Cannot install Microsoft applications!?!?



Ok I'm really stumped here... I have a Win2K Pro machine that for some
reason will not allow me to install any Miicrosoft applications on it (ie.
Office 97, Office 2000, Visual Basic 5 or 6, etc.).

When I put the Microsoft app. CD in the drive and it auto-runs, I get the
CD's menu application, but when I choose to install the product that 1st
screen goes away and I get the app-starting mouse pointer and then
nothing... no error message, no nothing! I'm stumped!

I've checked the Event Logs and there's nothing being logged either. I even
copied the MS Access Setup.exe program from the Office 97 Pro CD to my local
hard drive and tried directly executing it.... app-starting mouse pointer,
then nothing. Grrrrrrr!

I can and have installed a few other programs from other vendors on this PC
without any problems. It appears to be a Microsoft installer specific

Any ideas anybody?

- Michael



Dave Patrick

You might look for the various application setup log files, ask them in
office.setup or possibly try repairing the operating system.

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000

What an In-Place Windows 2000 Upgrade Changes and What It Does Not Change

Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your repair install before
connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)


Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4;displaylang=en&familyid=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en



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