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Q: Installer unable to lunch

When i put CD in, later then it says:
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

Inside the CD have installer , i click the installer and the installer can't launch. I tired to install inside VMware workstations Windows xp also can't work. Then i try other windows 10?same. Try Windows 7 can install?? Installer not support Windows 10???

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Preferred Solution: Installer unable to lunch

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I am trying to run a automated test in IE 8 with Perl and Selenium RC. The Selenium RC server is freezes up at this point: (1 0:59:57.675 INFO - Launching Internet Explorer HTA...) and then locks up.
At the Perl prompt I get the Error message: (Error requesting http://localhost:4444/selenium-server/driver/: 500 read timeout # Looks like your test exited with 255 before it could output anything.
The browser does open up but the test site does not launch. Has anyone every experience this problem. (Fire Fox runs great I am only having the problem in iexplore 8
Selenium RC Server command: java -jar selenium-server.jar


A:Perl & Selenium RC unable to lunch test site in iexplore 8

no one knows

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My Son won a laptop for getting good grades in school, its a Dell Inspiron 2200 Intel Celeron with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2 Service Pack 2 installed on it. The processor is 1.50 GHz and he has 248MB of RAM.

Problem 1, is that something happened to the laptop and now nothing can be played, music wise, on the laptop because it says there is no device installed. Now I figured I could just use the recovery disk on it when I came up to visit but since he won it through his school all he got was the laptop and the packet with information in it and he didnt get any disks with it.

Problem 2, is that I bought my son a Logitech mouse for his laptop and ran the disk on the computer and then plaugged the mouse into it but the cursor will not move.

So basically that the two problems I have and was wondering if anybody can assist me so I can get my sons confuser straightened out.

A:Computer Sound and USB out to lunch

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Is there any way to get the Windows 8 and Hotmail calendars to keep appointments and not shift them around when my computer changes its time zone?

I always eat lunch at 1 PM, it doesn't change when I fly to Ireland from Germany.
And when I make an appointment with someone in Israel at 6 PM in a week's time, I really do not want to calculate what the difference is to my current time zone so as to avoid having dinner at 4 PM or 8 PM depending on wether I was east or west of Jerusalem at the time of making the appointment.
Basically I want the calendar to work like a paper calendar. If I tell that I will do X at time Y, I want X to remain set for Y, not Y+Z with Z being the difference in hours between the two time zones, the one I will be in and the one I am in when making the appointment.
What should I do?

A:Lunch doesn't have a time zone. Neither have I.

Hi there
I tend to use a phone for appointments - but I think on a computer there is some software (paid) to do this
Godot & Co

I haven't tried this so I don't know if it's any good - the phone though does it all automatically.


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The only problem is that the usual things that come to mind don't seem to apply here...

I have done the following:

- made the usual adjustments in the Power Settings
- have disabled items in Task Scheduling that start when idle
- have scanned the Event list, searched log files, etc.
- disabled Search related
- have sat and watched Task manager processes
- disabled screen savers
- performed all updates to windows and drivers
- used system restore to backup to a known working condition

What happens is that if I work on this computer all day, there are no problems. However, if I go away from the computer for approximately 20 minutes or so, when I return I have a computer that will allow me to move the cursor around, etc., but as soon as I click the desktop background, right click the taskbar, etc. we're done. The cursor spins, the mouse still moves, but the computer is completely unresponsive and the only recourse is to reboot...

The Event list always includes an item that says the following (different time/date):

The previous system shutdown at 7:11:24 PM on 3/11/2009 was unexpected.

even though the system still appears to be running. With regard to the previous shutdown, I've not been able to determine exactly what caused or invoked it, though it sure sounds like standby - even though it didn't actually standby...

I'd have contacted HP, but I know they just have you reinstall the OS and that's something I'm not interested in doing ever... Read more

A:Solved: Vista goes out to lunch after 20 minutes or so

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We are all familiar with the concept ?there is no such thing as a free lunch?. There is always an agenda that involves us giving information up or doing something to earn the lunch.

Recently Kaspersky Lab announced their adding of a free antivirus to their portfolio, making them a member of the growing list of vendors that give away their security software, apparently for free.

We all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch, or security product, so what?s the catch?

I?ve taught my son that when you download an app that?s ?free? you need to understand how the company makes money ? maybe advertising, cross? and up?selling, in?app purchases ? and if you can?t see how then you are probably what they make money from. Of course, it may be by all the methods mentioned, the key is to understand what you are trading to use a free product.

There are numerous ways free products can potentially make money and, like me, you may have experienced ?some (or all)? of the examples below at some stage. All these methods are examples in use by free security products being offered for download at the time of writing.

A:What’s the cost of a free lunch?

There is nothing for free. Someone or somehow it's getting paid. Now the question is are you directly paying for it or the company benefits in some other way that doesn't really affect you.

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I have a Linksys 10/100 PCI card thats been purring like a kitten in my machine for months.

After changing a few BIOS settings my WIN98 setup went south and had trouble finding files and associations?! This wasn't a biggie because I was about to reinstall everything anyway.

So I reinstall everything, then follow the procedure I've used several times to reinstall my Linksys card. I load the correct drivers, but this time a message pops up in the System Properties of my LNE100TX Ethernet card it says:

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>This device is not working properly because windows cannot load the file(odiload.vxd)that loads the drivers for this device(code 8)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I managed to find a copy of odiload.vxd on the net and put it in the Windows/System directory, but the same message pops up.(The file might be a bit old, not sure if this effects things or not).

Any help would be great, this ones got me completely foxed. Especially since the cards installed perfectly many times.

A:Network Card is eating my lunch

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I can't download Internet download manager and few other software . I get the same error message everytime I try to download "unable to initialize installer GUI". I really need to solve this problem.please help urgently

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.80GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1535 Mb
Graphics Card: MOBILITY RADEON 9000 , 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57176 MB, Free - 35851 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corporation, 0T9369, , .JD43F1S.CN4864353I1686.
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:unable to initialize installer GUI

"unable to initialize installer GUI"

Are you sure you get it when you try to download? Don't you mean when you try to install?

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I need a formula that will keep track of hours worked (I can do that part of the formula) AND subtract 30 minutes for lunch if the employee works 5 hours or more.

Ex. Start time 7:00 (A1)
Quit time 15:30 (A2)
Total Hours 8:30 (Clocked In)

I tried A2-A1 and got the total hours but I need to have Excel automatically subtract :30 for lunch and I can't figure out how to do that.
Someone on another forum suggested =IF((A2-A1)>5,A2-A1-0.5,A2-A1) but it didn't subtract the lunch break.
Thanks for your help in advance.


A:Excel Timecard minus Lunch Break

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So basically I tried this with many games. For example when I ran Gmod and when the game moves me to the text menu the computer restarts. I did look into it online and there is something wrong with my charger. I bought a charger which is not Dell Brand( My Computers Brand) and I guess it doesn't supply the power it needs. However, when I am playing the game without the charger plugged in it works fine.

I would like to know if there is anyway to change some settings so I can fool my computer, so I can play the games with my charger on.

I don't want to buy a new charger because I might get a new computer this Christmas.

A:Computer restarting every time I lunch a game.

Try changing your power settings to save more energy while playing a game. Your laptop is probably overheating while the charger is plugged in because it freely uses more power. Make sure the fan vent is clear of dust.

If that doesn't help, the other likely problem is that your charger might not be a sufficient wattage. Newer games require chargers that are above 100w. If your charger is <100w, this could be the problem.

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How can this even happen?

I downloaded from zip files 16 new albums--all by the same artist (an audio series)--named those 16 albums as I wished, divided them into 4 folders (4 albums in each) and named those folders as I wished. All in my MY Music folder. Then I went to lunch.

I came back, the folders were no longer there. After I did a search, I found them in a new general folder named by the computer, the 4 main folders were gone and all the names on the 16 album folders were changed.

The important fact on this is that none of the music had been played by any player. Why this is important is that not only these 16 new albums but also 12 other unplayed albums (divided into 3 folders of 4 albums each) were also all moved/name changed. I had had those albums on my computer for weeks and they happily stayed put.

All changes were made to some internal name of the files--that is to say, the main folder to which they were all dumped (with no more 4 to a folder delineation) was some name from the original files.

It would certainly seem I either got the weirdest of bugs or I hit some command that said "take all my unplayed music and make it the downloaded name instead of the name I gave it and put it all in 1 folder."

This also happened to me one other time with itunes. But there, i ripped some cds, put them in folders as I wished, and each time I played something the name was automatically changed and it was put in a new folder; same thing, some original name fro... Read more

A:Win 7 renamed/moved all my new music folders while i was out to lunch!

its because probably you need to take ownership How To: Take Ownership Of A Folder/File In Windows 7

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Is it possible to create a resource/user calendar in Outlook 2010 that:
1) everyone can add meetings/events to.
2) anyone can subscribe to, or get notifications if a meeting is added/updated.
3) anyone can add themselves to a meeting

Thank you!

A:Can I create office lunch calendar everyone can add to & subscribe to?

Hello ozasaurus, and Welcome to Seven Forums.

I see you asked the same question before and never got a reply.

I think that's because nobody that has read your question knows the answer, not that you are being ignored.

It sounds like this is for a Business/Corporate environment.
If so, is there an IT Department, Administrator(s), 24x7 Email Server(s), ... ?
Are you trying to create a public calendar on your Local PC using Local Outlook, at work?

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Hi Support,
I am not able to take RDC of server after auto installing of KB4530702. So please suggest that what is the issue.


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Can somebody please please help me? I am trying to download the windows installer 3.1 but it keeps saying unable to download because not enough storage or something. Now I tried these steps below suggested by another site but it didn't work for me

IRPStackSize DWORD (15)

This above has not worked for me. I have a 64bit vista under parameters they have dword which is for 32bit and qword for 64bit I chose qword but i was not able to type in IRPStactSize so I'm stuck. I just bought a pc to tv software and the requirements to watch it is that I have to have the latest media player 11 which I already have and the latest real player which I already have and .NET framework 2.0 which I already have and you have to have windows installer 3.1 which I do not have. This is the only thing preventing me from watching my pc to tv software. So can somebody help me download this windows installer 3.1 onto my 64bit machine thanks

A:Unable to download Windows Installer 3.1

Navigate to key


and make sure the phrase NullSessionPipes is exactly as showed below -if you have different you have correct entries exactly as I have

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I'm trying to install an older version of MYOB accounting software, which I was previously able to install on Win7 Pro by running the installer in Windows XP (SP3) compatibility mode, using an account with administrator privileges.

I'm running Win10 Pro 64b with UAC turned off, using an account with administrator rights, running the installer in XP SP3 mode with administrator rights & I get the following error.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

A:Installer unable to write to registry

Why not try a newer version. All new versions of this software have a free trial period.



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We have a W2k server SP4. running Windows install (msi.dll - 3.1.4000.2435)

Something has happened that now prevents us running MSI installs. Basically nothing happens, no errors or anything in the event log except this when I have to manually kill the msiexec.exe

"The Windows Installer service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 3 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 0 milliseconds: No action. "​
We've installed the latest windows installer, we've tried reinstalling sp4 but not luck.

any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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I had tried booting the XP cd from the CDROM but it will result in a screen containing some message by Caldera Dr-Dos. It states that there is a program that is faulty. Therefore, what can I do to solve this problem for I intended to format my c:.

A:Unable to boot XP installer cd through CDROM

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Well I've had this virus for a while now and I made a post about it and then I was told to only keep on anti-virus software and uninstall the others. One problem - the virus won't allow me to do so. I was later told to come to the security part of the forums to get assigned a security member to help me solve all of this.

A:(windows installer) unable to uninstall

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I recently took on repairing a friends computer, trying to remove multiple viruses. Unfortunately I was unable to repair the os without a fresh install. I successfully wiped the hard drive with [email protected] killdisk, but now the dvd drive won't detect the windows 7 install disk. I did some more investigating and found that it reads cd's but not dvd's anymore. I tried making an iso image of the install disk and create a bootable flash drive with unetbootin and the bios detects the flash drive but when i choose to boot from it, the computer jumps to the next bootable device. I'm in a pickle, either I need to find a way to split Windows 7 into multiple cd's or any other way of installing without buying a new dvd tray for them.

Gateway Notebook NV5207u

Thank you,


A:Unable to boot Windows 7 installer

try other utilities to create bootable flash drive. If not success also external USB dvdrw option quite good in this situations.

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greetings from poland.

oweral situation: PC has 4 months. i had no problems while this time. 3 days ago i've returned from a 3 week holiday. there is posibility that during this time my PC has been used by rest of my family but i'cant say that for sure.

problem: PC starts fine, but after opening too many programs (winamp, opera, and for example two additional) or playing games for some time strange thing happens.

i'm not able to lunch anything from start-up tab, nor run new windows explorer window, nor close programs (in fact i can close them but the last visible windows stays on desktop). another thing is that desktop freezes so i'm not able to refresh it, nor start anything from desktop shortcuts nor close windows properly (the only thing is to press the power button which causes closing windows properly). apart from that hot keys from my keybord worls perfectly so i can lunch winamp from a hotkey but not from a shortcut.

main issue is this freezing desktop, because ewen though i cannot lunch anything the pc runs underneth this freezed desktop so i can still hear that winamp is playing and things like that. thie second problem is possible virtumonde aplication.

before posting this i've read and did Your 5 step walkthroug

thx for any help

here are logs from combofix and hijack this (panda activ scan tried to run 3 times -always stops at 90%) (combofix is additional but hey -You probably need it anyway)


ComboFix 08-08-12.01 - tomv1 2008-08... Read more

A:desktop freezez, lunch bar problems, posible virtumonde

sorry but i couldn't find how to edit previous post

here's log from kaspersky online scaner

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Dodatek Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version:
Program database last update: Thursday, August 14, 2008 09:13:21
Records in database: 1092570

Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 101182
Threat name: 8
Infected objects: 23
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 02:00:59

File name / Threat name / Threats count
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cbXPiJyW.dll/C:\WINDOWS\system32\cbXPiJyW.dll Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monderc.gen 1
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\03\15\2647.mbs Infected: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.SnadBoy.2011 2
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\03\15\2648.mbs Infected: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.SnadBoy.2011 2
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\06\07\2805.mbs Infected: Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banbra.cex 1
C:\Documents and ... Read more

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I have a message that pops up alerting me that I have the c:\WINDOWS\system32\fltmgr.dll and that symantec email proxy won't load correctly. So basically I have no internet connection and Norton can't delete the problem. But I do have a Hijack This log to show. Please help! Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:43:17 PM, on 8/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe... Read more

A:Trojan virus has blocked my internet and... ruined my lunch

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greetings from poland.

oweral situation: PC has 4 months. i had no problems while this time. 3 days ago i've returned from a 3 week holiday. there is posibility that during this time my PC has been used by rest of my family but i'cant say that for sure.

problem: PC starts fine, but after opening too many programs (winamp, opera, and for example two additional) or playing games for some time strange thing happens.

i'm not able to lunch anything from start-up tab, nor run new windows explorer window, nor close programs (in fact i can close them but the last visible windows stays on desktop). another thing is that desktop freezes so i'm not able to refresh it, nor start anything from desktop shortcuts nor close windows properly (the only thing is to press the power button which causes closing windows properly). apart from that hot keys from my keybord worls perfectly so i can lunch winamp from a hotkey but not from a shortcut.

main issue is this freezing desktop, because ewen though i cannot lunch anything the pc runs underneth this freezed desktop so i can still hear that winamp is playing and things like that. thie second problem is possible virtumonde aplication.

before posting this i've read and did Your 5 step walkthroug

thx for any help

here are logs from combofix and hijack this (panda activ scan tried to run 3 times -always stops at 90%) (combofix is additional but hey -You probably need it anyway)


ComboFix 08-08-12.01 - tomv1 2008-08... Read more

A:posible virtumonde, freezing desktop. lunch bar problems

>> bump <<

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Hi, I hope this is is in the right thread, I already posted in software, but was unable to find the solution, I have also posted on the microsoft forum, with no luck.

Basically, I am unable to install anything with .msi (windows installer package), I will get error messages like:

'There is a problem with this windows installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor'


'Installation directory must be on a local hard drive' (Even though it is).

When it does give me an error code it is always 1723

Its not with any specific software I'm having trouble with. For example I tried installing Acrobat, Quicktime, Rhinoceros (3d software) and T-splines (plugin for Rhinoceros)....all of which got an error and had msi installers, so I think its safe to assume its not the software, but a problem with my computer. I have checked all the installers on another computer and they work.

Things I've tried so far
sfc /scannow
Microsoft fix it tool
Checked the status of windows installer in Services (It was running)
The only thing I have come close to is using 'run as admin' with quicktime as it was the only program which allowed that option as an msi. This actually worked and was able to override the DLL error somehow and install quicktime.

Any help is really appreciated.

A:Error 1723 - Unable to install anything with a .msi installer

I am guessing that it is the problem of windows installer. For windows 7, it is the installer version 5, and that is not available to download. It is built in windows 7.

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If it fails, try Repair Install.

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Please help...

When trying to install anything on my computer it just hangs. In Administrative tools I am unable to start Window Installer services. When I try to manually start I get error code 1053. Many probable solutions I find online all require me to run programs like Hijackthis but without windows installer functioning I am unable to launch the programs. Any thoughts or probable fixes?

Thanks in advance


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I have been trying to update my computer for some time, and NET does not install or update. I was finally able to uninstall 4.0 client and extended, and  now I am having trouble installing anything and windows installer crashes. log from Security Check:  Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.81   Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)   Internet Explorer 11  ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` Windows Firewall Enabled!  Microsoft Security Essentials    Antivirus up to date!  `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version   Adobe Flash Player   Adobe Reader XI   Mozilla Firefox (28.0)````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````   Microsoft Security Essentials msseces.exe Windows Defender MSMpEng.exe`````````````````System Health check````````````````` Total Fragmentation on Drive C:  ````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 

  Log from FSS: Farbar Service Scanner Version: 25-02-2014Ran by ARIK (administrator) on 11-04-2014 at 10:04:38Running from "C:\Users\ARIK\Downloads"Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  Service Pack 1 (X64)Boot Mode: Normal****************************************************************Internet Services:============Connection Status:============... Read more

A:Unable to update/windows installer crashing

Please run sfc /scannow.
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
Click on the Sart orb and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box.
In the pane above the search box Programs will appear with cmd below it, right click on cmd and choose Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.
A page similar to the one below will open.

Type in sfc /scannow and then press Enter to start the scan.  Please notice the space between sfc and the /scannow.
If the scan finds no integrity  problems in the first portion of the scan it should stop, to be sure that the scan has stopped wait five minutes, then type in exit and press Enter to stop the scan.
When the scan is finished please post the log of this scan.
To find sfc /scannow file type cmd, run as administrator, copy and paste the following, then press Enter.  
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
This will place a new icon on the desktop titled sfcdetails.

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Hello, lately on start up I have these windows / sonic installer popups that wont go away unless i open up the task manager and manually end task isuspm.exe. On coming to this forum i realize I needed to have hijackthis before asking for help, so I have a log ready for view. However when i downloaded hijackthis onto my desktop proceded to install onto my c: an error popped up as "HijackThis.exe - unable to locate component. This application has failed to start because MSVBVM60.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." Any help would be appreciated thank you.

A:installer popup unable to install hijackthis

Any help would be great ty

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Computer handed to me for problem fixing (here fix) - had a virus of some kind (unknown) someone else tried to resolve unsuccessfully.

Windows XP SP2 (HP Pavilion Media Center PC)

I've started to investigate...
Windows installer problem unable to load / unload some programs.
Specifically as a test I'm tryin gto remove Windows Defender from the Add/Remove programs - unsuccessful get message...

The Windows installer Service could not be accessed.

I've tried a number of things including MS KB - Q315346 - Error message when you try to add or remove a program on a computer that is running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003: "The Windows Installer service could not be accessed"

- same message after trying to remove and reinstall windows installer
- Removed IE7 and tried to reinstall - Thinking it might be an IE issue.

Have run combofix and malwarebytes to remove remnants of virus.

Looking for directions

Current HJT for review

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:35:33 PM, on 25/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Solved: Unable to access windows installer

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My son downloaded a game which had adware attached. now when I start Firefox I get something called "free lunch design" by a company called conduit. How can I get rid of this and have the Firefox home page instead?

