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Strange Error While Installing A Program.


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#1 potemkis

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:24 PM

Hello everyone, hopefully here I can get assistance with my little dilemma...


Okay, so this is my first pc with Windows Vista. While installing one of my graphics programs, I got a strange error about halfway through installing.

Error opening the file for writing: C:\Windows\System32\libeay32.dll



Now, I checked the System32 folder and the dll file is there- it's not "Read Only". Any ideas as to what could be causing this?

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:24 PM

Have you checked to ensure the program is current and compatible with windows VISTA.

It would help if we knew the programs details - version, etc.

Have you checked for an update/upgrade?
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 12:06 AM

The file could have been damaged when it was installed initially. You could also try installing the program as an administrator. That DLL is not a Vista component and helps with network communications with some programs.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:08 AM

@ DJBPace07- Hmmm... not a Vista component? That could pose a problem...

Perhaps setting up a Windows XP partition would help?

@ KoanYorel- Upon further investigation- I've found that this program hasn't been tested on Vista. Nothing about being incompatible though...

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:17 AM

IF not tested or checked out - it's probably not fully compatible with VISTA, or has problems.

With out telling us what program and version you are talking about, there's not much we can do to help.
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:45 AM

I'm trying to install Massive Prime 3.0.3

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)

I have not updated Vista yet.


What exactly is libeay32.dll used for anyway?

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 02:00 AM

Massive Prime does not appear compatible ATT with VISTA.


libeay32.dll = http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/libeay32/21558
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:54 PM

From what I can tell, some opensource programs use it for SSL communications. What exactly are you trying to install?

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:59 PM

@ KoanYorel- Hmm- looks like I may have to pull my old XP computer out of mothballs and clean it up a little bit and install on there... unless I just do an XP partition...


@ DJBPace07- Massive Prime 3.0.3.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:56 PM

Massive Prime does not have a Vista version. From what I can tell, if that DLL could be opened, the program should run normally. Remember, Massive Prime is designed to run on powerful workstations. The vast majority of such PC's don't run Vista, therefore a fully compatible version might be a while off, especially since it is not a consumer product. On a more positive note, it will run on Red Hat and Fedora. You could dual boot Vista and either Linux distro, or you could just reuse your XP machine.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:42 PM

XP machine may have to do. I'll just have to uninstall all of the needless stuff off of it (i.e- games that I was building models for).




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