take it back to shop and exchange for another copyChubbyGuy40

I was trying to help 04hcarrier since I had the same problem he did with getting it to start, not the TC

And stores don't accept PC returns once its opened, even if it doesn't work last time I checked.

Ah sorry...just saw some resolution change comments and I was like "WTH, I've gone crazy,...." lol.... Yeah, it's hard these days to exchange with PC...but if you can prove it's a bad burn and that you haven't activated it (since you couldn't install), sometimes you can get lucky...
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#21 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26442 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChubbyGuy40"]

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]What's all this about changing resolution? He has a cyclic redundancy check on one of the data files....last time I checked that meant it can't read the CD. On topic: - try copying all the files to ur HDD and then install - try CD on another PC - try another reader - worst comes to worse, then take it back to shop and exchange for another copyFelipeInside

I was trying to help 04hcarrier since I had the same problem he did with getting it to start, not the TC

And stores don't accept PC returns once its opened, even if it doesn't work last time I checked.

Ah sorry...just saw some resolution change comments and I was like "WTH, I've gone crazy,...." lol.... Yeah, it's hard these days to exchange with PC...but if you can prove it's a bad burn and that you haven't activated it (since you couldn't install), sometimes you can get lucky...

Yeah sometimes. At least with console games you can get them re-wrapped at OfficeMax/Office Depot and return them :lol:

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#22 Posted by robertoenrique (1191 posts) -

What's all this about changing resolution? He has a cyclic redundancy check on one of the data files....last time I checked that meant it can't read the CD. On topic: - try copying all the files to ur HDD and then install - try CD on another PC - try another reader - worst comes to worse, then take it back to shop and exchange for another copyFelipeInside

I live in Venezuela :(, my sister brought me the game from the states. I'll try that borrowed DvD today and post back. Quick question, after installing the game can I return the borrowed one and use the my DVD that's giving me the problem to actually run the game??

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#23 Posted by JKnaperek (2023 posts) -
[QUOTE="robertoenrique"]

Guys I just finished the 1st Witcher so I went to my PC gaming shelf to unpack, unbox and installmy Witcher 2 copy. I am getting this error:

Feature: Required Files

Component: Data

File: F:\data2.cab

Error: Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).

This error pops after about 5 secs of running the setup. Game of course is original retail copy (the only way its supposed to be) and my DVD drive is a LightScribe HP DVD1170. Can someone please give me a hand here??? Thanks.

The only way it's supposed to be? Should give D2D and Steam a try and save yourself all the headaches you've given yourself. Afterall, how much time are you going to sit there admiring the box art and smelling the box?
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#24 Posted by robertoenrique (1191 posts) -

[QUOTE="robertoenrique"]

Guys I just finished the 1st Witcher so I went to my PC gaming shelf to unpack, unbox and installmy Witcher 2 copy. I am getting this error:

Feature: Required Files

Component: Data

File: F:data2.cab

Error: Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).

This error pops after about 5 secs of running the setup. Game of course is original retail copy (the only way its supposed to be) and my DVD drive is a LightScribe HP DVD1170. Can someone please give me a hand here??? Thanks.

JKnaperek

The only way it's supposed to be? Should give D2D and Steam a try and save yourself all the headaches you've given yourself. Afterall, how much time are you going to sit there admiring the box art and smelling the box?

Dude relax I meant original non pirated software.

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#25 Posted by aroxx_ab (13236 posts) -

This is why console gaming can be nice

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#26 Posted by Rickylee (1342 posts) -

[QUOTE="JKnaperek"][QUOTE="robertoenrique"]

Guys I just finished the 1st Witcher so I went to my PC gaming shelf to unpack, unbox and installmy Witcher 2 copy. I am getting this error:

Feature: Required Files

Component: Data

File: F:data2.cab

Error: Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).

This error pops after about 5 secs of running the setup. Game of course is original retail copy (the only way its supposed to be) and my DVD drive is a LightScribe HP DVD1170. Can someone please give me a hand here??? Thanks.

robertoenrique

The only way it's supposed to be? Should give D2D and Steam a try and save yourself all the headaches you've given yourself. Afterall, how much time are you going to sit there admiring the box art and smelling the box?

Dude relax I meant original non pirated software.

Dude these people are confusing me and I've had and fixed this problem as had many other people. The game hates certain DVD drives. I resolved my problem first by installing the game on my son's computer to make sure the disc's where good, they where. ThenI went and bought a Blue Ray R/W (cause I always wanted one anyway) and the game installed perfectly. But a note that seems to be not mentioned is that after everything was installed and authorised I didn't need a disc in the drive to start the game. Don't know if anyone else tried it but I did mainly to see which disc the game would want in the drive to start. Just sayin'.8)

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#27 Posted by realguitarhero5 (4169 posts) -

I remember that redundancy error means that it hasn't been uninstalled on another computer.

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#28 Posted by Skeptomania (8104 posts) -

This is why I buy most of my games digitally. People complain and worry about games that are bought digitally, but I've had way more problems with games I bought on disk than digital games.

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#29 Posted by 04dcarraher (22915 posts) -
Well, Ive contacted them again about my black screen and back to desktop issue and it goes around and around.
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#30 Posted by Makari (15250 posts) -
CRC check is the data failing the test to make sure it's the same as where it started from, i.e. the DVD. for whatever reason, the hash it generates for the file it tries to install with isn't what it expected it to be - either something with the disc itself, the cd drive, the hard drive, or maybe even the RAM. nothing to do with activation or resolution or anything of the sort, at least
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#31 Posted by robertoenrique (1191 posts) -
Don't think so a lot of people have this issue and I'm 100% sure that the Witcher 2 dislikes certain DvDs.