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Stpattybaby

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:tazz: Back around the holidays I had my hard drive reformatted by CompUSA and ever since can't get java to complete downloading. I get an error message #1722: There is a problem with the windows installer package. A program as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel (ME) or package vendor. My computer has been built by myself and uncle over the years. I've tried downloading both on and offline, also from a CD and get same message every time.

There is a chat website I use to visit all the time and since the reformatting I can't get the site to complete losding other than a large square and no clickable buttons.

I've used both Java.com and Sun.com every time coming up with the same error message. I running win XP/sp2.
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here's one possible work around that might help.

copy the entire java folder and contents from another computer to cd, then copy that folder to your machine. this worked for me awhile back on a win98 system - was able to compile and run java code immediately.
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That may work but dumb me needs instructions on how to copy the file off the CD onto my hard drive. I run xp/sp2 :tazz:
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before you start:
rename the original java folder
for best results copy the same java version as the original(any newer version should still work)

to copy the folder:
right click on start
left click explore
left click on the cd drive
right click on the folder
left click on copy
left click on the destination drive(most likely c:)
control-v(to paste folder)
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:tazz: Man I tried what you suggested and it came closer to completing than ever before but alas the SAME error message came up and it did finish!

I open to any more suggestions?!?!?
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i'm a little confused. the error message for copying an entire java directory was identical to the error message displayed while downloading a zip file from java.com?
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That is correct!
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it looks like this is a 'common' problem with 1.4.2_xx

one user had 25% of his installs fail
http://forum.java.su...8801&tstart=180

here's sun's suggestion
http://www.java.com/.../error_1722.jsp
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