New intall of Quake 4, HELP



I cannot install a new Quake 4 game, the four
disc set. I waited until the price got low enough.

Using a Compaq DVD play drive (DVD-116, drive E:),
the install goes fine through disc 1. It then asks
for disc 2.

However with disc 2, at the beginning of installation:

Error report:

AUTORUN.EXE has encountered a problem and needs
to close... I didn't close it out.

I insert disc 2 and when it is fully mounted I
click "OK" anyway, and it continues to install
until the very end of the last file, pak003.pk4.

Then this message box:

Error 1305.Error reading from file E:\Setup\Data\q4base\pak003.pk4.
Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.

This message box has buttons "Retry" and "Cancel". It give a valid
retry for a small amount of time, but clicking cancel takes me out
of the installation after a confirmation of it.

After this, another message box:

Error: -1603 Fatal error during installation.
Consult Windows installer help (msi.chm) or MSDN for more information.

No BSOD, TTLG ...with an "OK" button only. Then the
installer exits, and that is the entire sequence.

I then try copying the discs over to the hard drive, each to
it's own folder, so I could possibly install via a virtual drive
but the same occurs with pak003.pk4, it cannot finish.

Anyone know what I can do? Help is needed. TIA,

not my site:

WinXP sp2
Abit IS7 / 865PE/ICH5
Intel P4 2.60C/HT, Thermalright XP-90 cooler, 92MM 57 CFM Panaflo
1GB kingston PC3200 dual channel RAM with heat spreaders
ATI X800XL AGP, Thermalright V-1 cooler with two fans
Creative Audigy 2 / Logitech Z560 4.1
Maxtor 80GB /8MB IDE, Abit Serillel SATA adapter to board
Maxtor 40GB /2MB IDE to board IDE
Coolmax CR-550B (550 watts, single 140MM fan)


seems pretty simple, bad disk or bad cdrom.

It was a bad CD set, replaced. Disc two had two errors on it. ATA is also messed up
but I put a drive into an external enclosure to USB 2, worked like a charm.

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