why wont games install on my pc any more?

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why wont games install on my pc any more?

Post by metal_dave » 30 Mar 2009, 13:29

i tried to install the latest call of duty recently, and it gets half way through the installation and then just freezes. same with football manager 09, and something else i tried, but i can't remember what it was.

i've updated drivers and whatnot. any other ideas?
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Re: why wont games install on my pc any more?

Post by SquidgyB » 30 Mar 2009, 14:44

On the off chance, how much room do you have left on your HD?

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Re: why wont games install on my pc any more?

Post by metal_dave » 30 Mar 2009, 23:36

85gb, apparently!
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Re: why wont games install on my pc any more?

Post by JimmyBlind » 31 Mar 2009, 11:29

Can programs still be installed in 'Safe Mode'?

Might wanna try that.

It could also be that your PC is running something else in the background that's stalling it. Maybe look at stopping various non-essential processes so the computer can concentrate on processing your software installation.
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Re: why wont games install on my pc any more?

Post by metal_dave » 01 Apr 2009, 08:20

well i got in done last night. it was trying to install to 'program files (x86)', i don't know if that's a partition or something, but i moved a few things out of there and it installed fine then. odd.


(shame i didn't work it out before i got angry and punched all the keys off my keyboard, really)
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Re: why wont games install on my pc any more?

Post by Lord_Blacknose » 11 Apr 2009, 20:30

Moving things out of program files isn't a great idea. Also, installing games to separate games directory makes life easier I find :)
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