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I bought BF42 as part of a WWII collection and it won't install. I'm trying
to put it on my second computer so we can play on a small network. It
starts installing ok by asking the language, and right after the progress
bar starts, a dialog box comes up with:
"The build of CDCode is for the Battlefield1942. This is an invalid build
of CDCode. Please fill out the EReg Config form to obtain a valid CDCode
build." It doesn't even get to the CD entry code page.

Its not a bad disk because I also get this even when I try installing
from the game disks that I've owned for years.

Anyone seen this happen? What do I do?
 

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On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 14:41:44 -0500, "Grady" <abc@def.com> wrote:

>I bought BF42 as part of a WWII collection and it won't install. I'm trying
>to put it on my second computer so we can play on a small network. It
>starts installing ok by asking the language, and right after the progress
>bar starts, a dialog box comes up with:
>"The build of CDCode is for the Battlefield1942. This is an invalid build
>of CDCode. Please fill out the EReg Config form to obtain a valid CDCode
>build." It doesn't even get to the CD entry code page.
>
> Its not a bad disk because I also get this even when I try installing
>from the game disks that I've owned for years.
>
>Anyone seen this happen? What do I do?

I've seen similar problems on PCs with marginal RAM. Not even memory
that was bad *all* the time but that had a pattern sensitivity and
occasionally flipped a bit.

Download and run Memtest86 or Memtest86+ and see what it says.
 
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"Grady" <abc@def.com> wrote in message
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>I bought BF42 as part of a WWII collection and it won't install. I'm trying
>to put it on my second computer so we can play on a small network.

Have a look at the apps in this directory C:\Program Files\EA
GAMES\Battlefield 1942\eReg if it exists, otherwise, track down and clean
out the 1942 cd code registry entries (back 'em up first),.

L.
 
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"Lorian" <nospam@lorian.nod> wrote in message
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>
> "Grady" <abc@def.com> wrote in message
> news:N6GdndqA0572aNPfRVn-uw@comcast.com...
>>I bought BF42 as part of a WWII collection and it won't install. I'm
>>trying to put it on my second computer so we can play on a small network.
>
> Have a look at the apps in this directory C:\Program Files\EA
> GAMES\Battlefield 1942\eReg if it exists, otherwise, track down and clean
> out the 1942 cd code registry entries (back 'em up first),.
>
> L.
Thanks, deleted whole EA directory, still no joy. :((
>
 
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"bug" <bug@example.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 14:41:44 -0500, "Grady" <abc@def.com> wrote:
>
>>I bought BF42 as part of a WWII collection and it won't install. I'm
>>trying
>>to put it on my second computer so we can play on a small network. It
>>starts installing ok by asking the language, and right after the progress
>>bar starts, a dialog box comes up with:
>>"The build of CDCode is for the Battlefield1942. This is an invalid
>>build
>>of CDCode. Please fill out the EReg Config form to obtain a valid CDCode
>>build." It doesn't even get to the CD entry code page.
>>
>> Its not a bad disk because I also get this even when I try installing
>>from the game disks that I've owned for years.
>>
>>Anyone seen this happen? What do I do?
>
> I've seen similar problems on PCs with marginal RAM. Not even memory
> that was bad *all* the time but that had a pattern sensitivity and
> occasionally flipped a bit.
>
> Download and run Memtest86 or Memtest86+ and see what it says.

Thanks, but I used to run my old copy of BF/DC on the machine fine. Could
that be the problem? Registry remembers a different CD code from the new
disk? Maybe if i could find a reg cleaner that removes all traces of BF. I
did uninstall them, however, hmm.
 
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> Thanks, deleted whole EA directory, still no joy. :((

Try toasting the old registry entries then.

L.
 

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