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Q: Trouble installing iCloud

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 120s. Everytime I try to install iCloud, it gets to the end of the installation and a message about a problem with Windows installer pops uyp and the installation rolls back. Any suggestions on how to install iCloud?

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I have a new Windows 10 laptop and I have migrated most everything from my previous laptop that I wanted and everything has been working pretty good up to now. I use Outlook 2007 for POP3 email and had installed in on the new LT and moved my PST and all was working good with email, contacts and calendar after much help from here: https://forums.techguy.org/threads/...le-on-new-windows-10-pc.1163278/#post-9186499. Yesterday I decided to move my iTunes from the old LT to the new LT and I installed ITunes and ICloud on the new LT and synced it with my iPhone 6. Thought all was well until this morning when I'm checking my POP3 email account. All my email downloaded no problem and I was able to read everything. When I went to send email I found that iCloud had emptied my Contacts and replaced it with iCloud contacts which essentially is the ones that I had on my phone. (My iPhone contacts are still there.) If I click the "To" field in the email it does bring up my outlook contacts that I had on my computer before the iCloud debacle and it does let me select them. However when I send them I get an immediate undeliverable message from system administrator saying:
The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

454 4.7.1 <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>: Relay access denied

I tried to do some Googling on this and found something that said that iCloud doesn't work well with Outlook. I also saw that people had problems w... Read more

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i am running into following problem when installing icloud for windows on windows 8 system
i downloaded the file again but to no avail

the same binary installed fine on windows 7 system

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Hi all,
I had some trouble with my laptop and I had to install XP home again and format my computer. Everything went well until after the preparing installation bullet. While going to the installing windows bullet now, I get a message with serveral files cannot copy, so I click browse from my windows XP cd which is D:\ but nothing happens, I can cancel that file from being copied but window after window pops up in the same manner with the same message. Can anyone please inform me on how to fix this situation.

My thanks in advance to all.

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I wanted to get an opinion or a knowlege of what seetings the laptop needs to be, for iCloud to function properly? Maybe the settings on the other end as well, have to be adjusted to accept a PC system?
At this point, I am having screen resolution & color issues. Seems when I open the iCloud program, the screen switches & the colors & resolution go to a negative & cartoonish appearance.
Putting the feelers out there now.

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Q: Icloud

I just purchased a new HP all in one computer. I downloaded the cloud. I'm trying to get my photos from my i phone to my pc. I've tried everthing i know.

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Up til now, I have been happily syncing my iPhone4 and iPad2 with MS Outlook 2007 via my PC x iTunes.

Somehow, I recall choosing an option somewhere to use iCloud "cos it sounded OK" but now when I try to sync the devices on iTunes, it tells me that I cannot do this anymore as it is being done on iCloud and I will have duplicate contacts and all sorts of dire problems.

At the risk of being old fashioned, how do I get rid of iCloud and go back to the procedure first mentioned in Para one ..........?

I feel much happier with it and not having vast numbers of contacts, appontments etc. would prefer to leave iCloud out of it for the moment.

How do I do this thanks?

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My computer was constantly rebooting and I had no way of keeping it going to reinstall windows xp pro, so I formatted the c: drive. Now the problem.....
It will not let me install getting error message saying "setup found a compressed volume or a disk cache utility on your computer. Quit setup and check your compressed volume with your disk compression software or remove disk cache utility.
Please explain thanks bondi

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Upgrading windows 98se to windows xp. It was a new hard drive that I installed windows 98se and decided to install windows xp home sp2 oem instead. I get to the setup screen that says This portion of the setup program prepares microsoft windows xp to run on your computer. I press enter to set up windows xp. Then the following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.
c: partition1 (Fat32) 29310 mb (28918 mb free)
I press enter to set up windows xp and it gives me the option to convert the partition to NTFS or leave the current file system intact (no changes) which then throws up a caution a\windows folder already exists that contains a windows installation and if i continue it will overwrite it. I don't have any files I need to retain as it is a new hard drive, but I am having issues. Once it installs the necessary files, I start getting
cannot copy the file: bootvid.dll
and then kdcom.dll
then c_1252.nls
then c_437.nls
then l_inst.nls
then vgaoem.fon
And on and on I guess if I continue. Please advise! I need this up and going today as it is a gift for my mother this weekend. I don't know what I have done, but I sure need some help. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

A:Please help, trouble installing xp!

