Ne'er ate 'er
Since: Apr 05, 2006
Reinstall the OS.
Posted on Feb 16, 2008 12:06 am
Member Since: Dec 04, 2007
So, here's the situation:
I had been using Proteus X for some time, about a year, and then I did something (not sure what) while using FL Studio, and boom. I either tried to start it up without the CD in the drive, or without the keyboard being turned on (as a dongle), or something along those lines to get a streaming error. Upon closing the program, and turning on/checking the devices, and restarting FL Studio, I get the same issue. Well, I didn't feel like playing nicely, so I uninstalled the software -completely- and attempted to re-install.
Everything is chugging along fine, until I get an error I-001 pop up at the end. The install.log shows it's having problems detecting the EXBBrowser.dll
Well, I went back, did a total clean, and even went so far as ripping the thing kicking and screaming from the allmighty registry itself. Every mention of proteus, every mention of EXB and other potential E-MU culprits. Rebooted, went in, Xboard Drivers install no problem (never had a problem with them) Then I reach for the Proteus X CD, and boom, same problem on trying to install.
I have contacted E-MU tech support, and got a response that they queried installshield about the matter, since I-001 was supposed to be an installshield error, and they told me to look for duplicate, or other installshield processes running concurrently. So I did, and in fact, on starting the setup program, there are indeed two setup processes running, one about 3MB and one about 16MB. So I killed the smaller process as the larger would stop the setup program itself as well as the other setup process. Unfortunately, no dice, same error, and I made sure to update that version of the installshield as well.
I wrote them back with what I had tried, so maybe they'll get back to me, but at this point, I'm starting to think just rebuilding XP fresh would be faster than tracking down this obscure anomaly with installshield. I swear it's situations like this that make me inch ever closer to going pure linux. ... (but I like my games too much) :P
Anyhoo, any ideas or insight into the matter would be appreciated.
Edit: system specs not that it'll help much I don't think.
AMD Duron Applebred 1.8Ghz
2.5GB PC3200 DDR RAM
SB Live! Platinum 5.1
ATI AIW 9600 graphics card
Motherboard: Chaintech 7NJL4 n-force 2
80GB Western Digital 7200RPM HDD
I'm almost certain something got buggered in XP itself, or maybe the installshield, meh, hopefully something can be figured out. :)
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