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Old 06-08-2006, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I know you probly all hate those that come in, post once, and never come back, so I will do my best to stick around and be a positive contributor to the forums whenever possible.

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On my Windows XP Pro system, anytime I run an install it closes spontaneously a few seconds in. What causes this and how can I fix it?
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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download the new windows installer 3.1 from windows updates and see what happens
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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windows update didn't show that i needed it so i downloaded it manually

results pending


edit: ran install with no results

btw, to clarify i was only able to install the installer by clicking through the menus very quickly, it installed only on the 3rd attempt.
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sorry in advance for the double post

but i'm desperate, i need to install front page for a web design class i'm taking online and i can't make it through the install

anyone with anymore ideas?
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can u check the event viewer?
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if you can see the .msi file for the install, do the following...

Open a command window.( Start->Run-> cmd -> enter
type msiexec.exe /i "pathtomsi.msi" /l*v "C:\temp\install.log"

Then run the install. This will log everything that is going on during the install process. Also, shutdown your antispy/virus software. It almot sounds like a third party is closing the process...

Post the log file for us to see.
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sorry for the long absence

my problem somehow magically fixed itself, the only thing i can think of is i ran some windows updates...nothing that seemed install related though *shrug*
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