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So I'm trying to reinstall my copy of Win XP. I start it up with the CD as usual, waits and presses enter to begin installing. Right there the installationprogram halts and says that it can't find my harddrive and tells me to check that it is connected.

The weird thing is that my harddrive is working just fine while using the installation of XP I currently have installed. Should I dig in and check the cables or is there anything else I should check into first?

A:HDD trouble while re-installing XP

is it a PATA or SATA hdd?

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Hey folks! So I just bought a new laptop as well as a new SSD to go along with it. I'm trying to migrate all of my info from my HDD to my new SSD and then run everything off of the SSD. This is turning out to be the most frustrating thing in the world. Tried Acronis and it will only create a backup, no cloning. I broke and bought Paragon for the migration but halfway through the paritioning it says "Disk I/O error" Error in disk 1 etc...

I'm running windows 7, let me know if you need any other information.


A:Trouble Installing New SSD

Acronis has a cloning feature, its available from both the Windows interface or the bootable disc(highly recommended). Here's a guide: http://kb.acronis.com/content/17540

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I have an MSI 845 Ultra series mother board and I already have 128 mb DDR ram in there. I bought another 512 chip and put it in, but the computer just wouldn't start. I tried many different slots and combinations with this one in that slot and that one in this slot, but I either got to the windows screen and the computer would shut off, or I got a message saying I was missing some file.

I tried the 512 chip on its own and first it gave me the WinXP blue screen of death, then I changed slots and it kept turning off again.

WHat shuold I do? Thanks

A:Having trouble installing new RAM

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I have an old PC with Asus p4s533x motherboard and hdd maxtor 120 gb with no operating system installed. My CPU was dead and yesterday I got another one. The problem I have is the following.When I tried to install win xp sp2 I put the disk into the drive and set the cd drive to be the first booting device in BIOS. After that it showed on the screen " ATAPI Boot from cd no emulation" and the line bellow "press any key to boot from cd.." So I pressed enter and proceeded to the installation process. I have done everything correctly - formatted the partitition,and waited for windows to copy files. After that the computer rebooted and after it started again I saw again the things I mentioned "atapi boot from cd rom no emulation" and press any key to boot from cd.." After I touched nothing and that screen passed nothing was shown on the monitor and I was not taken to proceed with my installation. The screen is black and the power indicator on the monitor is switching on and off like it has no signal. That happened with every 3 bootable cd's I have and I am desperate. Any ideas? Pls help..

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A:Trouble installing XP SP2 on old PC

Just a guess, Sounds like the computer is not reading the cd player, Check your bios set up to make sure the cd player is set at ATAPI device, Another thing is this a original copy of XP or a burn't copy, Sometimes Burn't copys will do this. Hopefully this helps. If not maybe someone here will have a better answer. GoodLuck

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I'll try to be pretty clear on what my problem is, since surfing the web has produced many sites with the problem and none with what seems like a correct diagnosis.

I'm installing XP, which i've done with this disk a dozen times before, and i'm getting the error "Setup could not read the CD you inserted, or the CD is not a valid Windows CD."

Here's how it happened: I'm redoing my main drive to increase my XP partition, and at that point i was not having this problem. I deleted the partition XP was previously on, as well as another partition i wasn't using. Then i decided i would just format the whole drive, but there were a few files i needed before i did it. So, i exited setup not realizing (duh) i had just deleted windows. Now, i've since comed to terms with that mistake, but the problem seems to be that windows wants a full version disk, or does not recognize the flawless disk that's in there.

