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whenever i try to install it it goes to "Gatherer teddyBear.bik" and never moves just sits there. how can i fix it? do you think the DVD is done for?
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teddybear? DVD scratched up too much? What you could do it try and burn a copy of your disc and see if you can mount it as an ISO and see if it works. A while back when most of my games were disc I used to try this if I couldn't get through an installation without read errors. Worked sometimes, but not always.
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teddybear? DVD scratched up too much? What you could do it try and burn a copy of your disc and see if you can mount it as an ISO and see if it works. A while back when most of my games were disc I used to try this if I couldn't get through an installation without read errors. Worked sometimes, but not always.
my copy is pretty old bought it release day so it has a fair amount of scratches. i tried copy the folders over and gets stuck at 5.76GB/6.04GB remaining so I'd say its done for. can i activate the retail key on steam? or am i stuck with a key and no game?.
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my copy is pretty old bought it release day so it has a fair amount of scratches. i tried copy the folders over and gets stuck at 5.76GB/6.04GB remaining so I'd say its done for. can i activate the retail key on steam? or am i stuck with a key and no game?.
You can get the ISO at some torrent site. As long as you have the original game and key I see nothing wrong in downloading the ISO.
    
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Try lightly rubbing some white toothpaste (i.e. Colgate) on the DVD. It polishes the disc so the laser can read it.

I got a few Xbox 360 and PS2 games to work after doing that.
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You can get the ISO at some torrent site. As long as you have the original game and key I see nothing wrong in downloading the ISO.
i bet the FBI would feel a little different if i got cought. not gonna chance it.

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Try lightly rubbing some white toothpaste (i.e. Colgate) on the DVD. It polishes the disc so the laser can read it.

I got a few Xbox 360 and PS2 games to work after doing that.
still Don't work.



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