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kais246

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#1 9 years ago

When i try to install something it often get sto a sertain point and then stops dead. I once tryed to install a game and left it to install during the night, it was still where i left it befor i went to bed.

right now im installing GTA4 and it doesnt seem to be doing anything at all (its about at 30 percent from looking at the install bar). Im not able to get out of the install by pressing cancel, it just seems to hang (for eternity). I have to exit via the task manager.

Im running Vista Basic 1Gig Ram E1200CPU

As i said it doesnt do anything once it gets to a certain point.

Please some help this is driving me crazy!!




AdmiralHocking

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#2 9 years ago

You're going to have trouble running GTA IV with 1GB of RAM. The recommended amount of RAM for Vista alone is 512MB - 1GB. GTA IV running on Vista has minimum requirement of 1.5GB with 2.5 as recommended.

That said, are you running any other programs in the background during installation? Such as Anti-Virus software or anything else that takes up a fair amount of system resources.

Do you have User Account Control enabled and are you running the installation as an administrator?




jjz-

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#3 9 years ago

Yeah, administrator could be the issue.

Another issue is that your dvd reader might be failing.

Finally, a less likely problem is that your harddrive is failing on large-block writes. I am pretty sure chkdsk would start picking up on this though.

An anti-virus program could be the issue; however, it would have to be a pretty poor anti-virus to let such a bug slip past.

I think it is an issue with your dvd reader.




AdmiralHocking

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#4 9 years ago
jjz-;4715191 An anti-virus program could be the issue; however, it would have to be a pretty poor anti-virus to let such a bug slip past.

I was actually referring to the fact that Anti-Virus software can on the odd occasion disrupt installation processes, rather than the computer having a virus.




kais246

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#5 9 years ago

Im running Avast (up to date) home edition.

Its starting to install now (mind you very slowly) after i shut down some stuff running in the background.

So that could be it. I will see if this installs or not.




jjz-

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#6 9 years ago

I was referring to the same thing omen :)

When I said "bug", I meant a bug within the anti-virus, not a virus.




AdmiralHocking

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#7 9 years ago
jjz-;4715200I was referring to the same thing omen :)

I'm sorry, you lost me at the end of that, using the word omen.. :confused:




kais246

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#8 9 years ago

There we go, its stoped installing YET again. Wow this is pissing me off.




AdmiralHocking

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#9 9 years ago
AdmiralHocking;4715188 Do you have User Account Control enabled and are you running the installation as an administrator?

Again though, it could be the fact you only have 1GB of RAM when Vista itself is a resource hog.




jjz-

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#10 9 years ago

Oh, rofl.

It's because I thought your name was omen for some reason.

My fault.




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