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Sunk

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When I install some files...it takes a long time..anywhere from 15-30 minutes..it seems like it freezes up...I do not really want to re-install windows, so hopefully someone has a cure for this.

Thanks,
Brian
 

redduc900

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What version of Windows are you running, and what are your system specs? Also, what "files" are you attempting to install whereas it takes 15-30 minutes? :)
 
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I am using XP .. with a 2.0 ghz amd athlon xp , with 512 mb ram .. blah blah...and It only does this when it is using "InstallShield" ..


(ie battlefield, any game that uses InstallShield)
 

redduc900

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I am using XP .. with a 2.0 ghz amd athlon xp , with 512 mb ram .. blah blah
Since you seem reluctant to post your complete system specs, only noting that you have a 2.0GHz processor, 512MB RAM, and are running XP...I'll take a wild guess and suggest one or more of the following files is either missing or corrupt:

Stdole32.tlb
Stdole2.tlb
Stdole.tlb


If one or more of the above files is missing (this also applies to replacing the corrupt file(s) with a known good copy), you'll need to expand (extract) the appropriate file(s) from the XP CD by clicking Start | Run | Type CMD and hit OK. To change to the root folder of drive C, type cd\, and then press ENTER. Insert the XP CD, type...

Expand cd_drive_letter:\i386\filename.tl_ drive:\Windows\system32

...and then press ENTER, where filename is the name of the file you want to expand, and drive is the letter of the drive on which Windows is installed.