Google Voice Error 1603

By vhawk ยท 35 replies
Jul 16, 2009
  1. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    bookwyrm, may i respectfully confer on you the highest accolade an Englishman can bestow, you are clearly and beyond all doubt a thoroughly decent chap and i am honoured by your knind help, for which i am truly grateful, please forgive the little i's- i only have th one arm /hand left after my stroke so shift is out and i'm too lazy for caps lock

    i did install flash but have no idea how to switch it on or off... am i right to think that google talk and google voice and video are not the same thing?

    if google had a spare brain cell they could write a fix for error 1603 could they not? given how it seems to be a common problem

    HUGE thanks

  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Since I did not have google anything until I added "voice and video", I believe that GoogleTalk is a/the component that makes V&V work.
    Do you have anything in the above mentioned Folders?
    In particular, was there anything in the CrashReports?

    Let's see if we can get that permissions "Fix" working for you...
    After I enabled the Security tab on my system, I found that there was a "user account" called "SYSTEM", so I did not need the next step...
    Do the above if your Groups or User Names section does not include "System". If/when it does...
    Your dialog box may have instead a dropdown menu next to "Apply onto:". Here you should select "This Folder, Subfolders and files"
    All the options should have the "Allow" box "Ticked" (or "Checked").
    Then continue with the directions: This should allow adequate permissions for your installation to proceed...
    unless permissions was not the issue to begin with.
    As for the way I am staying with this... I just don't like to get stumped/thwarted. I want to see your issue fixed! That's me.
    One of the threads I read did say that their coding department was working on a fix.
  3. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    sadly i'm to ignorant to understand what is it the boxes in the security tab so i don't understand what i am adding or what should be there, the absence of an OK is a poser for me


  4. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    I have attached an image file that shows what the securities tab should look like.
    With "System" highlighted, the boxes should all be checked
    except for the last one, which you must scroll down to see. It should be grey.
    If you change any of the check boxes, the Apply button will become enabled, and you can click it.
    When you are done, you should then click the "Okay" button.
  5. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    thank you so very much for this kind help

    all the boxes are now ticked

    how do I turn flash off/on?
  6. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    I would suggest that you check the FAQ here...
    In particular, I would look at these questions...
    • How to fix almost all Adobe Shockwave Player issues
    • How to check if Shockwave Player is working?
    If it is installed, it should start on demand...
  7. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    thank you so, so much, I found a thing that switches flash off and to be extra safe I installed it again
    however, despite switching flash off and having every thing ticked and turning Kaspersky off, I still get error 1603

    I think I'm cursed or stupid or both

    maybe I still have the tail end of an earlier and partial installation of google voice and video
    how do i find out if this is so and take the necessary steps to rectify it?




  8. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Hi Pete
    Sorry to have been away so long... a hectic week for me.
    And at this point it will be Monday before I can provide further substantive help.
    I just wanted to let you know I had not forgotten (or abandoned) you.
    I still hope to see this issue sorted out.
  9. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    my dear and most excellent kind friend, i hugely appreciate your interest in my problem, but not to worry i have had to learn patience in my long life, so please take your time


  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

  11. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    i'd like to say how much i appreciate both of your interest in my problem and to thank you for it

    one thing i have done is to create lots of space on my HD by cutting and pasting a lot of stuff to a 17gig thumb stick

    i saw i should uninstall gtalk but every time i try it comes up with some stufff i just can't understand- moreover i don't see what google talk has to do with google voice and video which as i understand itis a functionof gmail. i feel sure i have not got the permissions stuff right as i have no conceptual basis for what i am trying to do

    logic tells me there must be some magic difference between my laptop and my big pc on which google voice and video went on like a dream. one trouble is whoever writes on that link that you so kindly provided speaks a language unknown to me. Since it is plainly a common problem you'd think google would come up with a fix for dummies like me who don't understand anorak
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