Installing Programs

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I am running WinXP and the oddest thing is happening with programs I am
trying to install from CDs. It will take me thru the first things i.e.
where I want the program, etc., but when it gets to the installing part, it
just sits there. If I am patient and leave it alone, it eventually will
install (I'm talking at least 15 minutes later). Has anyone ever heard of
this before? Thanks.


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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Joyce wrote:
    > I am running WinXP and the oddest thing is happening with programs I
    > am trying to install from CDs. It will take me thru the first things
    > i.e. where I want the program, etc., but when it gets to the
    > installing part, it just sits there. If I am patient and leave it
    > alone, it eventually will install (I'm talking at least 15 minutes
    > later). Has anyone ever heard of this before? Thanks.
    >
    Hello Joyce,
    It all depends on the "compatibility" & age of your programs. What are these programs? Who are the publishers (makers)?

    "Well written" & well behaved programs are what we should all be demanding.
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    Maurice N
    MVP Windows - Shell / User
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    Hi Joyce,

    Try cleaning up the installer.

    Start/run services.msc, scroll down to "Windows Installer" and double click
    it. Stop the service if it is running, set the startup type line to
    disabled. Click apply/ok and reboot.

    Delete the contents of the temp folders, there may be a file in there
    interfering with the setup routine of the installer. Get both:

    C:\Windows\temp
    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\local settings\temp

    Now reverse the first set of steps and reenable the Windows Installer (You
    can just set the startup type to manual). Reboot.

    Turn off all other running programs, especially your antivirus software. Use
    ctrl+shift+escape, if necessary, to "end task" on everything. Then try
    installing something.

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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Windows
    Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
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    "Joyce" <pizzaone@shaw.ca> wrote in message
    news:%230bfma9HEHA.2744@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >I am running WinXP and the oddest thing is happening with programs I am
    > trying to install from CDs. It will take me thru the first things i.e.
    > where I want the program, etc., but when it gets to the installing part,
    > it
    > just sits there. If I am patient and leave it alone, it eventually will
    > install (I'm talking at least 15 minutes later). Has anyone ever heard of
    > this before? Thanks.
    >
    >
    > ---
    > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    > Version: 6.0.654 / Virus Database: 419 - Release Date: 06/04/2004
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks for replying. One I tried is Calendar Creator by Broderbund, 2002
    program, Version 9 for Windows 98/2000/Me/XP, and NT4...... it took at least
    15 to install. Was having trouble installing Windows Updates as well, but
    support helped me out there. So somehow I can't believe its the programs,
    but some glitch in my computer. Thanks again.
    "Maurice N" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:e5CK$a%23HEHA.2712@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    Joyce wrote:
    > I am running WinXP and the oddest thing is happening with programs I
    > am trying to install from CDs. It will take me thru the first things
    > i.e. where I want the program, etc., but when it gets to the
    > installing part, it just sits there. If I am patient and leave it
    > alone, it eventually will install (I'm talking at least 15 minutes
    > later). Has anyone ever heard of this before? Thanks.
    >
    Hello Joyce,
    It all depends on the "compatibility" & age of your programs. What are
    these programs? Who are the publishers (makers)?

    "Well written" & well behaved programs are what we should all be demanding.
    --
    Maurice N
    MVP Windows - Shell / User
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  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    I've run into the same problem, both with installing XP pro itself and
    Office2003. I tried the following:

    1) updated BIOS
    2) updated CD drivers
    3) GOT A NEW CD-Rom

    None of these worked for me, but might be useful for you. Ultimately,
    my problem was that the install program did not like my hard drive
    settings - I had them set as Master/Slave rather than Cable Select.
    When I changed the seetings to CS, things ran fine. I don't
    understand why that would have been a problem, but just passing on what
    happened to me
    --
    acharney
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    Because a true Cable Select ribbon cable is terminated internally on one
    wire/pin, which evidently is what you have. Not all are the same and not
    externally visible by inspection for a clue. The former ide type ribbon
    cable can operate in either fashion without protest.
    "acharney" <acharney.14k7ib@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
    news:e511a87316461d9cd0ffb3f2e5d4fe95@news.teranews.com...
    > I've run into the same problem, both with installing XP pro itself and
    > Office2003. I tried the following:
    >
    > 1) updated BIOS
    > 2) updated CD drivers
    > 3) GOT A NEW CD-Rom
    >
    > None of these worked for me, but might be useful for you. Ultimately,
    > my problem was that the install program did not like my hard drive
    > settings - I had them set as Master/Slave rather than Cable Select.
    > When I changed the seetings to CS, things ran fine. I don't
    > understand why that would have been a problem, but just passing on what
    > happened to me
    > --
    > acharney
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    > posted via www.PCBanter.net
    >
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