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Setup.exe stopped working

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cofeehound

#1
message reads: A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. Now
this happens in add and remove programs. What can I do? It worked and now it
dosen't.
 
R

R. C. White

#2
Hi, Coffeehound.

Wow! There is SO MUCH that you haven't told us. Sort of like, "My car
sounds funny. What's wrong?" :>(

First, which version of Vista: Home Basic 32-bit? Ultimate x64? SP1
applied? (If you tell us the make and model, someone here probably will
recognize it.) Are you an Administrator? And logged in as such?

Then, which program are you trying to install?

Finally, since we can't watch over your shoulder, please tell us, step by
step, what you did and what results you saw. And please quote messages
accurately; "add and remove programs" was in WinXP, but in Vista it's
"Programs and Features".

That will get us started. We may have other questions later.

PS: Yes, I've seen that message and it is very frustrating! But we can't
help you unless you tell us more than just that.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@xxxxxx
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2009 in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000)

"cofeehound" <cofeehound@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:93F2926B-06E3-4812-8832-89D20CBB2421@xxxxxx

> message reads: A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
> Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
> Now
> this happens in add and remove programs. What can I do? It worked and now
> it
> dosen't.
 
C

cofeehound

#3
I have home premium. Yes I am administator? Tried to remove a program my
husband had down loaded off the internet and one that we installed with a
disk.Went to add and remove programs in control panel, high lighted the
program,hit remove and widows message came up ( Aproblem caused the program
to stop working correctly. Widows will close the program and notify you if a
solution is available. ) Now the progam we are tring to remove, is it
important to you?
Thanks for your reply,
cofeehound


"R. C. White" wrote:

> Hi, Coffeehound.
>
> Wow! There is SO MUCH that you haven't told us. Sort of like, "My car
> sounds funny. What's wrong?" :>(
>
> First, which version of Vista: Home Basic 32-bit? Ultimate x64? SP1
> applied? (If you tell us the make and model, someone here probably will
> recognize it.) Are you an Administrator? And logged in as such?
>
> Then, which program are you trying to install?
>
> Finally, since we can't watch over your shoulder, please tell us, step by
> step, what you did and what results you saw. And please quote messages
> accurately; "add and remove programs" was in WinXP, but in Vista it's
> "Programs and Features".
>
> That will get us started. We may have other questions later.
>
> PS: Yes, I've seen that message and it is very frustrating! But we can't
> help you unless you tell us more than just that.
>
> RC
> --
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> rc@xxxxxx
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> (Running Windows Live Mail 2009 in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000)
>
> "cofeehound" <cofeehound@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:93F2926B-06E3-4812-8832-89D20CBB2421@xxxxxx

> > message reads: A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
> > Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
> > Now
> > this happens in add and remove programs. What can I do? It worked and now
> > it
> > dosen't.
>
 
R

R. C. White

#4
Hi, Coffeehound.

Thanks for the additional information. NOW I understand that you are trying
to remove a program, not to install one. Some programs use their Setup.exe
to remove the programs, but from the minimal information in your first post,
I thought you were trying to install one.

> Now the progam we are tring to remove, is it
> important to you?
No. I don't care which program you are trying to remove. But if you would
like me to help you, our chances might be better if I know more about the
program, including its name. Each program has its own installation steps.
Many use a Setup.exe file, but each one is specific to that program. We
can't use Quicken's Setup.exe to install or remove Nero, for example.

Please tell us, step by step, what you did and what you saw. You said you
"Went to add and remove programs in control panel", but that can't be
accurate if you are using Vista, because Vista's control panel says
"Programs and Features". A minor point, perhaps, but if you overlooked that
minor point, even after I pointed it out earlier, what else might not be
exactly as you described? Since the outlined procedure almost always works
properly, we need to see which step might have caused the problem in your
case.

> a program my
> husband had down loaded off the internet
With many programs offered on the Internet, we "get more than we bargained
for". :>( There are plenty of free programs that are perfectly legitimate
and safe, but there are far too many that carry excess baggage, such as
viruses, Trojans and other undisclosed malware. (A program on a disc can be
malicious, too, but we see that much less often.) One reason for posting
the name of your program is that many of those bad actors are well-known and
someone here might recognize it and know what to do about it. It is
entirely possible that your computer is now infected.

Have you scanned your computer for malware? Recently?

We're not asking for your life history, Coffeehound. But the more you tell
us about this program and this problem, the better chance we will have of
helping you fix it.

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
rc@xxxxxx
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2009 in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000)

"cofeehound" <cofeehound@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:8B19F2E8-5BC7-4643-B581-F5711BAB2878@xxxxxx

> I have home premium. Yes I am administator? Tried to remove a program my
> husband had down loaded off the internet and one that we installed with a
> disk.Went to add and remove programs in control panel, high lighted the
> program,hit remove and widows message came up ( Aproblem caused the
> program
> to stop working correctly. Widows will close the program and notify you if
> a
> solution is available. ) Now the progam we are tring to remove, is it
> important to you?
> Thanks for your reply,
> cofeehound
>
>
> "R. C. White" wrote:
>

>> Hi, Coffeehound.
>>
>> Wow! There is SO MUCH that you haven't told us. Sort of like, "My car
>> sounds funny. What's wrong?" :>(
>>
>> First, which version of Vista: Home Basic 32-bit? Ultimate x64? SP1
>> applied? (If you tell us the make and model, someone here probably will
>> recognize it.) Are you an Administrator? And logged in as such?
>>
>> Then, which program are you trying to install?
>>
>> Finally, since we can't watch over your shoulder, please tell us, step by
>> step, what you did and what results you saw. And please quote messages
>> accurately; "add and remove programs" was in WinXP, but in Vista it's
>> "Programs and Features".
>>
>> That will get us started. We may have other questions later.
>>
>> PS: Yes, I've seen that message and it is very frustrating! But we
>> can't
>> help you unless you tell us more than just that.
>>
>> RC
>>
>> "cofeehound" <cofeehound@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:93F2926B-06E3-4812-8832-89D20CBB2421@xxxxxx

>> > message reads: A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
>> > Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is
>> > available.
>> > Now
>> > this happens in add and remove programs. What can I do? It worked and
>> > now
>> > it
>> > dosen't.