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BengalTA

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 I have tried the CMD fixes posted int he other forum to no avail.
I have asked a buddy of mine to send me his 3 DAupdater files and replaced mine with them to see if mine were corrupted... no luck.

What happens when I click the DAUpdater.exe file is basically nothing. 
It opens in my task manager but no windows open at all. In the task manager it's a very tiny memory usage.
This has caused me all kinds of issues ranging from not being able to use already existing DLC content games (IE all of my saved games) or getting any of the NEW DLC i might want.
This problem started out of the blue after a system crash while playing the game. It was initially fine.

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Varenus Luckmann

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Join the club of non-working DAUpdater.

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BengalTA

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and still no replies to any of the threads on this problem as far as i can see

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Varenus Luckmann

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Casually checking the forums for the last couple of days, I've seen at least 5 different threads with DAUpdater issues with all of them being ignored. At the very least, the issues should have their own sticky by now, but nope.

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BengalTA

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bump??

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lavosslayer

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suppose I'll add my proverbial "me too" here as well, I mean I've done it in every other thread about this issue.

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ZackArnold

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Probably the developers never had any problem running the daupdater before so give them some time to figure out how to make it "not working" before they can fix this problem

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BengalTA

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well apparently all they need to do is let the game crash on them and that will cause whatever this problem is

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Jab0r

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You've checked that the DAUpdater service is running, right?

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BengalTA

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the DAUpdater wont run thats the problem.. as stated in my original post.

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Dramic87

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I'll add my name to the pile... no DAUpdater working here.

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aaronmv

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Me too - Bioware better get on this, and the several other issues. If they are, they should let us know. I love the game, but this has got to be one of the worst cases of non-responsiveness from a game developer I've ever experienced.

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Titius.Vibius

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If I upload my version of the Daupdater would that help?

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Benji1306

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Well as of now my daupdater wont work either. The funny thing is, that when i had steam installed on my C drive and with it, dragon age ofcourse, my daupdater worked fine once i installed it in cmd. But now I've installed steam on my E drive, because I'm running windows on my C drive wich is a 120gb raptor disk and my E drive has 1TB. But now i get that error 5 message and the daupdater refuses to start no matter what i do.

Edited by Benji1306, 03 December 2009 - 11:29 PM.


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Syberduh

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+1 on daupdater not working. I get an error message when I try to run it. I'd like to try some of the modules already out there like Red Riding Hood Redux but as far as I can tell I'm out of luck until the updater decides to start working.

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Antiuna

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Reviving this post and adding my name to the list. Can't open mods, DAUpdater.xml is not found.

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Jason Leong

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We have a preview application that contains a number of the DA Updater fixes for the upcoming PC Patch.

You can try it out and see if it helps solve your problems in the meanwhile.

If you do, please let me know if it helps.

http://supportfiles....nostic_beta.exe



Also, you'll want to confirm your service starts when you boot the game. A few users have reported they need to manually start their service for some reason.

1. In Windows, Press start

2. Run "services.msc"

3. Find and start "Dragon Age: Origins - Content Updater"

4. Restart game

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AkosMiklos

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Jason Leong wrote...

We have a preview application that contains a number of the DA Updater fixes for the upcoming PC Patch.
You can try it out and see if it helps solve your problems in the meanwhile.
If you do, please let me know if it helps.
http://supportfiles....nostic_beta.exe

Also, you'll want to confirm your service starts when you boot the game. A few users have reported they need to manually start their service for some reason.
1. In Windows, Press start
2. Run "services.msc"
3. Find and start "Dragon Age: Origins - Content Updater"
4. Restart game


Thank you. This seems to work.

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HolyDevil121

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i cannot find my DAUpdater anywhere. ive searched through my dragon age folder and its not there. its never been there and i dont run it on steam or anything. anybody else had this problem?

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NosgothSR

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The same here. While playing the game, suddenly a DAupdater crash appears. I can't even start the service from services.msc. I was playing perfectly all the time. I finished the game with one character. Now I was playing with a new one and while playing the Golem quest, suddenly the quest dissapeared and the additional content installed, tells me that I have to verify the game. And I verified the game one month ago and played that quest without problem! What's happening now and WHY?

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NosgothSR

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Does somebody found a solution? :(

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ellol12

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cant make it work omg used the run thing and tried everything NEED A SOLUTION PLZZ

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NosgothSR

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That's really annoying.

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GStroke

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Just downloaded the diagnostic file from Akos' post above. Fixed the problem.

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Imachnen

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Please link me to correct location if this is not correct place to ask, but I'm also having a similar problem. I want to look at this DAO A Tale of Orzammar from the PC Gamer Feb issue disc, and I don't seem to have a DAUpdater to run either. Game otherwise works fine. I have Steam collector edition. Maybe Steam doesn't install updater as it auto updates through Steam?