I haven't tried to install anything from cd for a long time so I'm not sure when this issue started. I am running Windows XP SP3 on a Dell Dimension E510 Desktop. I recently uninstalled several programs including itunes and magicdisc. I am trying to install Visual Studio 2010 from a dvd. The autorun does not work so I had to double click the setup.exe. Originally it gave me an error that 'this is not a valid win32 application'. I have uninstalled the dvd drive and let windows reinstall the drivers. The problem progressed to a point where I could not see any files on the cd except the autorun file. If I right click on the drive and click explore I can see the files but the setup.exe doesn't do anything now. I tried to delete the upper and lower limit registry keys for the cd drive as recommended by an existing post on another forum but I didn't have any. Also, as suggested from another forum I replaced the upperlimit registry entry and now I can see the files when i double click the drive, but still nothing when I try to install. I also need to install office 2010 but am having issues with that as well. At first the setup.exe would do nothing, but after taking the previous steps I am at a point where it brings up the office splash screen but tells me the the language for the installation is not valid. I have been able to run .exe's from the hard drive and I was able to download visual studio 2010 and install it that way. I have also ran a virus scan with malware bytes and superantispyware (although I can't get this to update definitions) and removed one virus.
Edited by hamluis, 01 September 2012 - 11:06 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.