[Solved] Can't install some programs

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Nando

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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...
 
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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.
 

Nando

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Originally posted by Nando
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...

It didnt work! :(

What else can I do?
 
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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
 

Nando

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Originally posted by rkselby98
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

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


What else can I do????

Please Help! ;)
 

TonyKlein

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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,
 
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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!
 

Nando

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Originally posted by 01101001
"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!
Yes I am....

The problem is still hapening.... (
 

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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.
 

TonyKlein

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Tnx Bryan!

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

Cheers,
 

Nando

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Originally posted by Bryan
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.


IT WORKED!!!!!

Jeez! I'm so happy!

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