CM Setup halts part way through the install process

*(This article applies to CM1 games only)* **Problem:** Setup halts part way through the install process. May indicate a problem reading a specific file or resource. **Cause/Solution #1:** Could be a dirty or scratched CD. Use some rubbing alcohol and dilute it with water (about a capful total) Dip a cotton swab or Q-tip into the solution and then gently rub the soaked swab across the shiny surface of the CD. Be sure to work any area that show smudges or scratches. Let the CD air dry. Reinsert the CD and try to reinstall. You can also use any aftermarket CD Cleaning kit or cleaning system to do the above. **Cause/Solution #2:** Some DVD and CD drives can have a problem reading a CD that is as full as the CM one (almost 100% full). Try copying the entire "Setup.exe" file from the CD to your hard drive first and then running the install from the hard drive. **Cause/Solution #3:** Try and put the CM disc in a different CD drive if your system has more than one and then launch the installer.
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