A:free lunch adware overriding firefox start page

Hello, try this on firefoxGo to Tools—>Add-onsthen disable the tool bar or uninstall it.Go into Control Panel.ADD/Remove ,If this is XPand unistall itNext run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then ... Read more

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so iv'e been downloaded some software from utorrent (i know it's a bit risky), and when i unrar the file, and entered to the directory, all of a sudden all the setup.exe files's icons become blank and when i try to lunch them, they wont open. 
even when i've try to run them as admin. and even when i shut down all my antivirus defendes(windows defender). 
thank for you all.

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So i returned to my work computer after lunch and the resolution had been changed to 800x600, very odd.
Now i have spent 2 hours trying to get back my resolution to the 1680x1050 that is was before but i still can not choose anything higher then 1600x1200 under Screen Resolution settings. The one with the correct ratio i can choose is 1280x960 and i'd like to bigger one back.

I have updated the driver for my graphics card (ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics accoridng to Device Manager). I have updated the driver for the Monitor (HP LE2201w), but the monitor still shows up as Generic Non-PnP Monitor under Device Manager and now i am out of ideas... I really have no idea what the hell happened when i was gone.
(And yes, the computer was locked so it wasn't someone else changing something)

Uninstalling the driver for the Generic device does nothing, it pops back up again after installing the correct display driver, or after a restart. It's like the display driver i downloaded from HP is not being installed, no idea why.

I thought i'd post this and the boot into the bios and prod around see if i can find something, because at the moment i've lost all hope...

A:Resolution got changed over lunch, cannot revert back to prev. setting

I don't think monitors require drivers. I know you said you uninstalled the driver for the 'Generic Device', but have you tried your graphics driver? It could either be the driver or a third party software messing with the setup.

I'm curious, run a DXDiag by typing into Start Menu Search or typing DXDIAG in Run Command. Check the Display tab for any errors.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:37:05 PM, on 1/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Mobile2\Application Launcher\Application Launcher.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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A:help me with this problem. Unable to run antivirus,Google installer has encountered.

Hi and welcome to TSF

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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HP Probook 6570b Quick lunch botton (MUTE) Stuck in Orange...  


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A:HP Probook 6570b Quick lunch botton (MUTE) Stuck in Orange

According to the message you have recently posted I would like to confirm that this could be a hardware issue and I strongly recommend you to immediately Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the KUDOS star on left to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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Can any one help for the above problem? I had a virus problem which was solved in security forum. Later a fresh problem started with MS office 2K. When ever I started any office application windows installer window popped up & the application started freezing up.I tried to un-install the Office Suite through Add/Remove programmes but same problem occured.So i tried un-installation by eraser2K programme,which did the un-installation.Now I am unable to re-install Office suite. Can any one please help?

A:Solved: Unable to install any application Windows Installer Problem

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I have been trying to install windows 7 on my hd and initially started with ubuntu on partition 1 then resized partition to leave unallocated space for windows 7.

Now I am installing windows 7 from cd and can't get past 'where do you want to install Windows' page because of error stated in title.

I've tried having unallocated space, a ntfs partition, and now have completely wiped the hd of ubuntu's partitions to clean install windows 7. None of the attempts have gotten me past the location of install page.

What can I do to get windows 7?

A:Windows 7 installer unable to create/locate new system partition

Hello rdevoe, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have you done a real wipe or did you just format Grub.


It is also very useful before starting the Windows installation process to correct for disk format errors of many kinds, to include over-writing the Linux / Grub boot loader, that is known to cause serious issues when installing Windows to a HDD / SSD that has had Grub as a loader in the past; also to correct installation errors when clean installing Windows 7 to a space that originally contained Windows XP.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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I use Windows 7 primarily. I tried installing Mafia - The City of lost Heaven but the "MafiaSetup.exe" does not open. When i double-click the windows mouse pointer circle just appears for a moment and then nothing happens. Same thing happens for GTA 4 as well. Many other Games work flawlessly like Wheelman or Prince of Persia series or even GTA San Andreas. But these two games do not work (only these two dont work so far. but i suspect many may fall in this category). I tried the same DVDs of the games in my friends' PCs and they worked perfectly. So the prob is not wid the DVDs, of which am 100% sure.

I tried re-installing win7 assuming that would solve the prob but the same thing happened in the fresh new installation (i did NOT import settings or anything). Then i tried installing XP and when i opened MafiaSetup.exe it just opened for a second like a "black rectangle" maximized the window and then quit. GTA 4 dint open at all. I donno wats causing this coz its common across all OSs.

