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marqis

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Hello,

I have recently reinstalled XP on my computer from Vista and since then I have been having problems installing programs I have downloaded from the internet and from CD. I have been trying to install my BB desktop manager and have been having problems installing it. I get the program to initiate the install process then a window opens up with what looks like a log file. I have copied the contents of the file:

Display Options
/quiet
Quiet mode, no user interaction
/passive
Unattended mode - progress bar only
/q[n|b|r|f]
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
/help
Help information
Restart Options
/norestart
Do not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestart
Prompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestart
Always restart the computer after installation
Logging Options
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>
i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile>
Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
Update Options
/update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]
Applies update(s)
/uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Remove update(s) for a product
Repair Options
/f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Repairs a product
p - only if file is missing
o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
d - if file is missing or a different version is installed
c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
a - forces all files to be reinstalled
u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)
m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
s - all existing shortcuts (default)
v - runs from source and recaches local package
Setting Public Properties
[PROPERTY=PropertyValue]

Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
command line syntax.

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I get this on all installs lately. I am not sure what I have done to cause this. Thank you in advanced for reading my post. As always all of your help is greatly appreciated,
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happyrock

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can you install anything at all...how about windows updates...
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yes there are some things that install just fine. However for the most part I have to unpack it and I start installing all the .exe files in order for it to work. the updates seem to install just fine. It is very strange.I have coppied a print screen of the window that pops up.

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the programs that your having trouble installing may be corrupt downloads...if there is a MD5 or SHA hash for the programs your having trouble with... check the hash to make sure its a complete download...get hashonclick program here...its free and is easy to use...you just right click on the file you downloaded and select calculate hash...then select MD5 or SHA...compare the hash against what the download site gives to see if you have a corrupt download..
if the hash does not match EXACTLY ..redownload the program and try again
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