Same problem here, but with a different file. I get a feature transfer error when it tries to access the data2.cab file on DVD1.
I bought a second copy of the game from a completely different part of the country and got the exact same problem.
On calling technical support they could not give any reason as to why it's doing it, or why both discs do the same thing. One thing technical support suggested was perhaps I could copy the contents of the DVD to the hard drive and run it from there, but again, on copying data2.cab it just claimed the disc was unreadable, or some such rubbish.
I suspect, in my case, it could
be a hardware problem - maybe something wrong with the DVD drive...although all other games seem to install flawlessly from that drive.
As a final, last ditch attempt, I decided to borrow a laptop and copy all the files from DVD1 onto the desktop (which, oddly, did work on this machine), and then move all those files onto my PC. Given how painfully long that whole process took I had to leave for work before I get a chance to install, so if it works, I'll update this evening, but I'm not holding my breath.
I'm fully expecting the same problem to occur with DVD2 given I've completely lost faith.
If that doesn't work...I guess the only other option is to *ahem* "borrow" a copy from someone else? (sarcasm
UPDATE: The above has worked thus far. At lunchtime I set the files copied from DVD1 to install, which they did, if a little slowly, and eventually requested DVD2. I inserted DVD2 and left it to run for the afternoon since I had to return to work. Fingers crossed for some good luck when I get home.
Edited by Celest, 05 December 2008 - 01:58 PM.