Can something in BIOS cause this?? Or where can the prob possibly be. I am lost!!!

There is yet another thing. My PC got a virus a few months back. It was just something that caused google to not work properly. Then i downloaded a fix for it from the internet (a freeware program) and it fixed it. There were no traces of the prob after that. I feel that virus (or malware or watever) is now done wid and this most probably has nothing to do wid it. I dont remember the ... Read more

A:Unable to open certain Video Game Installer (.exe) files in any Windows OS

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after updates on this KB4093112 issue my whole ofice packet 365 dont work the programs are crashing immediatley after start. im clocking 4 hours on the issue , this is monie waisted . somebody have to fix it. im uninstalling the update each day and
everything works. but this is horrible business practice. i also noticed that Foxit reader also crashes when the office 365 crashes.

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My wife's pc has always smoothly updated and installed windows and java updates. I now get the error message, unable to launch the java update installer the requested operation requires elevation.

Searching these forums I found information regarding user account permissions and followed an instruction to right click on the the java icon I located in the start button Search line and clicked run as administator and the black window flashed on the screen. Then I tried to install the update, but same error message. Any help appreciated.
Thank you.

A:Solved: Unable to launch the java update installer requires elevation

For help, please post the exact error message(s) you are seeing.
You can also try this webpage to update java, use the "verify now" link in the Windows section



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Hi there, thanks for taking the time to help!Firstly, I'm running a Toshiba Satellite with Vista Home Premium 32-bit and sp2..About a week ago I started experiencing redirects when clicking on links through Google. I understood from searches this was the dreaded TDSS Rootkit which seems to be sweeping the nation at the moment. Fortunately I seemed to have been able to remove it, as my searches are no longer tainted (though for the life of me I don't remember what i did, so many different things tried!). Unfortunately, I now seem to be having a seperate issue which I'm unsure whether it is a result of me 'fiddling' with system settings too much or the TDSS still has a hold on me.Average 6 out of 10 times in the past week, when shutting down my computer, it has hung at the Logging Off or Shutting Down screen and will not shut down. In the same instances where this is happening, when trying to install/uninstall a program I receive an error from Windows Installer stating "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.". Clearly a very helpful message if you work in an office with a deicated IT department!I searched this on Google and found this could be a problem with the entry in Services.msc and could be amended simply by changing the setting to 'Manual'. The unfortunate part is when attempting to access Servi... Read more

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I was doing an Avast scan and this came up. I then googled the search and saw a reply on this site. I did the first step and wanted to know if anyone could help me get rid of this trojan?

This was my BAC result after following the instructions
Find AWF report by noahdfear ?2006
Version 1.40

The current date is: Sat 08/23/2008
The current time is: 7:53:18.50
bak folders found

Duplicate files of bak directory contents

end of report

I would appreciate any help possible.

A:Avast Virus Scanner: Window\rcdsetup.exe\%sys%\ocxsetup.ws4 Error:unable To Scan Installer Archive Is Corrupt.

Is there any thing to help this?

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I've got a bit of a problem and after a bit of research I think I've narrowed it down.

I've just upgraded my Processor from a FX6350 to a FX8350. For some reason booted into windows and the keyboard does not want to work. Thought maybe because not powerful enough PSU so I've used another one (I've got a 500w and tried a 600w) and still got the same issue.

Thing is, the keyboard works in post boot and bios but not windows. Bit of research and people say it's the drivers. So I've had a look at device manager and sure enough theres a yellow warning icon on the keyboard and says it cannot find the drivers, so I've found the drivers for the keyboard and gone to install them but I've got another problem:- The driver installer wants me to insert the keyboard into the PC, which I have but it is still not being recognized and there is no lights on my keyboard or anything, the Next button is greyed out and nothing I can do. is there a way of getting round this?

