Battlefield 2 - Installation Problems

By Gabter ยท 26 replies
Sep 15, 2005
  1. Hey,

    I have recently bought Battlefield 2. Before doing this, I had *tried* to install the Battlefield 2 demo off the EA games website, where I run into the same problem:

    After I insert Disc 1, I choose my language, click Install. I get the first welcome screen "The InstallShield Wizard will install Battlefield 2 on your computer. To continue, click next." I click next. I enter my registration key. I click next. This is where something goes wrong:

    The next screen that shows up says:

    "InstallShield Wizard Complete"
    "The Wizard was interrupted before Battlefield 2 could be completely installed."
    "Your system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, please run the setup again."
    "Click Finish to exit the setup wizard"

    Every time I try at a "later time" i.e after rebooting, the same problem occurs.

    I have tried a few things suggested by EA, such as closing background applications and processes, and yes, I AM on an administrative account ;)
    It could be a virus, but I can't really be sure - I have run Ad-Aware SE, Spybot, Norton Anti-virus, and AVG, so I think my computer is clean...

    Here are my computer specs:

    OS: Windows XP Home - Service Pack 1
    CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4, 2.8GHz
    Video Card: Radeon 9600 Series (128 MB), Radeon 9600 Series - Secondary (128 MB)
    Motherboard: Asus P4P800
    Chipset: Intel 865PE Chipset
    System Memory: 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR RAM)

    120GB of memory.

    Remember that the exact same problem happened on the Demo version of BF2 and the full game, which shows that it's not a problem with the CD's.

    Hopefully my long thread hasn't scared away too many potential helpers :blackeye:

    Please help,

    Thank You
  2. frasier

    frasier TS Rookie Posts: 37

    google information about a manual install
  3. HIM_Valo

    HIM_Valo TS Rookie

    I had a problem like that before, i installed Star Wars: Battlegrounds and it messed up in the install. After that it would do what you explained.

    After a good bit of searching i found the registry entry's that it had created and deleted them. After that it worked fine. I belive that you might have a similar situation.

    Becareful though as deleting registry entry's can be dangerous. :(
  4. Gabter

    Gabter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the replies! I have already tried Manual Installation, to no avail. As for this registry entry that you're talking about, HIM_Valo, was it caused by a virus corrupting registry entries, or did you simply delete registry entries made by the Star Wars program? I'll check whether BF2 has created any entries, but I wouldn't think so because I have never succesfully gone beyond that step...

    Anyways, thanks for the help. :cool:
  5. HIM_Valo

    HIM_Valo TS Rookie

    What happened is that at one point it started to install then quit and gave me the screen that install shield cannot complete the instalation at this time please try again. When i would try again it would just keep doing what yours does.

    I think that when you tried installing the demo before you bought the game, that it made a registry key that wont allow BF2-Retail to install. So if you seach you registy for EA or BF2 entries and there are some, then you might try deleting them, then re-boot, and finally try installing BF2-Retail.

    If that does not work then Im sorry, I dont know. Id then have to leave it to someone above what i know. Good Luck! :)
  6. Gabter

    Gabter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a bunch! That is probably what happened, I'll check it out right now. :)
  7. Gabter

    Gabter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ugh. Didn't find anything pertaining to Battlefield 2 in the registry keys... Guess I'm back where I'm started. Anyone else have any ideas? :(
  8. HIM_Valo

    HIM_Valo TS Rookie

    Im sorry, that was my best guess. :eek:
  9. Gabter

    Gabter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hehe, sure that didn't work, but you helped me eliminate yet another possibility. :evil:
  10. imafukinslamu

    imafukinslamu TS Rookie

    this may help gaber

    i've just had the same problem and after an hour or so i changed the damn cd from my dvd rom to my cd rom and it worked fine hahahahaahah.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    it was as uber as that....
    give that a shot you may be strangely amazed at the out-come

    good luck
  11. Gabter

    Gabter TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks! I'll try it, again.
  12. extremeLEGEND99

    extremeLEGEND99 TS Rookie


    hey yea my problem is close to to what this is about when ever i get the the part when it starts to dl it gets to the same spot every time and says BF2 has failed to install plz try again from the beging. anybody wana help me on this one?
  13. BF2player

    BF2player TS Rookie

    I am having a problem installing the BF2 demo. I click the setup icon and it begins to install; the install screen pops up and then in the bottom right the Install Shield bar appears and loads all the way. Then everything disappears and nothing further happens! Please help me, I have no idea what is going on! My system specs are:

    radeon x850pro
  14. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    try it on another computer if you can :slurp:
  15. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Best of luck. :bounce:
  16. BF2player

    BF2player TS Rookie

    I would but no other computer in the house is capable of runnng it. Please someone help, any info would be appreciated.
  17. laggass

    laggass TS Rookie

    ARGH im having the same problems now!!

    i used to play this game as ive had it since release but due to different versions running really poorly and only the demo and i think 1.1 ran smooth i gave up and deleted it, now i want to reinstall and try to see if the latest updates make it run any better but every time i try and install the installation programme begins to load up the disappears and nothing happens. Before that i used to get an installshield error and i couldn't even get to click on install. I remember it happening once before and i got round it somehow but i cant remember what i did now :(

    On a side note when i look in add/remove programmes there's still battlefield 2 files listed although ive checked all the directories and there's nothing there and i cant remove it from the list!!

    any help would be appreciated as EA are likely to be useless.
  18. laggass

    laggass TS Rookie

    just a quick side note, whilst manually searching for anything battlefield2 related i found i hidden folder in programme files called "InstallShield Installation Information" its probly got information from the previous install in there, do you think its safe to delete it if so, theres quite a few sub folders inside which are related to anything thats ever been installed before, dunno if its important or not??
  19. laggass

    laggass TS Rookie

    good news!! :grinthumb i deleted all the old installshield and tried to install and it worked straight away with no probs, and then to top it off it actually runs smooth again!!! i think it was down to my page file adjustments that has finally put an end to jerky gameplay. I knew it wasnt the graphics as i have an x800xt. But hey its working now and im so happy!! :p
  20. Pablo123

    Pablo123 TS Rookie

    OMG BF2 please help

    When I got my new computer yesterday I was happy and what not. I installed bf2 but to my disadvantage it did not start up. The first thing that came up was a a like warniong sighn sayong that this game has only ben tested on windows Xp so that is the reason why it will not boot up. please repond to my eamil i have a beter chance of reaching it thank u
  21. rydaman

    rydaman TS Rookie


    hi i used to be a frequent bf2 user but i had a few problems and i uninstalled the game. Every time i try to install it again it gets about past every thing and starts to install and then says error and to try again from the beginning. can anyone help me. PLEASE!

  22. 1bellb

    1bellb TS Enthusiast Posts: 86

    You may also want to try download XP Service Pack 2 from the microsoft website which is free, that could also be causing the problem, i know that i did work for someone esle i know
  23. .GeO.

    .GeO. TS Rookie

    Try This

    Go to start>>run and type:
    msiexec /unreg
    Press Ok

    Go to start>>run and type:
    msiexec /regserver
    Press Ok

    Insert Battlefield 2 CD into the CD drive.

    It worked for me, tell me if it does for you to.
  24. travis_hatridge

    travis_hatridge TS Rookie

    Hey lagass, I have the same problem but i can't find the Installshield info file anywhere. Where did you find it at?

  25. ward99999

    ward99999 TS Rookie

    battlefield 2 installation

    i jus tried to install battlefield 2 and during the installation it comes up LaunchAppEx failed with D:\installers\BF2\setup.exe
    Can anyone help?
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