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Xplane 10 Installation issue

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Gents:I´m on my 4th attempt to install Xplane10 in my Win7 OS, the installer starts but suddendly, it stops saying the "x" file can be extracted from the DVD since there are too many open files in system..OK, i have run ccleaner and restarted the installation 4 times! and it seems i´m going nowhere, any ideas, pointers, or plain help??Thanks in advanceProwler

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Hi there.I had the exact same problem as you.I had a spare pc to hand with a different dvd drive in it that i tested the discs with....I attempted to copy the offending file off the dvd drive onto the hard drive of the pc i was installing it on. This too failed so i just tried another computer with a different dvd drive in it,copied the same exact file and it worked.This led me to the conclusion that my dvd drive was below par,so i swapped them and it installed perfectly.Hope this might point you in the right direction,i'm not saying it's definately the problem,but it will rule it out.regards,dAVE

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Same issue, twin drives identical, one always used other sparingly...main drive gave error, second drive worked like a charm....

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Here is the solution I found to work with this. Install as much as you can with either the installer on the DVD or the downloaded installer from the X-Plane site. Neither one solved the problem for me. Eventually Cancel the installation and close it out. Go again to the X-Plane site, downloads and now download the X-Plane 10 Updater. Install and run this program. This will scan your failed installation and determine what files you require. The program will download and install them and you will have a working copy (sans Scenery). Note: I require 1.5GB of files to fix mine. Now insert your Disc 1 and select the install Scenery prompt, highlight what areas you want installed and simply enter the correct DVD when prompted. You will have no problem or errors doing this. Good luck with it and enjoy it once you are up and running.

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Why shouldn't we run the installer on the DVD? For me it worked great! And one off the topic question, i do not seem to need to insert my DVD every time i have to run X-Plane.

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Why shouldn't we run the installer on the DVD? For me it worked great! And one off the topic question, i do not seem to need to insert my DVD every time i have to run X-Plane.

X-Plane 10 will allow you to run without the disk for a few days, then it asks for it again after which you can run for a few more days without it, etc......

 

And welcome to the Forums!

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http://www.x-plane.com/?p=2415 Yeah, seems like the problem is with the DVD-drive or the DVD itself. Is it always the same dvd/ same file that fails to write to hard-drive? 

 

Oh the knowledge base also says that x-plane will check for DVD once a week  :wink:

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Why shouldn't we run the installer on the DVD? For me it worked great! And one off the topic question, i do not seem to need to insert my DVD every time i have to run X-Plane.

 

http://www.x-plane.com/downloads/dvd-installation/ - "When you get your X-Plane DVDs, download and run the appropriate DVD installer below. Do not use the installer that comes on the Disc 1 DVD."

 

My guess is that there is a bug in that installer :)

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The first batches of XP10 boxes needed an updated installer from the web site to install properly.

 

My guess is the latest boxes will probably have an installer that works.

(I just bought an XP10 Global v10.21 set so I will test that theory this weekend).

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Do you have an anti-virus that automatically analyzes the disk when it is inserted ? If yes, try to disable it or cancel the analysis before starting the install.

 

 

Guillaume

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I had a problem where it would error out on disk 2 every time. I tested it on another computer with the same results. It gave me the choice to ignore or cancel. I clicked ignore and it continued to generate errors for about 15 different files off that DVD.

After it was done, I ran the update and it replaced those missing files off the server and all is well. Ive since replaced the bad DVD with LR.

 

Rob 

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[snip] Ive since replaced the bad DVD with LR.

 

Rob

 

How was that process? I sometimes worry that my DVD drive will one day get hungry and eat disc 1...

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