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[Solved] Can't install some programs

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Nando, Nov 19, 2001.

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  1. Nando

    Nando Thread Starter

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    Im trying to install some programs such as MSN Explorer and the new ICQ version and the setup doesnt complete, it begins, I choose the folders I want to install it, then I click next and the setup program freezes!!!

    How can I fix it???

    It has happened before whne I tried to install IE6 too, and with another programs which I cant remember now...
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Are all background programs closed during the install? Try doing a ctrl-alt-del and end-tasking everything but Explorer and Systray first.
     
  3. Nando

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    It didnt work! :(

    What else can I do?
     
  4. rkselby98

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    Go to my site and follow the directions for cleaning the hard drive. They are listed in the table of contents with 3 red * following the entries.

    Follow these instructions, reboot, run defrag and then try the install again and I believe they will install for you.

    Delete all install "folders" in the temp folder.

    http://www.rselby.com/Windows.html
     
  5. Nando

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    Thanks for your HELP, but still didnt work :( :( :(


    What else can I do????

    Please Help! ;)
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    This may not be of much help, but I'm in a discussion with someone at a board here in Holland, who has exactly the same problem.
    She can download and install lots of things but MS Messenger 4.5 and DirectX refuse to.

    We've tried everything, but no joy.
    When we find something I'll let you know.

    Have you tried resetting Internet Options/security and 'advanced' to their default settings?

    Good luck,
     
  7. 01101001

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    "I choose the folders I want to install it"

    Nando, have you tried installing the programs in their default folder locations? There are programs that protest at being installed in user-selected locations.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Nando

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    Yes I am....

    The problem is still hapening.... (
     
  9. Bryan

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    Are you running Windows ME? If so, see if <a href=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/ARTICLES/Q281/9/67.asp> this</a> helps.
     
  10. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Tnx Bryan!

    I'll propose that at my end as well, and see what gives.

    Cheers,
     
  11. Nando

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    IT WORKED!!!!!

    Jeez! I'm so happy!

    Thanks so much! I owe you one now! ;) :D :p
     
  12. Bryan

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    Your welcome, glad to hear your ok now.
     
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