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phoenixkwb
09-15-2006, 02:17 AM
I just purchased a new copy of Star Wars Knight of the Old Republic II after thoroughly loving the origional. I installed my brand new copy onto my computer. I then immediately updated it using the update option on the opening menu screen. Once everything was installed and updated (patched), I tried to start the game. The menu screen disappeared and about 20 seconds later I received this error message: "Origional Disk could not be found or authenticated". As I mentioned above, thei was a brand new, legimate copy of the game, not a burned version. This happened everytime I tried to start the game. I then uninstalled the game and reinstalled. This time I did not install the patch. When I started the unpatched version, the game menu disappeared and nothing happened. When I opened up the task manager, it was running in the background, but was nowhere to be found. I have since reinstalled several times over several days to no avail. Please help. I am currently running a Dell Inspiron 8500 laptop. I meet all of the recommended hardware requirements, except for my video card (NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go (Dell Mobile)), which meets the minimum required. Here are my specs:

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=9/14/2006 10:16:11 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v2.10.427
GameInstallLocation=C:\Games\SWKotOR_2\

[OS]
Name=WinXP
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
Service Pack=Service Pack 2
Status=Pass

[SwapFiles]
C:\pagefile.sys=2000

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=2592
CPUFamily=15
CPUModel=2
CPUStepping=9
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName= Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 2.60GHz
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=512
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=10.15GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=D:\
Drives=QSI CDRW/DVD SBW-242

[Video]
Video Card Name=NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go (Dell Mobile)
Video Memory=64
Desktop Resolution=1280x1024x32 @ 75Hz
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=1.5.2
OpenGL Vendor=NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL Renderer=GeForce4 4200 Go/AGP/SSE2
NVidia Driver=6.14.10.6742
Vid Card Status=Warning
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Pass
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=SigmaTel C-Major Audio
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor2.ini

[Display Options]
FullScreen=1
Disable Movies=0
Disable Intro Movies=0
Sort Modules=1
Width=640
Height=480
BitsPerPixels=32
RefreshRate=60

[Sound Options]
Sound Init=1
Disable Sound=0
Force Software=0

[Graphics Options]
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=1
RefreshRate=60
Width=800
Height=600
Emitters=1
Anisotropy=1
Frame Buffer=1
Soft Shadows=0
Brightness=57
V-Sync=0
Texture Quality=1
Anti Aliasing=0

[Game Options]
Disable Movies=0

[config]
firstrun=0

Torthane
09-16-2006, 05:31 PM
Make sure the disk is not scratched or dirty. If it is, try cleaning it off and then try to install/run kOTOR II again. If you have any other computers that will run it try installing it on one of them. If it works on one of those computers then the problem lies with your PC. If not then the disk is most likely the problem. I hope you can get it running.

Det. Bart Lasiter
09-16-2006, 11:12 PM
Are you starting it from the CD's autoplay executable or just a desktop shortcut? If you're starting it from the dektop shortcut generated by the installer, it may start the autoplay executable in the game directory. Perhaps the one on the CD may ensure the CD is detected properly.