The HDD where my games have been resident required reformatting (do not ask!). I am left with the additional storage device mapped to D:\; original partition was E:\.
I can't reinstall Chessmaster 10 despite clearing out al reference to this program and UbiSOft in the registry. I get to the Windows Installer screen after pointing the installation engine to D:\Games, but am thrown out with "Error 1610".
I suspect there is a temporary file/folder somewhere on the C:\ drive (Bootdrive) but do not know where to look. I really do not wish to reinstall Windows. Everything esle is working fine.
The machine (as descibied in previous posts) is HP Pavilion running Win XP SP2. I also have Partition Magic 8.0 (which caused me so much trouble initially!) and Norton Systemworks 2003. Surely these two products (or something else) can help.
Many thanks in anticipation of advice.
PS: The Sims does not install either - is this due to the same error or something else; my kids would be really grateful if we could get the games running again. Simpsons Hit & Run intalled OK as did Halo!
"Corrupted files" is indeed what is thrown at me, especially reference to E: drive. Knowing this, can you suggest any other line of investigation.
I shall try Intaller 3.1, but I think I have that on the system already. Could the windows installer be corrupt, in which case deleting it, then installing a clean version may help. But is this a wise course of action? I do not want to completely b****r the system again.