The rub is that this disk is flawless, is "full version" as it's the only disk i've ever installed windows with, and neither the CD nor the HDD seem to be malfunctioning. Am i screwed?

A:Trouble installing XP

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i am trying to re-install my xp-pro because my computer has become way too cluttered and i want a new fresh start. so, when i pop in the xp cd, i click install, select the second option (not upgrade), make ntfs partition.. then it restarts and goes to xp pro setup. from there, i dont know what to do. i get to a screen where it shows the partitions and asks which one i want to install the os onto. when i click the only one that it shows, C, i get a "its not recomended to put two OS's onto one partition". what do i do from here? im kind of confused because in the beginning i chose "fresh install". when i reboot and try again, the same thing happens.

A:trouble re-installing xp-pro

You have to format the old partition to install a fresh copy of XP . You can also delete the partition and create a new primary partition then format , which is more complete than a format . You still have the old copy of XP on your drive thats why its telling you about 2 Operating systems on 1 drive

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Hi Everyone,

I'm in need of some help. A while back I got a new windows XP OS disk but never used it. I have since tried to install it on to my computer but I cant get the Network connection to work therefore I'm unable to connect my pc to the internet. Before I started playing about with everything my PC had windows 7 on and connected to the internet fine. Please can someone help me with this! I think I've killed it!!

A:Trouble installing.

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Take hart, you are not alone.
Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 : The New Yorker

A:If anyone is having trouble installing Win 8.1

Nice one Bill.

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Due to a virus I needed to reinstall and but I have getting an error: "windows cannot be installed to this disk the computers hardware may not support booting to this disk". I have two raid 0 setups one is of 2 ssds and the other of 2 hdds. I have and Asus deluxe 99 motherboard and am trying to reinstall windows 10. I have been trying to fix this for days but to no avail.

A:Having Trouble Installing

back to the bios, try setting to AHCI and see if smart is enabled. beyond this I cannot add more as raid setups goes further then my own machines.

if not, return to bios for other possible and consider the connections for the drive/s are correctly fitted.


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I am trying to do a fresh install of XP on my PC. I have a 500gb SATA HD, i have reformatted this and put the XP disk in on startup, it went through the options, did a quick format of my drive and then installed the setup files, it automatically restarted my computer and then went back through the same process as if i hadnt done anything. I tried setting my HD to boot first, but this just puts my PC into a booting loop, so after detecting any IDE drives it will just restart the comp.

I have also tried installing Win98 first, but once it is installed it wont load up, only in safe mode which isnt much help.

Can anybody help me??


A:Im having trouble installing XP...


installed the setup files, it automatically restarted my computer

At this point are you getting instructions to remove any disks and press any key to restart? If you've been removing the XP CD and pressing a key to restart, don't do either. It'll take a several seconds for your computer to reboot and you'll feel like it's taking forever; but it's okay. Setup will continue after that.

That's how it works when installing XP Home. Maybe it's the same for Pro. Or if you've been leaving the CD in, then try taking it out when it restarts.

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Hi everyone. Hope you can help.

We are having trouble installing OS's on our computer. We first had ME then upgraded to W/2K. Well, that crashed and we needed a new hard drive so we upgraded that from 20GB to either 80GB or 160GB. After installing the hard drive (with everyhting wiped out) we decided we wanted XP.

Now with all that said, we DO NOT HAVE A CD ROM XP DISK with a bootable file. Therefore my friends, we went to Microsoft and they suggested downloading the 6 floppy disks for the reboot.

1. I downloaded the 6 floppies
2. Went to install and while running the second floppy, the set up hung up on "windows.exe"
3. It was suggest to set on the BIOS set up to Floppy, CD ROM second in this order (ok will do that when I get to the computer that i'm troubleshooting)

The problem is we NEED to get this computer booted some how since it doesn't have an OS so that we can install XP. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.


