I'm an avid player of the MMORPG game, Final Fantasy XI Online. I've this game installed on two other computers and a PS2. Not too long ago I bought a laptop (the specs are posted on my profile), it was second hand and in very good condition. I just figured I could use this laptop to play FFXI on. Well, there seems to be a problem with the actual installation. This problem has been addressed before, but in all of the other posts I noticed that the person who had the problem really didn't reply back with "Hey! It's all fixed!"
When trying to install the 1st disc for FFXI I get this error message:
"Error 1335. The cabinet file Data1.cab required for this installation is corrupted and cannot be used. This could indicate a network error, an error reading from the CD - ROM, or a problem with this package."
In previous topics I've seen such solutions as 'reboot in safe mode,' 'turn off applications,' 'disable internet/network access,' and my favorite, which I just did a few minutes ago to no avail: 'copy the files from the CD-ROM to the hard drive and try to install from there.' Interestingly enough, nothing worked; which doesn't surprise me because in none of these forum topics did I hear that they did. (The only one who said that it worked afterwards was that they bought a new CD-ROM drive.) And just for clarification I have installed games like Starcraft, Warcraft II, Diablo II, World of Warcraft, and the such. Note that none of these games actually utilize Windows Installer. One other game which I had this problem with was a PC game called Sacred, which used Windows Installer and had the same problem...
However I didn't see anybody post this. Occassionally I get more error messages (of which I know nothing about, even after trying to search on Microsoft's website). These don't happen everytime, but usually if I reboot then try installing again.
"2350 Internal Error"
and last but not the least of my problems...
"Feature Error Transfer
Error: -1603 Fatal error during installation
Consult Windows Installer Help (Msi.chm) or MSDN for more information"
Consulting Windows Installer Help did nothing but create more headaches. They just kept insisting that my Windows Installer wasn't up to date. (Even made me download a version that was supposively up-to-date and my installed version was higher.) Contacting SquareEnix (makers of FFXI) did me no good as well. They thought I had a bad disk, which was impossible because my disks worked no more than a week ago on my brother's computer.
Now I know everyone has seen this problem posted before and I apologize for bothering you once again for the solution. I want to, once and for all, get to the heart of it and hopefully fix this problem. The only problem is I'm not too savvy with the technical portion of computers - especially laptops. So if there is any possible way you could help, please post and I'll be willing to try it out. I'm going to do my best to keep in touch with my progress as well. If you need any more information, please reply back to me and I'll do my best to update this topic. Thank you for your time.