I picked up a copy of Half Life 2 while I was on leave and finally tried to install it tonight. That install turned out to be the source of my anger. The first three disks went great, but when I got to disk four, it crapped out giving a .cab read error. The file within the .cab (actually just a zip file) is fine so there is no obvious reason this is happening.
I ended up searching the web for over an hour and a half trying to find a solution but the only good one I found was take the game back and get a new one. I was so looking forward to playing some Counter Strike: Source tonight but that is definitely not going to happen.
Best Buy Wilmington is going to get a visit from me this weekend.