A:Trouble with installing XP

hi you may try to boot from win me boot floppy and the go to cd rom drive
then cd to "i386" folder then type winnt.exe and hit enter.

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hello i didnt know that i downloaded the trial version so the other day i was on for the first time in awhile some of you guys that work this knew i had a problem where i couldnt even log on my computer. well i finally fixed it. now i relalized i had a trail version so i thought i uninstalled it properly so i could just have the free version so i tried to install that and i keep getting:Installer initialization failed due to the following error: Warning: Internal error. Dialog with id "AvgDetectedDlg" was not found in the setup.what should i do?Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:trouble installing avg

i thought i uninstalled it properly so i could just have the free version so i tried to install that and i keep getting:Installer initialization failed due to the following error: Warning: Internal error. Dialog with id "AvgDetectedDlg" was not found in the setup.what should i do?Please follow the instructions found in this AVG 8.x Uninstall / Re-Install Instructionshttp://forums.avg.com/ww.avg-free-forum?se...show&id=791

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I recently got my computer upgraded with a brand new harddive.

When I try to boot the Windows XP SP2 install from cd or floppy, it doesn't work. I went into the bios and set boot from cd first, didn't work. Also boot from floppy didn't work either. I have a bootable Win XP SP2 cd and also the 6-diskette bootable for Win XP SP2. Nothing seems to be working...

Can anyone help me out?

A:Trouble installing XP on new hd

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Is this an OEM cd or a burnt copy? Make sure it is clean from smudges and scratches. Also you might want to clean the lens on the cd-rom drive or whatever drive your using

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Recently I was advised to uninstall & reinstall my CHROME browser (in connection with sports sight I was having problems with). after uninstalling my chrome I went on internet explorer and tried to download a "new CHROME" but to no avail - all I get is a message saying : "googleinstaller-en.application might have been removed or deleted, also unable to download it offline, same with your own sight request to "download our free Sysinfo utility" cant download it either. My internet explorer is not good- I cant get any sound to videos or any thing. and I have to shut down PC and open it afresh every time to work at all. I hope some one can help me. I realy want to get back to using my CHROME.

A:trouble with installing

How did u uninstall the chrome?
Are u sure about ur internet connection?
Where do u get this "cant download" alert? By clicking the link on the official site?

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I have two hard drives. A Western Digital 120 GB IDE drive, and a 120 GB Western Digital SATA drive.

I want to install Windows on the SATA (Master) Drive. When I go to install windows, It says:

Unpartitioned Space 114471 MB

I push C to create a partition, it doesnt allow me to choose which type of Partition. I can only choose the size of the partition. When I create it, it names itself Partition1 [New (Raw) ].

When I try to install windows on it, setup tells me that it is not a windows compatible file system, and that I need to remake the partition.


Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Trouble installing XP

It depends on your type of PC but maybe you need a large drive enabler (or a Bios flashup.) It is a small routine to allow the drives to be partitioned, in fact it creates a partition.
This little program must be available on your manufacturers site.
Here you find a guide for XP reïnstall.

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I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and have this problem

If I download a .zip file I sem to allways get error saying file currupt, If I download and .exe file sutch as the new iTunes from Apple website I get to the Open File Security Warning then the install just stops (UAC allready on the lowest setting) BUT if I download from a torrent site things work fine!

If I try a direct install from the browser either Chrome, Firefox or IE it tells me the certificates are not supported/reccognised and just stops the install with no other message

I have tried loats of things including

UAC to lowest setting
Install as Administrator
Trouble shoot compatibility etc


A:Trouble installing

Install and update Avast 5, schedule a Boot Time scan and restart to complete it.

In the future, rightclick scan any downloads upon completion.

Can you System Restore to before this problem began? You still need to do the virus scan first.

If not, run sfc /scannow to see if System Files are damaged and reparable..

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I have constantly tried to solve my problem on my PC - running system Microsoft XP Pro version 2002 Service Pack 3. My computer also is AMD Ath/on (tm)XP18004. I run IE7.

