March 14th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Sounds like you have a corruption in your user account somewhere. Try making another ADMIN account and see if you can install things from there.
March 14th, 2006, 06:58 PM
You don't state what OS your running but is your running on XP couldn't you use a restore point? I find that a bit easier that what Sirdice mentioned. Well that is if you have a point to restore to.
On another note: Front2back, Tedob said he can't install so it would be useless to try and get any-spyware programms. He wouldn't be able to install them.
March 15th, 2006, 01:24 PM
i have currently tried creating a new admin user acct to no avail and for the record i am running windows 2000 pro sp4
March 15th, 2006, 02:03 PM
Maybe your path or environment is mucked up
As I have stated before...some times the fastest easiest and surest way to fix a buggered install...is to format and reinstall
edit more on path problems
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March 15th, 2006, 02:55 PM
My "trick" should work on 2000 too..
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March 15th, 2006, 03:22 PM
thx alot for ur help guys but i cant get in to command.com from run menu but i have now found a way to install programs by useing a dummy program. what i do is find a program on my pc that naturaly asks me to open it with another application. then what i do when it says "open with" is i select open with "other" i go to the folder and file that has the install icon in it and i open the dummy program with the install program which prompts the install to execute. its a crude way of getting things to work on my pc by having to run most of my exe progs as a new user and having to use dummy programs to prompt exe installs to get em going but as for now this is all i have figured out and it works so i cant complain lol hopefully the tricks i have come up with will help others in a similar situation as i am in. once again i'd like to thank everyone for their help and i will do it this way untill an easier solution can be found or untill i can afford to buy xp.
March 15th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Try running sfc /scannow from the run prompt to scan your installation files - they sound like they could be corrupt.