RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 1105 views POST REPLY
Home🌌Off TopicsOff Topics Main Discussion › AutoCAD 2002 won't reinstall on Windows ME
11-13-2005 03:15 PM  14 years ago
Topic Vote0Post 1
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
AutoCAD 2002 won't reinstall on Windows ME
Can anyone help me with this?

My computer recently had a problem with the operating system (windows ME) and I reinstalled it. But when this error happened, AutoCAD suddenly would not open--giving me an error saying I need to reinstall.

So I stuck the CD in hoping it would give me a reinstall option, but it didn't. The Add/Remove programs things also does not work to unistall it (AutoCAD 2002 doesn't show up in the list of programs)

So now I've done searches for "files and folders" on AutoCAD, ACAD, and AutoDesk, and deleted everything. I also went into my computer's registry editor (Start>run>regedit) and deleted everything by these names. But it still won't install. A brief blue box shows up that is "installing wise installer" or something, and then a windows installer box shows up breifly, and thats it.

Something is holding up this install--has anyone else had this problem, and know how to fix it or get around it?

Thanks,
NewHeli
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 03:53 PM  14 years ago
BarracudaHockey

rrMaster

Jacksonville FL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Get rid of ME, its the biggest joke microsoft ever let loose on society.Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 04:27 PM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Yes, if my computer ever crashes I won't hesitate to get XP, but for now I'd like to try and get by with ME--it has worked well enough for many years, and AutoCAD 2002 was working on it before...

NewHeli
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 04:28 PM  14 years ago
tyuditsky

rrApprentice

Where the grass is green and the girls are Pretty.

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Searching for "files and folders" with the names you listed will not rid your system of ALL Autocad related files. What you have to do to completely rid them is go into explorer, set view to Details and then select new columns to view. Add the columns "company name" and "product name" Then you have to go through and see what other files pop up with something Autodesk related in those two columns. off the top of my head, you're going to find files in the following directories:

Program Files\Autocad

Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared

Windows\System 32

Windows\Downloaded Program Files

Also, when searching through the registry, you may also want to look for "acdb"

Bottom line is.....the installer package is hanging because it's finding something residual on your system.....

If all else fails, format your hard drive and swear off computers....
Evo90, HyperRaptor, T-Rex
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 04:29 PM  14 years ago
Roamer

rrVeteran

Albuquerque, NM

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I realize that you are asking for help with AutoCAD and not WIndows, but barracuda is RIGHT! WinME was the worse OS that Microsoft ever released. You would be far better off with Win98SE than WinME. If you have enough memory (at least 512, but you could get by with 384MB), WinXP is a MUCH better OS than either of the old DOS based OS.

As for reinstalling AutoCAD, I would bet that you have entries left in your registery. Try searching for autocad in your registry and deleting the appropriate entries. That may or may not help. This is WinME after all...
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 04:33 PM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Thanks for the replies, I will try your suggestions when I get back from flying

NewHeli
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 10:21 PM  14 years ago
Jeff H

rrKey Veteran

Cincinnati, OH

MyPosts All Forum Topic
My computer recently had a problem with the operating system (windows ME) and I reinstalled it. But when this error happened, AutoCAD suddenly would not open--giving me an error saying I need to reinstall.
My guess is that you didn't format the drive when you reinstalled ME. This is rather disheartening to me because I just reinstalled W2000 with out reformatting 'cause I couldn't get past the blue screen of death for some stuiped reason. ACAD 2002 is the only program I haven't reinstalled yet. I hope I don't have your problem...

SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 10:46 PM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
The problem was not so bad that I needed to reformat. Here is what was wrong: Couldn't access Local Disk C from "my computer", Control panel didn't work (nothing showed up), windows media player didn't work, my desktop backround was disabled, and some websites did not open. Otherwise everything else was fine. The reinstall of ME fixed all of these problems, but I still need to reinstall AutoCAD 2002.

Jeff, I hope you don't have this problem, it is a real pain.

Well I'm going to try tyuditsky's suggestions...

NewHeli
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 11:02 PM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Okay I found a few things, but I couldn't get your column thing to work... I don't have the choices "company" or "product name."

