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Problems installing f1 2011 after new windows 7 install

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by Richard Lofthouse, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Hi all please could someone help me with installing f1 2011. I have recently reformatted my hard drives and put a fresh copy of windows 7 on my computer. Since this i have not been able to reinstall F1 2011. First error code was Mediacab4-6 and now its An error occurred. Error code: 0x80096010. The game ends after i put serial in with the error etc.I'm not sure if its something to do with games for windows live. has anyone else had problems like this. i have emailed codemasters but no luck yet.... I'm missing this game and wanna play..........

    any help would be fantastic

    many thanks Richard
  2. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    You may be right about Windows Live.

    There is a similar error reported here :-


    I know it's Windows Live Essentials, but GFWL must be part of the system

    In the thread it points you at this download :-


    Maybe it's worth having a look at it. I remember having a similar problem a long time ago, and it might have been in F1 2010, but it WAS caused Windows Live.

    Perhaps installing Windows Live Essentials will help, so that you are in a position to ensure that you can log-in to your Windows Live account successfully, independently of the game.

    Once Windows Live is working perhaps the game will install correctly.

    Even if you don't do all the above, just ensuring your Windows Live account works correctly before attempting to install the game, might be the way to go ....
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  3. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

  4. Hi i'm installing from disk and all windows 7 updates are on, just tried running as admin but still no luck....disabled my firewall also.
    I'm really stuck on this and does it make any difference that im installing it to my other hard drive which is only for games.
  5. Hi i have installed all the windows live files etc and still its not installing. thanks for the reply....
  6. GFWL is running perfect and even when GTA 4 is running its all working okay. I will try to install another game that uses GFWL and see if that installs
  7. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Staff

    I've had a problem with GFWL as well - you might've encountered the same one. Let us know if it's gone after performing the steps outlined in here. :)
  8. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    I forgot about that one Tom ... :)
  9. Hi and thanks for posting, i have just tried to install after performing the steps and it still wont install. I'm thinking about going back to 32 bit windows 7. This is really getting on my ***** now.................. i just dont understand it was working fine and now its all changed??ummm
  10. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Staff

    Hm, I've built a new computer just a week ago and it worked fine from the start. Did you install SP1 and all updates? You said updates are turned on but did Windows install them or only notify you about them?
  11. yeah all installed apart from internet explorer 9 because i use firefox. was about 1 hour this morning updating. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit....i have also just tried installing to my local hard drive where window 7 and still no luck.
  12. i will install clean copy again of my windows 7, just tried installing gta 4 on my windows drive and errors such as media cab etc are not allowing me to install....
  13. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Staff

    Weird, that's the same OS I'm using. Good luck, fingers crossed. :)
  14. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Same here Windows 7 x64 Pro .....
  15. Problem solved, after clean install again of windows 7 64 bit the installed perfect and with mods etc. Thanks to everyone offering advise on this subject.

    strange things happen with windows 7...........
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  16. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Windows 7 .....

    Now all you need to do is go through it all again with Windows 8 ;)

    ..... if you can suss out how to use a traditional mouse and screen with it, and not get angry that you now own a 20 kg mobile phone (apparently)!

    It's good that you finally worked through the frustration and got it working. :)
  17. :):)thanks guys