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#1 anthony3626

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:42 PM

Whenever I try to download any updates either for drivers or for Windows Updates I get the following message;
C:\DocumentsandSettiings\user\Desktop\DriverInstaller_DT.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
I cannot run Windows Internet Explorer as it fails to open so am using Mozilla.
Any suggestions that I can work on please

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:08 PM

Is this a "fresh" install of windows or is this an existing installation?

What make and model machine?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:17 PM

I would uninstall the progrtam named...and then run chkdsk /r on the system partition.

I don't believe such programs are necessary or useful...since they are merely redundant and offer 1 more (unnecessary) chance for things to go wrong...but it's your system and you can install such, if you like.

Have you tried to go directly to the Windows Update site? If so, exactly what happened?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:03 PM

Do you have a program called "Driver Detective" installed? If so, uninstall the program and run chkdsk /r as Loius suggests.

http://www.freefixer.com/library/file/64233/
http://social.wakoopa.com/software/driver-detective

The following is the available information on DriverInstaller_DT.exe:
Product name Driver Detective
Company name PC Drivers HeadQuarters
File description This installer database contains the logic and data required t
Internal name Setup
Original filename Setup.exe
Legal copyright Copyright 2009 PC Drivers HeadQuarters
Product version 8.0.1
File version 8.0.1
Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.
Property Value
Signer name PC Drivers HeadQuarters, Inc
Certificate issuer name VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
Certificate serial number 469749ccbc5b0daca8c0363600685dfe

Edited by Union_Thug, 28 February 2011 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:09 PM

I have Windows XP and it is as installed some 18 months ago. I had no problems but then noticed some weeks ago that none of the Windows would automatically install and then could not install any updates such as updates for PDF files, Flash Player. However when I receive update messages from their own sites such as I Pod and others there is no problem downloading and installing. If I go to Windows Update the Internet Explorer page appears with the 'hour glass' icon but nothing happens and then I receive the message 'not responding'.
Many thanks for your considerations.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:21 PM

Thanks Union_Thug. I tried to download the wakoopa driver detective but the same message banner appears as when trying to download any thing. This detail http://social.wakoopa.com/downloads/win/Wakoopa%20Tracker%20Setup%201.0.7.exe comes up but there is no 'run' only save or cancel.
When you click 'save' the mozilla immediately cancels the operation.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:33 PM

anthony3626,

Please take another look at Union_Thug's message.

I'm pretty sure he was NOT saying to try downloading/installing driver detective, but to instead uninstall it if it is currently on your computer.

Best wishes.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:00 PM

@Torvald posted
anthony3626,
Please take another look at Union_Thug's message.
I'm pretty sure he was NOT saying to try downloading/installing driver detective, but to instead uninstall it if it is currently on your computer.
Best wishes.



:thumbup2: I added the wakoopa link hoping the OP would read the comments and assumed the OP would interpret as such...you know what happens when you assume....

sucks....craaaap...Junk...Stay away from that one...useless and it can actually mess up pretty bad your system...Total rip-off!! ...ugh...Worthless .. Doesn't find anything....hmmmm the programers should be slaped....Sham software. Free search, cost to play.


Edited by Union_Thug, 28 February 2011 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:13 PM

When you click 'save' the mozilla immediately cancels the operation.


I'm not so sure of that. The link you posted opens the direct download link. Firefox is configured to automatically save to a certain folder (you can change it to "always ask", but if you had done that it would not have "cancelled")--usually downloads by default IIRC--it will save the download to that location. Check your C:/Users/(Your UserName)/downloads folder---you may see this driver detective DREK installer there-DELETE IT. Go to your control panel. Click "programs & features"> look for a program named "Driver Detective" in your list of installed progs. UNINSTALL IT. IT IS GARBAGE. REBOOT.

Then do the chkdsk /r as Louis suggested.

Edited by Union_Thug, 28 February 2011 - 04:40 PM.





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