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11-18-2003, 03:18 AM
I have tried updating all my drivers and looking this topic up, but can anybody help me! I love star wars and want to play this game badly, but i get this error "Guru Meditation Failure" everytime I try to run disk #1, any suggestions?

11-18-2003, 08:12 PM
Sorry, this never came up to anyone I know. Perhaps it's a problem with your CD player. You can try and download the patch and see if that solves things up.

11-19-2003, 10:16 AM
That's a very bizarre error message (even by MS standards). Have you checked for viruses?

Darth Windu
11-19-2003, 12:14 PM
Maybe your Guru just needs a good stiff drink...

11-19-2003, 03:08 PM
Maybe some computer specs would help us help you.

11-19-2003, 03:41 PM
guru meditation: n.
Amiga equivalent of panic in Unix (sometimes just called a guru or guru event). When the system crashes, a cryptic message of the form “GURU MEDITATION #XXXXXXXX.YYYYYYYY” may appear, indicating what the problem was. An Amiga guru can figure things out from the numbers. Sometimes a guru event must be followed by a Vulcan nerve pinch.

This term is (no surprise) an in-joke from the earliest days of the Amiga. An earlier product of the Amiga corporation was a device called a ‘Joyboard’ which was basically a plastic board built onto a joystick-like device; it was sold with a skiing game cartridge for the Atari game machine. It is said that whenever the prototype OS crashed, the system programmer responsible would calm down by concentrating on a solution while sitting cross-legged on a Joyboard trying to keep the board in balance. This position resembled that of a meditating guru. Sadly, the joke was removed fairly early on (but there's a well-known patch to restore it in more recent versions).

hope that helps

heres the link http://www.faqs.org/docs/jargon/G/guru-meditation.html