View Full Version : 5003:0x8004ace4 error won't install Warrior Within - Win 7
07-24-2011, 11:58 PM
I have Core 2 Duo with NVidia GT8600 card installed. My Warrior Within Game worked fine when I played normal mode a couple of months back when I still had Windows XP Service Pack 2. Last week my C Drive HD crashed after 10 years of faultless service. I had installed the game on another drive so I thought it wouldn't be affected. I had my admin install Windows 7 on my new OS hard disk. The game wouldn't run so I tried to re-install. Pop2008 worked fine on it on re-installation. But I keep getting 5003:0x8004ace4 error on trying to re-install WW. It prevents installation. My NVidia drivers are latest and this seems to be some installshield problem. I am not sure though. How can I solve this issue? Does the game work on PC in Windows 7??? This is frustrating as this means having to switch back to Windows XP possibly.
07-25-2011, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by SeriousPrince:
5003:0x8004ace4 error won't install Warrior Within - Win 7.
This error looks like an InstallShield folder problem, maybe the folder or file/wizard is corrupt.
From which Source are you installing the game/WW ? Is it from a DISK (CD/DVD) or any digital distribution file ?
First clear all TEMP Windows file under your OS. And as a side note, download and install the latest Windows Installer package from here, and install the latest version of the .NET Framework from Microsoft's website (if you haven't done so):
You can try this method and see if it works or not. First try to Rename the InstallShield folder.
e.g. go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\ and locate the Installshield folder, Right-click the Installshield folder, and then click Rename. Type InstallShield1 as the name, and then press ENTER.
Now try to re-install the game i.e. WW. For 64 bit Windows OS the above folder will be located here i.e. DRIVE LETTER:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\.
There is also one Hidden folder named as 'InstallShield Installation Information', but inside the C:\Program Files\ path. You can try deleting this folder, and see if this helps or not ?
07-25-2011, 01:56 AM
Ok, I think I have gotten around to this issue. This is an Installshield issue. For some reason it comes across as installed or something and gets stuck there. The solution I got was to go to Program Files\Common Files\Installshield.
Renamed the existing Installshield folder to something else like Installshieldold and then I shut off the PC and rebooted and re-installed the game DVD. It re-installed the folder/drivers without any conflicts.
Another point could be I was using a backup copy I had burned to prevent my original DVD from wear and tear on account of continuous use to play the game. I use the backup DVD to play the game all times so my original DVD is damaged less. So after renaming Installshield folder, I re-installed the game from original DVD and it installed just fine. I doubt though this was the case trying to install from the backup since I am now playing again on hard mode from backup DVD. So yep, Installshield issue.
Anyone else who comes up on the same glitch of 5003:0x8004ace4/4ace8 issues can do the same renaming trick till the issue is solved.
07-25-2011, 02:00 AM
Hey thanks KingDaniel0. Your post just appeared around when I was posting my final solution findings after a successful installation. It was indeed Installshield issue. I tried the renaming process last evening and it did not work. So I posted the thread finally in desperation. Then some time back I realized that I hadn't rebooted after renaming the folder last evening and hence it was probably not 'corrected'. So I tried it again with reboot and it worked.