Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:47 AM
Two days ago, I purchase Adobe Elements 4 and 6. It seemed like quite a bargain.
I have Vista Home Premium and had been using JASC Paint Shop Pro, which continuously "stopped working". That, by the way, will be another issue I'll bring up in the future. Everything seems to get its turn at "stopped working" in the Vista OS.
But, I digress. The mere fact that I referenced JASC Paint Shop Pro would give an indication that it's an old application as Corel, I believe, bought out JASC.
So, I thought I'd get something that says it works with Vista and went whole hog and got Photoshop. Elements 4 (video) and 6 (photo) were on sale together in one box, so I purchased it.
Here's what's happening. I insert the disc into the drive that came with the computer, E drive for me, and Elements 4 loaded just fine. I rebooted and inserted Element 6.
I waited for the autorun for a while and, when I got tired of waiting, I opened up My Computer and lo and behold, E drive, as well as L drive, an LG USB external drive, were missing.
I went to Device Manager and found that those drives had a yellow caution icon with an exclamation point in the middle of it. When I double clicked on them, they both gave the same message:
"Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)
Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available."
I clicked on "Check For Solutions" and an active window, looking for something, brought me to a window entitled
Do you want to send more information about the problem?
Additional details about what went wrong can help Microsoft create a solution
and the details read:
Windows was able to successfully install device driver software, but the driver software encountered a problem when it tried to run. The problem code is 37.
Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\minusthemusic\AppData\Local\Temp\DMIADF8.tmp.log.xml (minusthemusic is the name I use in my profile)
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I tried to post what was contained in C:\Users\minusthemusic\AppData\Local\Temp\DMIADF8.tmp.log.xml and C:\Windows\inf\cdrom.inf, but received:
Sorry, an error occurred. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.
The error returned was:
Sorry, your post was too long, please reduce it
I did a System Restore and the drives showed up again, but the program was deleted.
As you know, once one purchases software, it can not be returned.
So, am I stuck with software that I paid for but can not use?
Thanks in advance.
ps Why does the formatting in reference to paragraph spacing look OK in my word document and in the post box, but, when the post is posted (that's what posts are, I guess), the spacing is much larger?