XP runs great - until I try and install apps

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Pendragon, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. Pendragon

    Pendragon Guest

    Perhaps someone has seen this.

    I have a new system (mostly new) and I am trying to test XP for work (corp edition).

    I get XP installed, but then when I try and install any apps, the uninstall shield or sometimes demoshield or something - crashes and asks if I want to report it.

    This happened with Quake3, Counterstrike, my Palm software and a similar error kept me from installing Office 2k.

    I have the following hardware:

    EPoX 8k7a+
    (2) IBM 20G in a RAID 0 config as drive C: (40G)
    (1) Maxtor 80G on the regular IDE as D:
    Yamahah 8/4/24 CDR on the other IDE channel

    I try and install XP and it seems to work - but once I am in, I cannot run "setup" for any proggies - it just crashes.

    I reinstalled XP and it does the same thing - I put 98 on the machine and it works fine.

    Any ideas?

    (installs were very clean, fresh installs, not upgrade installs)


  2. Pendragon

    Pendragon Guest

    here is the error in .jpg
  3. Pendragon

    Pendragon Guest

    that is from trying to install Counter-Strike from the original CD - pretty much all applications do the same thing.
  4. Pendragon

    Pendragon Guest

    I did a clean XP install onto a drive that is not using RAID - same result.

    Does ANYONE have this happening to them?

    This sucks :(