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External Installer has stopped working

by royj47 / October 2, 2009 6:03 AM PDT

I just started getting an error message saying "External Installer has stopped working". What is it talking about, and how do I fix it? I am running MS Vista [SP2], on a Gateway GM5684E.

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Re: external installer
by Kees Bakker / October 2, 2009 6:18 AM PDT is a link that relates it to a recent .Net Framework version. But I also see discussions relating it to Visual C++ runtime. That's all Microsoft software, that can easily be (re)installed.
From your post it isn't clear what is triggering this message.

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External Installer
by royj47 / October 2, 2009 6:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: external installer

Don't know what started it, got up one morning and there it was. There had been Auto Downloads the night before.

Last night I tried to down load and install IE8. Went through the entire setup from MS, clicked the big "E", and got a message that the DEP won't let it run ??????? So I had to take it out, via System Restore.

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I also have the same problem
by erietha88 / December 18, 2009 5:19 PM PST
In reply to: Re: external installer

At first i installed the Spyware doctor ver (not ticking enable automatically smart update option)and then i installed the upgrade version of it --> Spyware Doctor 2010 (i tick the automatically smart update option). Then it pop up the message like "External installer has stopped working". Any idea how to fix this ?

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