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December 19, 2010 4:32:14 PM

I just built a new computer:

Phenom 2 x4 965
Asus Crosshair IV Formula
2x2gb G.Skill
Still running my 9800GT until I decide on which newer card to get (too many choices)

I have not played WoW in months but I figured I would check out Cata (probably a bad productivity choice). I copied my WoW folder from my portable HDD and updated it to Cata (including 4.01 patch = 10gig update, ouch) and now when I try to log in, the game simply closes. It will hang for just a moment and then closes to desktop.

I run Comodo Internet Security anti-virus, and WoW.exe is run as an administrator and is on the trusted files list.

Anyone have an ideas?
December 19, 2010 5:58:05 PM

Try WoW repair and if that doesnt work try reinstalling (Pain in the ass if you dont have the actual Cata DVD)
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December 19, 2010 7:09:29 PM

Yeah.. No cata disk.. Ill try to repair. If that does not work I will simply copy a friends WoW folder onto my portable. Thanks.
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December 21, 2010 12:45:18 AM

If the repair doesn't work then I'd forgo the attempt at copying the files & just do a complete reinstall. I've never heard of anyone "copying" the WoW folder instead of installing it & have a strong feeling that this may be corrupting the file in some way. As stated by Mokomaki, it will be a pain without the games disks, but would be worthwhile.
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December 21, 2010 7:24:25 PM

Never had to do the repair. I was just about to do the repair and decided to try to log in one more time and it magically worked. I don't understand it, but all I know is it worked.

Oh and my friends and I have all been copying our game folders for WoW, EQ, Crysis, and several other games this way for years.
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December 21, 2010 11:59:13 PM

Well I guess you learn something new everyday. It would never have occured to my to copy the game files instead of installing them. Glad it worked out for you.
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