I fully believe that my problems with my computers started after I installed SP3 a few months ago as one of my laptops has exactly the same problem as this computer - it has XP Pro same version and sp3 as above and same IE7 - it is an Intel(R) Pentium(R)M. I am on Broadband DSL with both desk top and laptop computers. I have a router Netgear.

There are certain websites that I can't reach, it comes back with the message that Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage - mostly when I try and click through from another website. I also cannot display any ads including adsense but I have javascripts enabled. I've searched for help and tried to solve it many times - in fact hours and hours have been spent on it. By the way, I also get a similar message with Firefox and Opera.

I don't have any problems with any of my secure sites ie Bank and google site for example, so not necessarily all secure websites. In the forum, I saw that www.cnn.com and www.fidelity.com was mentioned as possible problem sites but I could link to them no problem.

I also have another laptop computer which has IE6 installed and windows 2000 Pro - I have no problem whatsoever with that. I use a wireless connection with that computer. When I can't see websites on my 2 XP computers, I go onto my windows 2000 comput... Read more

A:Trouble with my XP since installing SP 3

Hello brenda and welcome to TSF,

The point about you being able to access secure websites but not other sites probably points to the certificate for the website it is looking for. No certificate no access? Can i recommemend rolling back and re-installing IE6 as a quick fix? I had a problem where IE7 would not load a hotmail inbox, i think there are so many bugs in IE7. I must admit my personal PC has IE6 and will probably stay that way.


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i downloaded .net framework 1.1, but it would not install, said publisher unknown.i downloaded from microsoft please help .thanks

A:Trouble Installing

Try downloading it again.

BTW the .net framework is not an essential windows component.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 596962 MB, Free - 454266 MB; D: Total - 13515 MB, Free - 1847 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 473244 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET, 3.02, MS1C93R62800103
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

I'm having trouble installing IE9. Do i have to delete 8 first, or disable my Norton Internet Suite?


A:Trouble installing IE9

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Currently have two sticks of RAM installed and wanted to install two more, but problems occur when installing the two new sticks of RAM. Not entirely sure what information to post.

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I recently got a new computer and I'm trying to install windows, I can't find the original install disc (haven't used it in years). I had saved an ISO of the disc on my computer from when i had installed it before. I tried creating the ISO image but when my system goes to boot from disc i just get stuck in a loop were it resets every time it loops through again. I streamlined SP2 to the disc, could that have caused a problem? Please advise, thanks.

A:Trouble installing XP

lets see if im understanding this correctly. u now have a brand new computer?are u trying to use stuff from an old computer?didnt the brand new computer come with anything like a restore disk? what version of windows xp home or pro? what brand of computer do u have now? the more info we have we can help u better to solve this for u.the only thing i can think of right now that might be the problem is if the copy u made of the restore disk is from one brand of computer and your trying to install it in another brand of computer. in other words u cant mix apples and oranges. restore disks have to be used like this dell to dell, ibm to ibm, hp to hp etc. hope this helps u.

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I recently downloaded IE7 but i am having a problem with installing it. A message comes up each time telling me it cant verify the integrity of the files and to make sure the cryptographic service is running. i have checked the cryptographic service and it was and still is running. Can somebody help me please.

A:trouble installing IE7

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Hi, hope someone can help, i'm new this year to the world of pc's so knoledge is limited, i bought an old pc of a friend, hooked up to broadband, the system i know little about except its 512 sdram, 10 hard drive, windows xp sp2, problem is bought new digital camera and tried to install, apparently it should of picked it up on wizard but didnt, got told probably using usb 1.1 and camera needs usb 2.0, purchased, but wont install! is this pc too old to install modern equiptment? would love to upgrade but funds are a problem greatfull for any advise,

A:Trouble Installing Usb

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Im installing XP home edition on my comp ans after i boot disk load and format my drive i get to the part where it starts copying .dll files and stuff like that.

