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Windows 7: installed to D:\Games not working.... Install froze

24 Sep 2011   #1
coldengrey

Windows Vista 32 bit
 
 
installed to D:\Games not working.... Install froze

I just installed my first pc game. It is Call of Duty Black Ops (no, I'm not 12, my nephew is )
*** I changed install path to D:\Games (have user folders relocated there, thats about it, no programs ever installed on d data partition.

Installation froze and locked up first time. Had to power off to get out.
Second time was logged off my admin account by nephew while installing, though the install ran for a long time - should have completed

anyways, after installing, it's not showing anywhere: checked box for install desktop shortcut - not there, not showing up under win start> all programs or games...

Tried to launch directly from install path folder... blackops.exe
ERROR says: "Blinkw32.dll missing...

1) I never installed steam or anything, could that be the problem?
(I'm on different pc now, game pc doesn't have internet right now

***2) Can't uninstall! Not showing up as installed program. Uninstaller in game directory won't work
** There are 2 uninstall.dll ( 1 for each failed install I guess)

2a) Windows didn't recognize as a program install cause no restore point created before (IS This because I changed install path away from C:\programs???)
In future how do I deal with installing games to d data partition and have system trat as program install?
- not listed as program, can't uninstall from control panel

2b) HOW DO I REMOVE FAILED INSTALLS (BOTH)...
Do I just delete or did the installer likely create all kinds of entries in various other locations that would possibly leave HUGE files elsewhere???


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24 Sep 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

What is the source of your game?

How did you install the game? DVD?

Regards,
Golden
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24 Sep 2011   #3
coldengrey

Windows Vista 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

What is the source of your game?

How did you install the game? DVD?

Regards,
Golden
yes, dvd though as I mentioned the install failed twice. I'm not sure how to get rid of the reminiscence left. Don't want to leave any potentially huge files placed elsewhere by the installer, bu merely deleting install path folder
* There is no sign of the game under control panel installed programs (revo uninstaller doesn't even recognize anything from either install sessions
** Tried to launch the uninstall exe from game folder and (there are 2, 1 from each failed install ) error:uninstall.dat corrupted.
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