Very new here, never really posted on a forum before but this place is probably the best for a problem I'm having.
I have the "_is*.tmp" problem that paulmceldowney was having. Every time I try to install either Doom3 or Sid Meier's Pirates! I get that error, and every time I get it the * number increases by 1, in a hexadecimal range: 0-9 + A-F.
I tried the solution posted on paulmceldowney's thread but I had no luck with deleting or renaming the Installshield folder and deleting all the files in the Temp folders (the WinXP %UserLogin\Local Settings\Temp\, %UserLogin\Temp\, Windows\Temp\, and Windows\Tmp folders).
A while ago I changed some of the environment variables for Windows temporary files (My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables) but experienced problems with programs not being able to find the windows temporary folders. I since changed it back to what it was (using the settings of another user account on the same computer as a base) but I was wondering if that might have something to do with it, maybe some setting in some vague file that wasn't altered.
The computer is a P4 3G, 512mb, Intel motherboard of some kind, ATI 9600 128mb, Windows XP Pro with SP2.