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The World of Warcraft, the patches, and the repair tool

Whenever I attempt to install the patches for the World of Warcraft (PC), I get an error message about how something couldn't be accessed, which then prompts me to use the Blizzard repair tool. When I use the tool, I then encounter a second error, this time stating that the amount of data required for the repair is too large, and it prompts me to reinstall. I have tried this, and now I am meeting the same problem again. I have so far been unable to find any aid from any support sites. So, what should I do?

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First make sure all of your drivers are up to date. Video, Audio, etc. You also want to make sure you have plenty of room on your hard drive. I generally try to keep 25% of mine open for the purpose of updating, patching, etc. If you don't have any idea how much space you have right click on your c: drive and click properties. You can also access the disk clean-up utilities from here. Clear out all of your caches and other temp files using disk clean-up. Also, uf you're taking the time anyway, you might as well defragment you hard drive. Depending on the size of your main HD it could be an hour or so. Start the process and play a console game while it slowly clicks through the info and reorganizes. Make sure you restart each time you make a big change like drivers or defrag. You can use system restore points to undo any problems that may arise.

Just a thought...did you restart when you uninstall WoW? Or did you recently do a big update like XP SP3? These happy little updates sometimes make other things unhappy in their quest to improve functionality and security. or if you uninstalled a big program or big game, it may have deleted a shared .dll that WoW doesn't install.

Your best bet is to find out what the 'something' is that couldn't be accessed and trouble shot that around the Blizzard utility. The first paragraph is just general house cleaning for your computer.

Hope this all helps.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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    Andy Jan 02, 2009

    I forgot one thing...You might also try patching through different versions instead of patching in a large jump. For example of you are going from 1.0 to 1.9, hit up all the stops in between and see if that helps at all.

    again, Good luck!!


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