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Worst strange problem in XP

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zee

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Every time I try to install a new program, MS offce or adobe, paint shop pro. the installation freezes in the middle and nothing happen after that. i looked into the task manager, it said every thing is running. any ideas to help me?
 
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Speed4Ever

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#2
Clear out your temp file.

Make sure there arent any apps open, especially antivirus proggies.

Also, make sure you arent getting CD-ROM errors (check the event viewer.

When you say freezing, does it freeze up your whole comp, or the installation just isnt proceeding?
 
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zee

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#3
I tried clearing the temp folder, it did not work. only the installation freezes, the computer keeps working fine.
 
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Speed4Ever

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#4
Did you try the rest of my suggestions?

How long is it freezing? On occasion, some apps may stop for a few minutes, then continue. If it lasts longer than 5 minutes, then there may be something funky going on...
 
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BloodLust DWS

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#5
have u tried shutting down all the programs running in the back ground ? i know i have to to install some apps


just a idea !!
 
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zee

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#6
i found the problem. it's really stupid of windows t do that. i used to try to install the programs with an account which has admin rights. but when i ligged on as an admin, every thing worked fine. is there any thing to do to be able to install programs from an account with admin rights.
 
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pc_tek

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admin rights

not for sure about the home version, i have pro, but should still be the same:

control panel > user accounts > user name .... change the type of account to admin, not limited.

may have to do this from the admin account.
 

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