Fatal Error nVidia PhysX
Lately I’ve been running into a couple of problems trying to set-up and install games. In the middle of the installation I get the very helpful message: Fatal Error – “Installation ended prematurely because of an error.” This has happened to me when trying to set-up Borderlands and Metro 2033. It turns out that this is because of a problem with the nVidia PhysX driver and that it only occurs under Vista and Win 7.
Also there is a really simple fix to get around this:
- Right click the PhysX .exe or .msi file and create a shortcut
- Right click the shortcut and edit properties
- In the Tab “Shortcut” there is a field called “Target” which contains the path to the .exe or .msi file, at the end of this you simply need to add a blank and then /quiet
- Then OK, to save the changes and run the shortcut
Result = No more problems!
Not sure why running the installation in the background with the “/quiet” option resolves this error, but as long as it works, I don’t really care… :)
The current nVidia PhysX driver can be found here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx-9.10.0513-driver.html