troubleshooting Question

CRC errors installing games from DVD on new PC

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Martin CourtneyFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I have a brand new PC (overclockers.co.uk) which is giving me CRC errors whenever I try to install games from DVD.
(http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-073-OE&groupid=43&catid=1445&subcat=)
System spec :
OS = Windows 7 Home Premium
Motherboard = Gigabyte MA790X-UD3P
DVD = TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C ATA Device
4GB RAM DDR2
Video = ATI Radion HD 4890 - 1GB

Tried to install the following games, all brand new genuine disks.
Crysis Maximum Edition
The Witcher
NeverWinter Nights
Hawx
Boulders Gate 2
Stalker etc etc

What I have tried so far:
Workaround for Crysis :
A) Copy all files from DVD to a different PC  (in my case an XP laptop) this worked fine
B) Copy all files from XP Laptop to USB HDD (ok)
C) Copy all files from USB HDD to PC HDD
D) Install from PC HDD - worked 100% no errors.

Same workaround tried for stalker which worked OK Other games detect that the files and DVD are different location and copy protection kicks in preventing install.

Tech steps - Updated DVD Firmware - update ran ok but no effect on this problem.

Error mesages as follows:
CRC: error: the file C:\Program Files (x86)\ The Witcher Enhanced Edition\Data\cs_sex_celina1.bik doesn't match the file in the setups .cab file. The medium from which you are running the setup may be corrupted; contact your software vendor.

Oddly I have a slightly different problem with the second and third Crysis disks:
Runtime error in install: Cannot open file "C:\Users\Tom\AppData\Local\Temp\mia4\languagesselection.dfm". The system cannot find the file specified

I have spent most of Christmas sorting this out and I think I now need some technical assistance in order to reslve this. I have found references to changing the DVD to PIO but I can't find the option under Windows 7

Some observations: Not all cab files affected.

Any assistance would be very much appreciated

Martin
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