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I've had "Emperor: Rise of the Forbidden Kingdom" for years. But every since I replace my initial computer (for 2001), I haven't been able to get it to run. I've got a computer running Windows 7 now, and I can usually find ways to fix errors on older PC games, but nothing for this. It always gets to 81% and Component: Sound files File Group: Sound files File: E:\data2.cab Error: Data error (cyclic redundancy check) Can you help me fix that?

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  • blyssfulstor Sep 14, 2010

    All solutions point to the same answer. I thought there might be something else because the disc looks perfect, but I guess not.

    Thanks anyway.

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A CRC error points to the cd that you are installing the game from. While the installation program copies the file to your computer it runs a check to see if the file is being copied correctly with a mathematical calculation. If the calculation does not match a checksum stored in the file then a CRC error is given. This in short means that the portion of the cd where the data2 cabinet file is stored is damaged.
Try cleaning it or try with another drive on the same computer. Another drive may be just a little bit better aligned and able to read the damaged portion better. Alternatively try getting another copy of the game and install from there. (Please use original discs only.)

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