I've got Windows 8 64bit, Saitek Cybourg V7 keyboard, and been doing this all in Safemode. In BIOS, Legacy USB Support and Legacy USB3 Support are both enabled

I've opened opened Windows update and it said there was an update for my keyboard so I've downloaded it and it's thrown up and error and cannot install it, the error is 800f0219

Could this still be a powersupply problem or is it simply drivers?
I never had this issue when I had the FX6350 installed, only since the FX8350 has been installed today has this happened

A:Keyboard drivers installer unable to recognise keyboard

Is this a special keyboard? does your motherboard have ps2 connection for a keyboard/mouse? If so, try connecting a ps2 keyboard as a temporary solution until you can iron out the driver issues. Or maybe just a plain vanilla USB keyboard will do the trick. I don't think your PSU has anything to do with it. Hope this helps.

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Hello I'm David,
I'm new in the forum. As the title says, I have some problem  installing the icloud control panel in windows. At the end of the installation, the installer says that it has not the administrator privilegies to write in C:\ProgramData\microsoft\windos\Startmenu\programs\icloud.
I tried to used (in this sequence):
1- Malwarebytes anti malware
In the following i'm posting the log of the programs (Hijackthis file included)
Can you help me in find what it is the problem?
I opened everything as administrator not always the anti malware program even the icloud setup.

A:Icloud installer - windows installer does not have the administrator privilegies

I run Window Repair all in one too putting the MSI (windows installer) repair, but unfortunatly nothing changed

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every time me or my wife logs into our accounts on windows we receive a pop up for windows installer and sonic decoder. they cannot be canceled unless I open the task manager and manually stop them I cant think of any changes I have made to msconfig or my registry that would cause this. I checked the event viewer log to see if there was any additional info but none was available. Any suggestions anyone?

My system also seems to be running very sluggishly way slower than normal, I ran a spyware scan Vundo fix and I am currently running a complete antivirus scan just to be safe even though I dont feel that this is malware/virus related.

A:windows installer/sonic decoder installer

so an update to this one....my computer is acting all sorts of weird now and programs are showing up that I deleted long ago....also when I view the audit in event viewer it shows a very large amount of registry errors. I am not familiar with the process to repair a corrupted registry . Is there anyone that could lend me some suggestions or guide me on the right path?

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My netbook is DENVER NBW-10004N. It was running Windows 10 64-bit but the boot file was corrupted so i had to format and install clean Windows 10 32-bit. Now i got another problems. Audio driver is not working, battery icon not showing and brightness is not working and Wi-Fi won't connect to my new router anymore. I guess those drivers was made for 64-bit only and the processor is 64-bit based but my BIOS won't recognize Win10 64-bit installer. Only 32-bit installer.

This is how my boot list looks like when i created Win10 32-bit bootable USB

And this is how my boot list looks like when i created Win10 64-bit bootable USB

I contacted my manufacturer but they said they don't have any recovery or image to flash and send it to local store for help. I did send it to my local store but they could not help so i took it back home and i asked my manufacturer for drivers and bios updates etc but they ignored me for no reason.

I created bootable Plop Boot Manager which allow to boot any drives that BIOS won't allow but it doesn't show in boot list

If you wanna know how BIOS looks like, take a look in my album
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A:BIOS won't recognize x64 installer, but regconized x86 installer

How are you making the USB flash drive for the installation?

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I know I have windows installer installed, as Flashplayer and adobe installed it. Is it harmful, my brother is raising a lot of heck about it. I read the other old forum logs for windows installer and it does not see to be a problem. He also said that he has a program from windows called Trusted Installer. Checked back forum logs, nothing on trusted installer. I ran a search of my computer with no results. He said it stopped him from downloading SAS. He did a clean install and now it downloads and he cannot find no trusted installer on it. Is there such a thing as a trusted installer? Its only supposed to be in vista as he says. Curious about it as I cannot find nothing on my computer for trusted installer, windows installer yes, other NO.

A:Solved: windows installer/trusted installer?


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Hi buddies,

I want to degrade Windows Installer 2.0 to Windows Installer 1.1 in Windows 2000 Server.

I have downloaded the Installer v1.1 and installed but it didnt get updated.

Plz help me in this issue...

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I've been try many option based on the forum, but all the steps doesn't work at all.
My Windows Store just open for a few second and then closed.
I try wit MSReset.exe but appear message "ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches The remote prosedure call Failed"
I run The Apps Troubleshooter, but i doesn't work too.
Please help me to solve my problem, i so depressed.
Thank You

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