Ok basically what has happened - Battlefield 3 (BF3) and Tiger Woods Tour 12 (TW) were running on one of my computers. There was graphics problems etc..
1. This computer is a XP motherboard trying and sort of running with difficulty Win7.
2. Both of these games were bought thru Origin online.
3. I have another computer running rfactor (Online Car Racing Game) which has a small C: Drive (80G) [Gaming Rig]
Now the gaming rig C: drive has quite a few programs (which are needed) to run rfactor and to keep records (I'm an Admin for the group that play this) and the seasons is now running.
Now thru Origin I can reload these programs onto another of my computers (no probs) but because of there not being enough room on C: Drive it allows me to load to another drive. Now, both programs run happily without any problems BUT with BF3 it doesn't want to save the data and to keep it after the computer has been turned off - even though it supposedly saves it to the cloud storage (now I can go back to the game where I left off if I haven't turned the computer off) which is weird. Which means I have to start all over again.(I'm playing this (Campaign Mode -offline)so as to get used to the game before going online).
I'm wondering is there a reference file/folder that is missing in C: Drive ??? I cant seem to find one even on the problem computer.
Also to compound the issue TW runs offline but not online(because it tries to create an update log file) and says it cant so it will not let me on line. Again I have tried to find the file Location on the problem computer but cant.
I do have a larger drive now in the gaming rig but I'm reluctant to start with loading win7 and then trying to reload all the data/programs because it is going to create to many problems. If there was a way that I could transport C:Drive to the larger drive that would probably solve the issue. But how and I'd want it to work, no ifs or buts.
And funds do not allow me to update motherboard/cpu/ram on this computer(problem one)
Sorry about the length of this but at least I think its now been explained relatively clearly.