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Error 1603 and ITunes installation


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OutaCigs

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Does anyone have any suggestions about how to overcome this error. I've tried to install ITunes from a down load from the an administrator profile on my computer and I keep getting the same "out of disk space error: volume 'bin'; disk space 320 kb... please free up some disk space and try again.

A: available 0 required 0 differences 0
C: available 6GB required 504KB differences 6GB 43% available
D: available 54 GB required 0 differences 0 78% available

When I click on ok, I get the Fatal Error 1603 windows installer encounted an error... click ok.

then the installation rolls back.

I've DNR'd Windows Installer, I've emptied the temp folder, I've downloaded and fried my Office 2003 (which I reinstalled from disk) with the Windows Installer clean up utility per WinXP suggestion(my suggestion is don't even try that "solution!" ). I've moved the destination folder between drives, I've renamed the folder, I've check disked, defraged, and removed old programs and to no avail. Volume bin contains all the bin files but everything I've researched about those files says they have to do with the OS and not image or sound files.

How can I finally install ITunes on my computer?

Thanks

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I dunno much about this, but this link turned up on the MSKB.

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;834484

Probably not much help, but see if the 3rd listed cause (SYSTEM privileges) might be causing your problem.
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Same problem to me. Did you solved it?
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Thanks Killah for your suggestion. I had seen that possible solution on the windows website. Oddly no matter where I look or what I look at I do not find a "system" account nor a security tab on any properties window for any drive even if I'm logged in in safe mode as the computer administrator.

This sucks because I have to hook up my old computer so that I can sync my ipod because my new computer won't load ITunes.
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I just checked the Properties on my C: drive and it has full control permissions assigned to SYSTEM.

Use Windows Explorer (right click My Computer and select Explore), right click your C: drive and select Properties. What groups/users are shown under the Security tab?

Mine shows CREATOR, Administrators, Everyone, SYSTEM and a few other usernames. Does yours show the same?

If SYSTEM is not listed, can you add it (Click Add on the Security tab and just type SYSTEM and <enter>; then assign Full Control to it)? SYSTEM doesn't show up in Local Users and Groups as it is a system account.

Edited by back2killah, 25 May 2005 - 03:44 PM.

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You downloaded this version? Do you have an ipod or ishuffle? With a cd? Install an earlier version
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I've done this before, but in the interest of curiosity I followed your instructions Killah and like I've mentioned before I don't have a security tab. Not under any user or administrator. The tabs I do have when I right click the c drive are: General, Tools, Hardware, Sharing, Quota. Under sharing I have the options to put a check in to share Local, share Network which has a link to "learn about sharing and security." If I click on that and navigate a bit I get to the same suggestions about checking the security tab... ;)

GerryF I have an IPod and I've tried to download, I've tried to install from navigating the disk which should have an older version (I think it automatically goes to the apple site and tries to retrieve the newest version), I've tried to install everything from the IPod cd and when I get to the part about installing ITunes, I get the same "volume:bin" message and then error 1603. I'm going to try disconnecting from my internet connection and see what happens.

Thanks for your help both of you.

OutaCigs

P.S. I tried with my internet disconnected and alas I get the same error. :tazz:

Edited by OutaCigs, 25 May 2005 - 09:10 PM.

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I already solved it. I unsintalled ipod software and quicktime. Then I restarted the PC and installed from then CD. The ipod software and itunes installed without problems. then I update both with the newest softwares. :tazz:
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that is kind of where I was going. Something about the installer on the new version is bad, but installing an old and updating works for some.
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OK.. I have the exact same problem as OutaCigs -- and I don't have a Security tab...

i DID install the software from the iPod CD (and I just bought my iPod, the CD has iTunes version 4.7x on it) --- I have no "older version"..!
What can I do???

I haven't tried to uninstall the iPod and QuickTime software & rebooted as orosario did yet, but I don't think it'll work.

This is REALLY annoying... They shouldve offered better support on this......
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