It copies some of the files but every 15 files or so it says that it cant copy the files and to make sure that the XP cd is in the drive, which of course it is.

I dont know of its just dirst or something (looks fine to me) or maybe its a common problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. TY

A:Trouble installing XP

Some files cannot be installed like dvd dlls if you don't have a dvd rom drive.In saying that are you given the option to press esc to continue ?

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Hello all. I am brand new to this sight and am in need of help.

Built new box yesterday. BIOS is recognizing all drives. Put Win XP pro in DVD-R and am told to reboot and select proper boot device. Have been through BIOS, can't understand why this happening. It's so frustrating to stall this far along in the build.

Please help

A:Trouble Installing

Did you change the boot order in the BIOS to boot to the CD first?

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I have been going a little crazy over this. Trying to install CS3 on my computer (Windows 7 Home 64 bit operating system) I did have a trial version, so that has been uninstalled (used the programs, uninstall, and then used the cleanscript from Adobe). I have tried copying the DVD install info to my computer installing that way. Ran as admistrator, no go.

The only thing that comes up is the - initializing Adobe Photoshop CS3 - bar fills up, and then it disappears.

I am now getting a 1402 error. I tried to fix the permissions on the registry errors I was getting, it tells me I don't have permission to change the permissions.

There has to be an easier way to get this program to install.

*please help me*

editec to add - error log -

[ 5196] Fri Apr 23 16:59:41 2010 ERROR
-------------------- BEGIN - Initialization Failures - BEGIN --------------------
Fatal error initializing from proxy files.
The following proxy files could not be loaded
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Installers\719d6f144d0c086a0dfa7ff76bb9ac1\payloads\AdobeBridge2All\AdobeBridge2All.proxy.xml
-------------------- END - Initialization Failures - END --------------------

A:Trouble installing CS3

I wish I could help you. I completely understand how you feel. I am having similar issues and came to your thread hoping for an answer here. I also started my own thread about my CS3 problems. I hope you find the answers you need.

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I bought a Gateway DX4822-01 with Windows 7 preinstalled. The motherboard lacks any IDE ports so I had to buy an IDE-SATA adapter for my old 250 GB Western Digital drive from my old PC.

After plugging everything in, I powered up. With the device plugged in, Windows 7 takes longer to boot and when it does, it does not detect the IDE HDD at all.

I believe I may have to format the drive. The old drive still has XP installed plus some remaining files. Unfortunately, I can not do this with the Windows 7 disc as Gateway didn't include one. There's an option to burn backup and boot discs to DVD but I do not know if that will be what I need.

Formatting in the old PC is no longer an option. It's been stripped for parts and some of it already sold off.

Is there any chance to use this drive or should I write it off?

A:trouble installing a 2nd IDE HDD

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums
Do not write it off,im fairly sure can be fixed.
First,double check to make sure it is installed correctly.
Then go to control panel>system>device manager and see if you can see it in there.

If so,
control panel-> system and security-> create and format hard disk partitions>right click on the hdd >change drive letters and paths>add drive letter.

Then check in the devices and printers portal from the start menu.

Let me know if its possible and if it works,

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I've put this in this forum but it's related to an XP problem so it's a bit of both.

Last week my computer finally gave up the ghost - near as I can figure through limited info, the boot manager is corrupted.

Long and short of it is that I now cannot load my PC at all - it will go as far as the options screen for safe mode, last known config etc, then to the loading screen then it restarts itself. If I do nothing it will go through this circuit ad infinitum.

Today I have received a new copy of windows 7 - the intention was to install this and format the drive to wipe everything previous (all my files are on external hard drive and there have been a lot of probs with my XP that I haven't been able to remedy).

On trying to install windows 7 I get the 'missing CD/DVD drivers' message that lots of people have had trouble with - I've tried downloading the up to date drivers for my DVD rom on a USB pen disk but it wouldn't pick them up. The only option I have as far as downloading anything is to fetch it via a friend's lap top - I literally cannot access my own desktop at all under any option.

