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XP Refusing to install half my games


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Hi, I had a problem a month or so ago and you kind people helped me out within a day, I wonder if you would be so kind as to help me again.
I am trying to install some of my older games and many of them are not co-operating. Autorun usually works OK and I get the opening screen but when I click install nothing happens. Nothing at all. The drive whirs for a bit then just stops. Set-up just is not running. It is mostly my older games I am having the trouble with though the very recent Blitzkrieg II doesn't start up and won't even let me access the files on it. Half life just dissapears upon clicking install, another game leaves a couple of process entries in task manager but still nothing happens. These entries don't have memory useage information displayed. I have had this trouble before and it was one of the factors in me fromatting my hard drive last year and reinstalling xp but the problem has returned.
Some games on the otherhand such as Rome: Total War, install fine. But the majority I am having trouble with. All the discs are in good condition. Have tried it in different optical drives also. Windows installer is 3.1 and appears to be fine. Using Service Pack 2.
Any ideas appreciated, I'm stumped and pissed off.

It could be an issue with wowexec.exe which also appears in the process section of task manager above the setup entry and also has no assigned memory usage. Have searched and searched the internet and can't find solution to similar problems. Have tried copying the files to another directory and running startup from there but nothing happens either.
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hi
wowexec or wowexec.exe

Easiest way to fix is copy the autoexec.nt file from C:\windows\repair to C:\windows\system32 .

Edited by rushin1nd, 16 January 2007 - 10:46 AM.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Copied C\:windows\repair to C\:windows/system32
Everything now installing perfectly. Was obviously indeed an issue with wowexec.exe.
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glad to help thank you
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