The CD key has already been registered with another account.

#1caneofsomariaPosted 9/9/2008 2:37:11 PM
Ok, so I bought this game when it came out, played it for a few months, and I've just decided to pick it back up again. I had to reinstall it after a format, now whenever I try and log in (NOT making a new account) it comes up with "The CD key is already registered to another account."

Anyone know a fix? I searched CD key and account and no archived topics with my problem AND a fix popped up, so I'm posting this.

I'd really like to play this game again and I can't find any fix for this. I've tried retreiving my info and stuff but I dunno why it doesn't work D:
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#2BuffaloBills12Posted 9/9/2008 3:12:57 PM
did you give your code to anyone via online or any of your friends? I cant think of a reason why it would be doing that.
#3caneofsomaria(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2008 3:14:10 PM
Nope, no-one. Haven't touched the game in forever.

Upon logging into the bf2142 part of ea.com it says I don't have any soldier names tied to this account.

looks like im ****ed lol
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#4caneofsomaria(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2008 4:10:47 PM
ok, so I've since found out that soldier names get temp deleted til you log back into your account.

Ok, here's all the info, in case anyone knows a solution:

-I bought the game at launch and played it for a bit, haven't played it in a year or something

-I'm using the correct name and password. It lets me log in on both EA Download Manager and the bf2142 section of EA.com

-I'm using my own CD key, that I've always used. It's always worked up until now.

-I'm patched up to 1.5, and using the DVD version of the game (not EA download manager, which I don't have installed right now.)

-I can successfully retrieve both my account name and password

-The error message I recieve when logging into my own account, the only one I ever use, is "This CD Key has already been registered with another account." It has not, it's registered to the account I'm trying to log into.

never as simple as just installing it and going online with an EA game...

help appreciated. I think I might've had this problem before and fixed it myself, but I can't remember the fix.
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#5caneofsomaria(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2008 4:15:57 PM
A few things to add:

I've only ever had BF2142 installed on this PC. It was formatted at one point and that is what prompted the reinstall.

I've never at any point given out my BF2142 details or CD key to ANYONE.
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#6speedywavePosted 9/9/2008 4:20:29 PM

you have to you exactly the name that u used the first time....thats what its registered under

#7caneofsomaria(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2008 4:24:43 PM
Yeah, I'm doing that. And I'm also using my EA account name, not my soldier name.

thanks anyway
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#8mama93Posted 9/21/2008 7:59:29 AM
i have the same problem now ..i re installed the game and now it stands that the cd key is .yea ,u know.. kno what to do now ?
#9BombermanGoldPosted 9/21/2008 8:22:46 AM
I...can't think of anything...
I mean. I recently formatted my HDD a week ago, reinstalled the game. Only thing that sucked for a while was trying to locate Northern Strike again, but using my old credentials, I was able to log in without hassle.

Unless pirates are that abound.

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