What can I do? My puter is old - 2002 ish - it's a Cybercom but not sure on the model at the mo. I'm not PC illiterate by any means but my knowledge is limited when it comes to problems like this!

A:Trouble installing W7

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Ok well i have a dell optiplex gx260 i got it running windows xp i wanted to see how it ran with vista so i upgraded it to vista after a while i realized xp was much better for it so when i go to installing windows xp i face a problem......I am booting from a usb since thats what i have my iso on and after it saying windows is loading files and windows is starting setup it blue screens... i knew that i forgot to change my bios setting to ahci or ata or ide, whatever the option is for installing xp but when i go into my bios which is version a09 i dont have the option to change or configure sata as please help i really need xp running on this machine -all help appreciated-

A:-PLEASE HELP- Trouble installing XP

Have you tried installing XP from the your USB more than once? If so, does it always result in the same blue screen? Could you post the error code for the bluescreen you get? Maybe you can Google it and see what it relates to so that you will know where the problem lies since a bluescreen can be result of a wide variety of problems. Doing this would help narrow it down.

Personally, the first thing I would do is wipe the drive clean with a utility called DBAN. I've never had to downgrade my OS to a previous version of Windows but if I would, that's the first thing I would do to make sure the drive is completely clean and therefore doesn't result in issues when trying to write over it when installing the new OS (XP in your case).

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What would be the appropriate section to ask for help with installing .net 3.5?

A:Having trouble installing .net 3.5

Hello Lamey, and welcome.

Software or this one. What is your problem?


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Hey, I recently built my first computer and I'm having some trouble partitioning my hard disk. I'm new to the installion of an OS and any help would be really appreciated. I get the error message: "Setup was unable to format the partition. Disk may be damaged. Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated."

My computer specs are:
EVGA x58 LE mobo
OCZ Tri-channel DDR3 RaM (2gb each stick)
Thermaltake toughpower 750 PSW
HP dvd 1270i disk drive
Seagate 7200.10 rpm 250gb hard drive

Any help on what to do would be insanely appreciated Thanks

A:Trouble Installing

Having a look around on Google, some suggestions have arisen saying that the drive might not be partitioned (which doesn't sound right to me, since I have built a few computers without encountering this problem).

In any case, you might want to test your hard drive for any issues. Download SeaTools for DOS (http://download.seagate.com/seatools/registration.nsf/eula/desktop, you have to complete the registration form to proceed), burn the image to CD, and run the tests provided to check the status of your drive.

You can view the help guide here: http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/SeaToolsDOSguide.pdf

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I have a computer that came pre-installed with Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. A little over a year ago I did a clean install of Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit and have had no issues with the machine until recently. A couple weeks ago the computer would not boot past the Windows Logo. No new hardware or software had recently been installed. I attempted to to do a system restore back to an earlier point but that did not help. I also attempted to do start up repair using the Win 7 disk and was not able to fix the issue. I then decided to try to just re install the OS. I re-formatted the hard drive and attempted a clean install and the was able to get to where it stated it was finishing the install and it would just hang there and not complete the install. I attempted this a few times with no luck. I then attempted to re install the original OS and put Vista back on the computer. I was able to successfully install Vista on the Computer. I decided to try the Win 7 install again and just did the upgrade option and it would still hang near the end of the installation.

Any ideas on why Win 7 will no longer Install on my PC?

