Endless Install Loop with a few games Tags: Video Games Last response: January 22, 2005 11:07 AM in Video Games Share redstar January 21, 2005 11:24:09 PM I can't figure this one out. I have windows 2000 sp 4 Dx9 c. When i stick in a Game install disk(the latest bad game being Rainbow 6: raven shield) the autorun is triggered..the hour glass comes up and stays up. i check the task manager and see that setup.exe is being loaded over and over again ....it will keep loading until i eject the disk. Eventually all those setup.exe processes end normally. I am using an LG CD-RW 52x 24x 52x (which i bought recently thinking my old one was at fault) Anyone else have this problem? I have checked the web and discovered no similiar problem. I am wondering if copy protection might be causing this since its only a few games...and if i try to install on my dvd rom instead...nothing at all happens. yes, these are original disks. TIA More about : endless install loop games bjpatrick January 22, 2005 1:31:26 AM You might want to disable your anti-virus if it is currently running. Other than that. I have no clue what your problems might be except for a bad cd-rom. Can you install other types of software via cd-rom? redstar January 22, 2005 11:07:00 AM yup...as i say. Its just a few game installations that are doing this. And this is already a new cd-rw to try and correct a possible hardware problem. In my other drive (a standard panasonic DVD rom), usually the disk is not even recognized. This is what makes me tend to think it has something to do with the game's copy protection. But..i've never heard anyone else complain about endless setup.exe looping. Perhaps i should also ask...what is the MOST COMPATIBLE cd-rw rom on the market? Edit: and thinking about it.. thief: deadly shadows is another one. Except in this case ...i was able to explore to the installation file on my DVD rom and get it to install. <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by redstar on 01/22/05 08:20 AM.</EM></FONT></P> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Endless install loop Forum Need Help with XP install endless loop Forum Endless loop during CLEAN INSTALL Forum Win XP endless install loop Forum XP Endless Installation Loop!!! Forum SolvedWindows 7 BSOD -> unable to boot -> endless loop of not making sense Forum Computer randomly enters an endless reboot loop Forum PC entered an endless loop a short time after replacing a graphics card Forum SolvedI'm getting graphics card in few days, can i install games for it, before i install the new card? Forum SolvedComputer powers up then shuts off and restarts in endless loop Forum Computer stuck in endless loop please help Forum 0xc00021a error code - ENDLESS REBOOT LOOP! HELP PLEASE! Forum Endless Reboot Loop Forum New motherboard, CPU, and ram resulting in an endless boot loop no bios and no display ?! Forum SolvedAMD xp sp3 install endless reboot Forum windows 7 endless reboot loop Forum Endless boot loop Forum Identifying network ... endless loop Forum New build works but sometimes gives single post beep in endless loop. Forum Windows XP SP3 Endless Update Loop? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Video Games categories Console Gaming PC Gaming Handheld Gaming Nintendo Playstation Servers Sims World of Warcraft Xbox 360 !