Flight Sim 2020 Standard DVD installation problem

I have started  the install from the 10 disk set but only get part way through disk 1 and receive the following

Feature:  Default Feature

Component: Default

File: E:\data2.cab

Error: A device which does not exist was specified

Good day SteveParkernzl! I am Independent Advisor Paul R. and also a Microsoft/Windows user like you and I am glad to be able to provide assistance to you today. I understand that you are having an issue with the installation of MFS 2020 on your PC.
For this particular scenario, there is a possibility that the disc itself is corrupted or scratched.
You can also check and try the steps below and see if it helps out.

Method 1:
- Click Start Menu then Settings
- Click Programs and Features
- Find the software that is linked to data2.cab (look if there is any Flight Simulator)
- Click Uninstall/Change.
- The uninstaller will pop up and give you instructions and then click Ok and Next until it is complete
- Restart your computer.
- Reinstall the software and run the installer again

Method 2:
- Click Start
- Type regedit and then select/click it and grant permission in order to proceed
- Click HKEY LOCAL MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows>Current Version>Uninstall
- Find the data2.cab software from the list you wish to uninstall (look if there is any Flight Simulator)
- Select the software and double click the UninstallString icon on the right side
- Copy the highlighted text
- Exit and go to the search field and then paste the data
- Select Okay in order to uninstall the program
- Try to reinstall MFS 2020

Method 3:
- Access the DVD drive
- Try and copy the contents and see if it goes through and check if you will encounter any errors or issues

Alternatively, if you will continue to encounter an issue with the installer disc you can reach out to the Aerosoft support by sending them a ticket.

Note: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.

Paul R.

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Last updated May 26, 2021 Views 2,682 Applies to: