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Hey,

Being an IT student myself, it would seem logical that I could fix the problem I am having, myself. Okay, so I can't! I'm asking here in hope that someone can help me.

Whenever I install new programs (VB.net Studio to FTP clients) now, they just don't install. They begin, but just stop and don't finish. I have enough space, al beit, small (4.5gb :s6:), enough memory etc. I've never had this problem before...

Any clues? I don't want to resort to reinstalling Windows and formatting etc until I have tried everything.

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checked for any viruses lately on your comp.

check that the RPC remote procedure call service/s are running as well.

I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

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yeah, most likely a virus if its started all of a sudden. If all virus scanner bring up nothing, might me worth having a look at the RAM, cause one of my banks died and had the same effect
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Seems unlikly, but you could check if the windows installer service is disabled...
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Sorry mate, unless its a unix system I can't help you

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Hmm what's this RPC thing? And how can I make sure the Windows Installer Service isn't disabled? Come to think of it... It happened around the time I tried setting up the IIS - it just froze half way through :/


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What OS are you using? Win2000? XP? 98? There may be a policy set (either local or domain) that is stopping you installing software if you are on a network especially at work or uni or similar.

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it might have something to do with VisualBasic being the work of satan himself.

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just check the services, from the administrator tools, usually accesed via control panel, you will have windows installer there should be started, and RPC services as well should be started, check those.

I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

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XR6HP01, I am using Win XP Pro with me being Admin.

Okay, thanks Jason - Windows Installer was not started - and neither was one of the RPCs. Weird. I am trying it out now.

PS: I found a few viruses and also some stuff that AdAware and SpyBot found


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