Vista Home Premium
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core Processor 2.20 GHz
64 Bit

A:Trouble Re-Installing Win 7

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I have this major problem that is killin me for about a week now i bought a new motherboard and it has only one IDE slot and 4 SATA slots so i tryed to install a fresh copy of xp and a new HDD i booted from cd did everything right formatted the HDD and the installation started just like every other time after the first step of the installation when your computer has to restart it didnt act right it came to the startup screen and gave me an error message cant boot from HDD i asked around and people told me that i need a SATA DVD ROM because i was tryin to install Windows with a IDE DVD ROM connected parallel with my IDE HDD because my new motherboard has only one IDE slot i had to to it like that so people told me that the DVD ROM and the HDD must be seperated
So i listened to some people and went and bought me an SATA DVD ROM connected to my mother board with a sata connector and then connected my HDD with an IDE connector and started my computer with hopes that this will fix all the first step again went fine and again after restart my computer wont continue the installation process i am just goin mad i have tryed everything in the BIOS settings but it just wont work please anyone

A:Trouble installing XP

You mad a basic mistake doing a full reinstalling WinXP

You fail to state, but if your new HD is SATA, WinXP does not have SATA drivers, so it cannot see your STAT devices. When you run WinXP Setup, at the first screen on the bottom Statusbar should be a option to install additional drivers. You MUST use this to install the SATA drivers before the setup runs. The drivers should be on a CD provided with the HD. You will have a problem, because if you have only one CD-ROM drive, you cannot remove the WinXP Setup CD after setup starts. You need the SATA drivers on a floppy or Flash Drive (if accessible).

I know it's too late, but what you SHOULD have done, is using your old C: (which I assume is IDE), is perform a WinXP Repair Reinstall. You boot to the WinXP Setup CD and go through the install option, but Setup should see you already have WinXP installed and display C:\Windows as the location. On the bottom Statusbar on this window is a Repair option (the 2nd such option), using this would have started a WinXP Repair Reinstall that would have left your current configuration and applications intact. The only thing you would have to do, AFTER you are sure everything is OK, is to rerun ALL Win Updates.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on a new harddrive I have bought but when it goes to install it does the copying files (first step) and instantly goes from 0 to 100% and errors on the next step (expanding files). This happens to me no matter if I have the hard drive in the laptop it was meant for or another laptop that I use. I have tried multiple different ISOs with multiple different computers and different programs to make sure it was not my install disc. I have yet to try a bought DVD of W7. Does anyone know what this could be?

The new HDD is a brand new HDD with SSD 4GB hybrid and advertised to work with no drivers and they do not supply any.

My current assumptions at this point is that it still could be my install disc is corrupt or something. Also could be incorrect hard drive formatting or worse faulty hardware. The part that disturbs me is that I can not get it to install on my own personal laptop that I use.

Can anyone suggest anything? I have been told to supply the SATA drivers for the MOBO at install but that was a nightmare. I think the reason it didn't work was because the drivers were for XP or Vista and did not have explicit compatibility for W7 but probably still would of worked.

A:Trouble installing W7

Change your sata controller this problem happens to me thats why i posted a topic

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I have DDR ram with 184 pins and trying to install new ram. I have a NF61S Micro 754 6.x motherboard and the new ram is Samsung 1GB DDR RAM PC-2700 ECC Registered 184-Pin DIMMThe computer turns on, but monitor does not. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Trouble installing ram

It would be nice to know what motherboard and what specific RAM you're talking about but without that I'd say incompatible RAM or wrong RAM voltage.

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I'm trying to install Win7 SP1, and am unable to. Here is the contents of my Checksur.log file:

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 15.0
2012-07-30 11:45

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
(f) CBS MUM Corrupt 0x800F0900 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-VirtualPC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~zh-TW~7.1.7601.17514.mum Line 1:
(f) CBS Catalog Corrupt 0x800B0100 servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-VirtualPC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~zh-TW~7.1.7601.17514.cat

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store

Seconds executed: 1129
Found 2 errors
CBS MUM Corrupt Total count: 1
CBS Catalog Corrupt Total count: 1

Unavailable repair files:
Thank you in advance for your help!

A:Trouble installing Win 7 SP1

I don't have a VirtualPC package on my system,. Could you describe how you are installing Windows 7 SP1 and some details about your system, such as, are you running a Virtual OS version of some type?

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