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Windows 7: Need help, can't install Fallout 3

15 Nov 2010   #1
TheCheesy4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Need help, can't install Fallout 3

I bought Fallout 3 GOTY a couple days ago, but when I installed it, I got a (-5006) : 0x8000ffff error as soon as the installation started. I tried it in numerous computability modes and running as an administrator, but to no avail. I got desperate and tried installing it on my other computer, which runs Windows 7 home Premium 32-bit, and it worked fine.

Unfortunately, that computer is crap, so I moved the InstallShield folder from that one over to this one, and lo and behold, I get a different error message. Yay, I guess. Anyway, the new one says this:

Error Code: -5004 : 0x80070002
Error Information:
>SetupDLL\SetupDLL.cpp (3085)
PAPP:Fallout 3
PVENDOR:Bethesda Softworks (http://fallout.bethsoft.com)
PGUID:974c4b12-4d02-4879-85e0-61c95cc63e9e
$11.0.0.28844
@Windows Service Pack 2 (6002) BT_OTHER 0.0

I have no idea what it's on about, and while I have contacted Bethesda tech support, they're currently making me jump through the same hoops every tech support seems to make you jump through , so I was wondering if you fine people might be able to help me out here.

Ta.


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15 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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15 Nov 2010   #3
TheCheesy4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

So does that mean there's no way of getting it working?
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15 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Not according to me, but MS says not compatible. There are always ways, I guess, Registry hacks etc. but dont go there.
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15 Nov 2010   #5
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

if you have a 32 bit version of windows 7, you can always make a duel boot on your 'non crap' machine. Granted you have enough space on your hdd to do so. Sorry to hear that 64 bit doesn't work, Fo3 is an amazing game.

here are a few success stories I came across. haven't actually read them fully, but i hope they are useful.
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16 Nov 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have you tried this:

Do not let the installer auto run. Just close it out.

Then browse the FO3 disc for setup.exe.

Right click and set it to compatability mode Vista SP1
Then, Right click the Installer (setup.exe) and 'Run as Administrator.
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16 Nov 2010   #7
TheCheesy4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Have you tried this:

Do not let the installer auto run. Just close it out.

Then browse the FO3 disc for setup.exe.

Right click and set it to compatability mode Vista SP1
Then, Right click the Installer (setup.exe) and 'Run as Administrator.
No luck there, I'm afraid
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16 Nov 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Odd.

Is it possible its the CD/DVD drive having issues?
Considering it worked fine on your second PC.
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16 Nov 2010   #9
TheCheesy4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Odd.

Is it possible its the CD/DVD drive having issues?
Considering it worked fine on your second PC.
I could try it on my laptop, but if it is the disk drive, I don't suppose there's anything I could do, is there?

If it means anything, here's my disk drive (Samsung SH-B083L 8x BD-ROM with DVD±RW DL SATA.. | Ebuyer.com). It couldn't be the Blu-Ray-playing-ness, could it?
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17 Nov 2010   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCheesy4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Odd.

Is it possible its the CD/DVD drive having issues?
Considering it worked fine on your second PC.
I could try it on my laptop, but if it is the disk drive, I don't suppose there's anything I could do, is there?

If it means anything, here's my disk drive (Samsung SH-B083L 8x BD-ROM with DVD±RW DL SATA.. | Ebuyer.com). It couldn't be the Blu-Ray-playing-ness, could it?
No. It shouldn't have any impact on reading DVD or CDs at all.
So long as the drive itself is OK, connected properly etc ...

I have a BluRay drive as well, and have never had such issues reading or installing from DVD/CD media.
Although, the problem you are having may have nothing to do with the drive itself, it seems to me its the major piece of hardware difference between a succesful install, and failure on both Win7 machines.


Only thing I can think of to test the theory, besides swapping out the Drives ..

Copy the Disc to the other PC. Then copy that folder to your main PC via your network share.
Try installing the game directly from the folder.

Or, use a USB thumb drive.


Hopefully someone else has a better suggestion.
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