install program problems

  sheriffgraham 20:01 07 Jul 2004

Windows XP Pro - Athlon 2500 ghz, 512 ram usual cd-r and dvd units, standard screen etc. For some reason have lost the ability to install other programs. It started with a wish to update a virus checker. I down loaded the update but when setup is executed the screen flashes and goes back to first set up screen. I switched off current virus checker, tried system restore off and on tried uninstalling winzip and re-installing - even tried installing known programs that work but each time the setup screen starts then disappears. Is this a trojan or something - should I do a re-install ?
graham johnston glasgow
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  Diodorus Siculus 20:10 07 Jul 2004

Try the system file checker.



sfc /scannow

It may help.

  sheriffgraham 20:27 07 Jul 2004

thanx but my home machine - running same set up but does not have the problem does not accept run sfc/scannow as a valid file ? will my office machine ?

  Diodorus Siculus 20:28 07 Jul 2004

Leave a space: as follows

sfc /scannow

  sheriffgraham 13:22 08 Jul 2004

many thanx - think this has fixed it - useful little utility

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