Need help installing KotOR

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Need help installing KotOR

Postby TigusVidiks » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:51 am

Hi everyone. I just bought KotOr after hearing a lot about it. Since I'm a RPG and Bioware fan, I looked for it for quite sometime until I finally found it. My System is suposedly perfect to run it, and the OS is XP.
As I start the install, everything goes smothly, trough the whole percentage and 4 disks until it gets to 100% with disk 4. At that point, Installwizard asks me if I want a shortcut in the desktop, and it doesn't really matter what I answer, after that, it asks me to insert disk 4 again. Problem is, disk 4 never left the reader. From that point on, nothing I do will work, it simply keep asking for disk 4 and doesn't finish the instalation. No error messages appear. The only thing I can do is cancel, everything else fails. After several atempts, for 2 times it also hapened that upon canceling, then it shows a error message saying that the correct disk was not in the drive, and asked for disk 1, but both times it simply freezed after that.
Can anyone tell me what might be wrong?
Thanks in advance.

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Postby GawainBS » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:28 am

Perhaps a stupid suggestion, but have you tried opening and closing the CD tray?
Failing that, I think Steam also offers KotOR. I know, too bad you already bought it.

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Postby TigusVidiks » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:33 am

GawainBS wrote:Perhaps a stupid suggestion, but have you tried opening and closing the CD tray?
Failing that, I think Steam also offers KotOR. I know, too bad you already bought it.


yeah, tryed it several times. Doesn't work, keeps asking for disk 4 even though it's there. Tryed to place other disks too, no luck there either. In all theses atempts, for 2 times it blocked after showing a message saying that the wrong disk was there, and asking for disk 1 instead. Thanks for the idea though.

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Postby GawainBS » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:02 pm

What *might* work is copying all the disks to your harddrive, and install from there, and when it asks for another disk, point it to the relevant directory.

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Postby TigusVidiks » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:10 pm

That's an idea. I'll try it and let you know how it goes. Thanks.

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Postby TigusVidiks » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:56 am

Well, that didn't work, the dvd is copy protected and I have no idea how to get pass that. But I found another way and managed to install it.
Since I found on some forums people with the exact same problem when trying to install Kotor in XP with SP3, I'll explain what worked for me. As you remember , I explained that the instalation would go normally until it got to 100% in disk 4, but after the shortcut installed in the desktop, installwizerd would ask for disk 4 again, and would not pass that part, no matter what I did, or what disk I placed.
What resolved it for me (despite some final hicups) was changing windows XP regist to Special Pack 2, instead of 3, and reboot. After that, I did the install and it went perfect.
Anyway, thanks for the atention and your suport trying to help me out here.

Vidiks

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Postby GawainBS » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:21 am

Wow, that's quite absurd, and I've been into PC gaming for some years... Glad you found a solution. If you need starting advice, there are some quite recent threads about that. :)

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Postby Ultimate » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:52 pm

TigusVidiks

I'm experiencing the same problem now when I install Disc 4 of KOTOR.

I am using a (company provided) notebook running Win XP Service Pack 3.
How do I revert to Service Pack 2?

Thanks in advance.

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Postby GawainBS » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:06 am

I'm afraid you can't do that on a company provided notebook. I assume you don't have admin rights, and even then, it's probably a breach of the company policy.

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Postby Sith Dog reborn » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:53 pm

Well, I'm glad I got the Star Wars Best of PC boxset, it has KOTOR on one disc as well as Empire at War on the same disc.
I'm back with a vengeance!