Post by Lorin
When I attempt to install, I get an error message that says "error 1335" then
says I have a corrupt file called "d1feat~1.cab" . I have tried the MS
suggestions regarding attempting to change the msconfig and starting in safe
In October ’06, I installed FSX Deluxe on to my existing XP Pro Sempron
3400+ 1GB RAM machine that had been running for about 1 year with loads of
anti-virus software, spam ware, Nero and other rubbish. It installed no
problem at all.
This weekend, I installed a new IDE hard drive and did a completely new
installation of XP Pro Media Centre Edition and did all the Windows Updates,
I also installed MS Office, a Garmin GPS program, AVG Free Anti-Virus, but no
Nero or CD/DVD burning software. The original hard drive remains in the
machine on a different IDE cable and has been reformatted as an NTFS disc
with no operating system.
So I tried to install FSX using the same DVD’s and DVD-RAM drive that I used
in October and got the dreaded Error 1335. I looked here at this forum and
tried the following:
1. Cleaning the DVD
2. Copying the DVD’s to the hard drive then installing
3. Copying the Cab files individually to the hard drive then installing
4. Replacing the Cab files through Windows Explorer part way through the
installation each time it errors
5. Copying and trying to install to different combinations of hard drives
within the machine
And still Error 1335 - Sometimes on Cab1 and sometimes on Cab 2
So I looked on Microsoft help and followed their instructions for installing
problematic games all the way through, up to and including point 7 and still
Error 1335. Look at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258496
So I looked around and found an old post about how to install Microsoft
Money with Error 1335 – they seamed to indicate that you should set up a
clean boot using msconfig in the run command (as Method 3 in the above
Microsoft help page) BUT ALSO:
From System Configuration Utility (same place where you set up clean boot
above), go to the BOOT.INI tab then ‘Advanced Options’ Select the /MAXMEM
Option and enter a value that is much less than the RAM installed in your PC.
For example, my PC is 1GB RAM so MAXMEN initial shows up as about ‘1056’ (I
assume this means 1.056GB’ish).
I set the MAXMEN to 256, rebooted and reinstalled – this time I got to Cab7
before Error 1335.
Then I set MAXMEN to 200, rebooted and reinstalled FSX, this time I got to
Cab12 before Error 1335
Then I set MAXMEN to 150, rebooted and YES YES YES – it installed – slowly,
but it installed.
Do not then forget to set Configuration Utility back to normal boot and
remove the MAXMEM Setting (and reboot).
Here’s my idea why it works:
Error 1335 occurs because all the little files that make up FSX come off the
DVD faster than the PC can write them to the hard drive, so you get Error
1335. When I installed it last year, my PC was so full of rubbish and
back-ground programs that it was running slow and so the data was coming off
the DVD slower and everything was OK.
Now all the rubbish has gone, the PC is running faster, but cannot process
the data from DVD to IDE quick enough. I think MAXMEN sets the maximum amount
of RAM that Windows can access. By setting it to 150, Windows can only access
the first 150MB of RAM, this slows the PC down (you will notice how slow FSX
Installation actually runs under this setting) and probably also increases
disc caching. By slowing the PC down, you slow down the speed that the files
come off the DVD drive and therefore the PC/IDE is able to keep up with the
I hope this helps somebody.