Here is what I have: Attributes, author (doesn't work), title, subject, category, pages, comment, copywrite, accessed, created...and the rest involve videos. The active ones on right now are Name, size, type, and modified. Which will show me "autodesk"?

Thanks,
Nathaniel
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-13-2005 11:58 PM  14 years ago
tyuditsky

rrApprentice

Where the grass is green and the girls are Pretty.

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I guess that might be a feature exclusive to Win XP.....

Under \Windows\System32 the following files are part of Autocad installation:

KzService.exe
regacad.dll
acadficn.dll
adresc.dll
hdimon.dll
plotman.cpl
styleman.cpl
KzDesktop.dll
KzProjectStore.dll
KzRes.dll
KzUiDll.dll

Under \Windows\Downloaded Program Files:

AcDcToday Control
AcPreview Control
InstaFred


Hope this helps
Evo90, HyperRaptor, T-Rex
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-14-2005 01:02 AM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Didn't find any of those. Maybe I should do a search on them, even though they didn't show up in explorer...

Also deleted everything on "VoloView Express", which I know came off of my AutoCAD CD. Still doesn't intall though...

I'll do searches on those things, and if no luck, I'm callin it a night.

Thanks for all the help,
Nathaniel
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-14-2005 01:17 AM  14 years ago
Jeff H

rrKey Veteran

Cincinnati, OH

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Jeff, I hope you don't have this problem, it is a real pain.
Nope, you sparked my intrest, so I reinstalled ACAD a few minutes ago. It did refuse to overwrite my previous installation so I had to make a new file folder, but that was the only hick-up.

Hope you get yours fixed.

SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-14-2005 09:14 PM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
tyuditsky,

I did a search for files for the files you listed, found some and deleted. Found all of them in the registry, also deleted. Still doesn't work.

JeffH, mine doesn't even give me the oppurtunity to try a new folder.

Nathaniel
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-16-2005 02:40 AM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Found some CAD forums on google, and searched for my problem--only luck was to look in my temp folder, and i deleted most things from there. Still doesn't work...

So now my question--would it be ok to try it with the computer booted in safe mode? Anything wrong with doing this?

Thanks,
Nathaniel
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-16-2005 02:50 AM  14 years ago
Twobeers

rrKey Veteran

Toronto, Canada

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Go to Microsoft's site and get a program called Windows Installer Clean Up. Install it on your computer and it "should" help you remove your program, Then you can proceed to reinstall your software. In not you'll have to dig deeper and do some registry editing in order to accomplish said task. BUT I would simply go to your software's web site and search through their FAQ crap and follow the directions. With all of the recent security patches coming out of Microsoft recently I've had to go into the registry and edit "Permissions" all to often when upgrading stuff. Just thinking about it is bringing back my ulcer.I lost my infamous tag line.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-17-2005 11:04 PM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I think I may have found my problem, but I have no idea how to fix it!

I think the bug behind all of this is Windows Installer itself!

Twobeers, I downloaded the windows installer clean up, but when I click on it to open, a windows installer box pops up on the screen for such a small instant that I barely have time to read it. The file will not open.

This sort of goes along with why autocad won't install--when I put the CD in, it starts a blue AutoCAD screen that says "initializing wise installer setup", and then goes on to a windows installer, which is where it comes to a stop.

Could this be the problem?

Nathaniel
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-21-2005 09:35 PM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
bump

I need help here--there has to be either one file leftover that I can't find to delete, or there is something wrong with Windows Installer

NewHeli
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
11-25-2005 03:37 PM  14 years ago
NewHeli

rrKey Veteran

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Fixed it!
Hey guys!

Good news, I solved the problem, it was Windows Installer. I downloaded a new installation of Windows Installer and then AutoCAD worked when I installed it. Thanks to everyone who helped!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nathaniel
Nathaniel Rice
Team YS Engines
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 1105 views POST REPLY
Home🌌Off TopicsOff Topics Main Discussion › AutoCAD 2002 won't reinstall on Windows ME
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 3  Topic Subscribe

Monday, July 6 - 5:47 pm - Copyright © 2000-2020 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online