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Old 02-20-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default CD Key not valid - Troubleshoot not helping.

Ok, so I was trying to fix a MD5 problem. Some how now when I try to join a game the message pops up saying, "CD Key not valid". I tried to reset through the registry and I tried to use the .exe in the support folder located in the Battlefield 2 folder.
Neither has worked, so I cannot join a game. If I missed another way to fix this in the troubleshooting topic, I apologize.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: CD Key not valid - Troubleshoot not helping.

md5 problem: update punkbuster manually

for the cd key not valid: you will have to reinstall bf2 (which is faster than a further reply anyways)

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Old 02-21-2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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Actually reinstalling has been causing more problems....
I have tried installing about 20 times now, each time giving me the pop up window saying, "Failed to install Battlefield 2, try from the beginning" or something along those lines.
I have tried the manual uninstall, here. I have also tried doing the manual install here
I am now awaiting an email back from a robot at EA.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:48 PM   #4
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result of googling for 5 min - first entry... this sounded rather promising

SpeedGuide.net Broadband Community - View Single Post - CD-Key Not Valid In Bf2

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Old 02-21-2009, 04:55 PM   #5
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Well if you are able to read my post before, I am having troubles installing. But I will check if that works when/if I ever get Battlefield 2 installed.
Thank you.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:32 PM   #6
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seeing how old bf2 is I can imagine your discs are too...
check them for defects - might be that some files cant be read

you could also try to copy the disc (copy as in mark all files right click, copy) to your hd - if crc errors occur your disc is messed up and you need a replacement

oh here is how to manually uninstall bf2 - maybe there are still some artifacts from your previous install (did your uninstall not end successfully?)
How to manually uninstall BF2 to prevent issues. On FileFront

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Old 02-23-2009, 12:26 AM   #7
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I have a new set of discs that I was trying to use, those did not work. I have two sets of discs actually.
If you looked closely I already had a hyperlinked "here" to the manual uninstall, which did not work sadly.
The manual install which said to put the files from the cds into the correct folder that I made (C:\Disk Images\Disk1 or Disk2, etc.) It also told me to take out all disks from all of my drives. So when I double clicked to start the install it said it wanted Disc 1 in, so I was a little confused on why the tutorial told me to take out all my discs.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:08 AM   #8
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You might want to cross check with kilroy0097's:
The long fool proof way to fix most BF2 and PR mod Errors
You might find something you missed.
Good luck

PS I always burn backups of my new PR downloads (core & levels) after I know they are error free, to DVD.
Then I burn a backup to DVD of my BF2 folder.
Most problems can be solved with drag and drop replacements.

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