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Can't Install This Particular Software Via Disc


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#1 Albertarocks

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 08:27 PM

Hello,

This is one of the stranger things I've seen my computer do!

I'm running WindowsXP Pro with Service Pack 2 installed and updated.

I have an installation disc for Fuji FinePix digital camera. In the past, I've been able to install this software onto my harddrive with no problems at all. Today though, I don't have this software on my computer and I need to install it so I can retrieve pictures from my digicam. I'm on a business trip soon, and I need the space on the camera.

When I try to install the software, for some strange reason it opens NVIDIA drivers installation. What in the world could be causing this wierd occurence? The only thing I can think of is that the last time I successfully installed this software, I didn't have Service Pack 2 updated. Come to think of it, I'm not even sure I had Service Pack 2 installed at all.

I'd sure appreciate any advice.

Thanks,
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:37 AM

You can tru getting to the program on the disk manually. To do this, insert the CD and open My Computer (be sure to close the NVidia driver thing if it pops up). Once you're in My Computer, right-click on the CD drive's icon and click Explore. This should open another window that shows the contents of the CD. Snoop around for the setup program (usually called "setup.exe" or something like it). There may be more than one and there's likely going to be some folder that contain even more files. Look in them too. It may take you a little while, but you'll find it.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:20 AM

Thanks for the suggestion Andrew, but that's not quite the issue. I'm not having a problem running the disc. It doesn't autorun, so I've had to go find that 'set-up' program in the files and initiate if from there.

The problem is that when I initiate the set-up to install the Fuji software, the installation disc starts to spin up as it should and the window pops up saying it is going to install the Fuji software. As soon as I click the appropriate button to start the Fuji install, miraculously the computer starts to install the "Windows Nvidia Display drivers". I tried it again this morning and the same thing happened. I cancelled the installation of the Nvidia drivers. Then the window popped up again saying my computer was in the process of installing Quick Time, which I already have. When I cancelled that, another window popped us saying the computer was initiating the install of Windows Media Player. As long as I leave that Fuji disc in the drive, the computer continues to try to install anything it wants. Now if it wanted to install new carpet in my condo, I might let it proceed, but this is annoying as you can imagine.

Ive successfully installed this Fuji software in the past, but so far have been unsuccessful this week. I've tried the installation using a different drive with the same result. I've tried it using "Add or Remove Programs" from the Control Panel.... same result.

Any other guidance would be wildly appreciated :thumbsup:

Thanks,
Danno

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 10:01 PM

Download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility and check the boxes of the offending applications trying to take over the install. You can check all of the boxes if you want except for Windows Office applications. You should be able to install it then. You do know you can just download the pictures using Windows Picture and Fax Viewer?
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