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Memory And Installation Issues

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#1 Deadman


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Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:21 PM

Whenever I try using a setup application to install anything, I am unable to install any components that take more drive space than 0.0kb (i.e, I can select the 'install shortcuts on the desktop' option, but I can't select any of the program files for installation). This has been the issue for virtually every setup application I've tried, leading me to believe it may be an OS issue.

I run daily defrags, virus scans, spyware scans, the standard maintenance. I haven't made any major changes to the system or installed anything that could account for this issue. My roommate says the same, though he claims he may of manually deleted (right clicked and sent to recycle bin) some files in the C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp folder to clear up some drive space.

I've heard of this issue somewhere before, but I can't seem to find info about it on google. Does anyone know how to clear up this issue short of a full system restore or re-installing my OS? Or could there have been some critical files deleted in the temp folder? And how I would go about replacing them?

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#2 iqchicken


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Posted 29 August 2006 - 01:38 PM

Generally temp folders contain just that... temporary files. They are usually not critical to the system. If the problem is user related, why not make another account and delete the one with the problem?

You're not out of hard drive space are you?


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Posted 29 August 2006 - 11:33 PM

Sounds like some setting is preventing you from installing things on your system - do you make use of the custom settings in the antispyware/antivirus apps and do you use any tweaking utilities?
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 01:58 AM

I recommend using the system restore feature to go back to the very day before you started having problems. It saves recent documents and usually solves most of my problems

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