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Weird Problem...

By Cephas
Sep 28, 2007
  1. Hey, I'm having a really random problem when I start up two of my programs...

    It happens when I use n00b-IRC and Registry Mechanic... I click on the exe's of the programs and then...

    I get this: http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/865/87421438jj8.png
    Then after a minuite I get this: http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/7756/89145131ur4.png


    So yeh, this kind of thing that wants to search for Office XP's disk comes up instead of my program. Then, it won't close with the conventional cancel, because it unconfigures itself and then "prepares to install" all over again. Same thing happens with the "X" button. So I allways need to close it using task manager.

    Luckily, I discovered that with n00b-IRC: If I run two at the same time, the second will open normally. This, however is not the case with Registry Mechanic. But, yes this has me completely stumped as there's nothing I can see linking these programs together or why XP should be asking me to re-install Office...let alone for students and teachers.

    Your help would be appreciated.
     
  2. JohnathanMonkey

    JohnathanMonkey TS Rookie

    You need to put the windows student edition disc in the drive and will load what it needs from there.
     
  3. Cephas

    Cephas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    I don't WANT windows student edition whatever... I've never bought it and the installer's never been knowingly downloaded!
     
  4. Cephas

    Cephas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Bump, I really need help here...
     
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Without those disks you arent going to get anywhere. To be running what you have you should have a set of legal disks. If you dont, you are probably breaking the law.
     
  6. Cephas

    Cephas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    I don't understand...Everything on my computer is legal... Especially my Microsoft Office...
     
  7. Cephas

    Cephas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Hmm, also i've just descovered that it happens with Microsoft Outlook as well...
     
  8. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,670

    Microsoft Outlook is part of Office.
     
  9. Cephas

    Cephas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

    Right you are...But the rest are not. o_0
     
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