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Microsoft FrontPage 2003 Install Glitch

by results99 / September 17, 2005 5:02 AM PDT

Running Windows 2000 Pro on a PC with 120 GB HD; 1.2 GHz Processor; and 512 MB RAM, I'm having no luck installing newly-purchased, full-install, Microsoft FrontPage 2003.

Here's the message that keeps popping up:
SETUP.exe has generated errors and will be closed by
Windows. You will need to restart the program.
An error log is being created.
No matter what I try, the same message comes up. Any
suggestions? FrontPage loads nicely on a non-owned PC.

Thanks for this...
Darryl Ruff

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2005 5:59 AM PDT
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No Half Story Here...
by results99 / September 18, 2005 6:53 AM PDT
In reply to: What?

Ouch! Your assessment is wrong, Bob. You see, the first post on the Mac forum dealt with Virtual PC v.7 and the difficulties installing FrontPage 2003. A short time later later, I wondered if the problem might lie with Windows 2000 Pro (the O/S within Virtual PC). It was then I posted to the Windows 2000/NT forum making no mention of VPC so as not to confuse PC users.

As far as installing on other machines, this is not so. I have yet to install FrontPage on any computer. I merely did a test on a PC at our Municipal Hall where I consult. As soon as the install process asked for the Product Key, the install was cancelled.

I hope this note helps to explain what's going on here. If not, apologies are extended.

On a side note, there's a Bob Proffitt in our community who's a heating oil delivery guy...

Darryl Ruff

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As I read it...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2005 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: No Half Story Here...

There are missing pieces to this story. I've read the posts in the other forums and then I read this post and come away with a bad feeling the details are not being shared. Again, leave out the pieces to the story if you want, but I like the full story.

Sorry, but Microsoft should help you on the phone since with what's been presented, it's an install and warranty issue.


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No More To The Story...
by results99 / September 18, 2005 8:52 AM PDT
In reply to: As I read it...

Hi again, Bob. There are no missing pieces, and I'm too honest to convey untruths. "Bad feelings" aren't warranted, I assure you. You have the full story.

That said, I appreciate your response in the Mac forum. And I'll follow you advice in this post.

Thanks again, Bob...

Darryl Ruff

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A list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2005 10:11 AM PDT

The usual list.

1. The OS updates.
Service Packs and all critical updates. The details are not in your post, so I apologise if this is not needed.

2. No spyware. Try EWIDO from

3. The Microsoft Installer Cleanup noted at

Any install error message or EventID from the Event Viewer would be helpful if you could share such.


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