Do you have any virtual imaging programs installed???
Nero virtual Drive (standard with Nero, but you have to enable it in the control panel)
Daemon tools ???
If you have one of these, create an image of both the cd's. Please check for any read errors while you are creating images.... Sometimes there may be a slight scratch on the disk, that your CD rom wont pick up, but that creates an error or "hangs" the installation. When you image the CD, your virtual image program will look and detect any errors on the cd (and some even try to correct it).
(Take note of the drive letter assigned to the virtual drive)
If both CD's imaged without any poblems, Then mount the first one (activate it), and start the installation. When it asks you for the 2nd CD, mount the 2nd CD and point it to the virtual drive letter and click ok.
1. Before you run the game, please disable or uninstall daemon tools (the other 2 i have never had any problems with).
2. You have to have the ORIGINAL 2nd CD / Game CD in your CD rom to start the game. The images you have made will NOT allow the game to start. (But they are handy to detect and repair errors during installation.)
If you are unsure if anything else may be running on your computer (this may cause hassles with installations and/or running programs and games), without you knowing about it, here are some handy tools that will help you detect and remove hidden programs that may interfere with / harm your computer.
1. Spybot Search and Destroy
2. Trend Micro's House Call
(do a full scan)
3. End It All 2
to close all programs running in the background without showing themselves.