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I have a multiple boot setup running 7 partitions loaded with XP. When trying to install Creator 2009 on my internet partition, it stops after a few minutes, saying "Creator setup was interrupted, system has not been modified, ect..." I had a somewhat successful install in my Video Studio partition after 20 tries on the internet partition, but I want it on my internet partition. :blink:

Whaaa? Is anyone aware if Creator has issues with service pack 3? I've run out of things to try.

HotRod

PS: Since the Video Studio install was having the interface issues, I ignored it and continued to try to repair the internet partition setup

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Update:Using the .net and directX suggestions in the message board worked for my setup, I need to restart and I'll check it out and update as necessary... :ninja:

 

 

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Well, cross your fingers boys and girls, I think it works now...

What is up with this program? When it finally loaded after 30 odd tries, I restarted, registered, and then....Wallpaper! Meaning the window opened, but not a button worked. (Interface not linking). So, I started over, and reinstalled it, and now all the buttons link to what they're supposed to. I haven't tried to do anything yet, so, wish me luck.

P.S.: Never have I had this much trouble with a program, even when I worked for Apple in '85. And all support told me was they don't support multi-drive systems. I can't wait for the next problem.

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I wanna tell everyone about my system. I built it from parts purchased 5 months ago at Microcenter.

ECS 945GCT-M/1333 motherboard

Intel E2180 Dual Core processor (2.0 Ghz)

2Gig RAM

EVGA 8600GT vid card with 1 gig ddr2 memory (set in DualView mode)

Soundblaster Live 24-bit surround sound card

160 Gig WD HDD

320 Gig WD HDD

xA Combo Pack(Case, Laser mouse, Keyboard, Power Supply)

Running Dual monitors

Multi-Boot Setup with 7 partitions of XP Home, each divided according to type of program, (2 Recording Studio setups, 1 video studio setup, 2 Gaming setups, 1 internet partition, and the main partition with nothing but XP and the controller

There are 6 Storage partitions

 

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I take it that you remembered to close down A/V etc when installing - that's standard with any installation

 

I think you may have got a newbie in Support - of course multi-drive installations are supported (or did you mean a multi-partitioned drive?)

 

Your graphics - 1 GB may seem impressive - DDR2 for graphics isn't. a good 512 GB with proper GDR3 (or even DDR3) will beat that hands down ;)

 

I'm perplexed as to just why you felt the need to have SEVEN installations of XP. I run multi-boot, but it is four separate OSs - XP, XP64, Vista and Linux. There should be no need for a setup like yours - all you have to do is to set the output of each app to its own partition (or drive). My 'My Documents' folder is on a separate partion of its own on a different drive, temp and swapfile are on a third drive (again in its own partition). Output from EMC goes to yet another partition and the same with graphics, etc

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I take it that you remembered to close down A/V etc when installing - that's standard with any installation

 

I think you may have got a newbie in Support - of course multi-drive installations are supported (or did you mean a multi-partitioned drive?)

 

Your graphics - 1 GB may seem impressive - DDR2 for graphics isn't. a good 512 GB with proper GDR3 (or even DDR3) will beat that hands down ;)

 

I'm perplexed as to just why you felt the need to have SEVEN installations of XP. I run multi-boot, but it is four separate OSs - XP, XP64, Vista and Linux. There should be no need for a setup like yours - all you have to do is to set the output of each app to its own partition (or drive). My 'My Documents' folder is on a separate partion of its own on a different drive, temp and swapfile are on a third drive (again in its own partition). Output from EMC goes to yet another partition and the same with graphics, etc

 

1) Uh,yeah OneCare off...:mellow: including Creative Control Panel, Nvidia Control Panel, Yahoo Widgets, ect...

2)I wrote Multi-Boot, they replied multi-drive...

3) When I bought the 8600GT, it was on sale, and at that point all the DDR 3 cards above 256mb were much more expensive. So far, it's got some artifact issues in the newest games I have, but games released prior to '07 all run smoothly without the card running too warm. :)

Actually, the main reason for multiple boot, is that the recording setups I have are configured specifically according to needs. I use Cakewalk, and Logic on one partition, and the other is Cubase 4, and Soundforge. Each program saves to it own storage drive, as does video storage. The last storage drive is used for my music, movie, and pix collections, with links to all OS's but the main.

When I'm working in the Video Studio, I have Adobe Premier and all video related programs at hand.

I had originally intended to have one gaming setup, but it filled up quickly, so I setup a second.

My internet partition which is full of programs that I use to edit stills and conversion for uploading to my band pages, ect., is the one I run most, aside from recording music, or video editing and creation, or gaming,(driving games, flight sims, and assorted Star Wars). And the main OS has no programs other than XP home sp1, mostly so when there's a crash in one of the systems, I have a place to wipe that drive, reformat, and start over. It works much better when everything is lined up according to need. No on the fly reconfiguring of the OS for a different type of program.

At least that's my theory/excuse for having too much time on my hands.... :)

HotRod

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OK - curiosity satisfied - that's the nice thing about home-brewing (you get stuff the way you want it) ;)

 

Short of a clean install (and it could come to that) did you remember to upgrade the video drivers? The latest one (Nov 2008) for your card is here

 

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_180.48_whql.html

 

Now I remember why I don't like the same OS on different partitions - every one of them has to be updated individually - you may have to install drivers seven times (one for each partition). Also, did you remember to update DirectX and dotNET on each partition?

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OK - curiosity satisfied - that's the nice thing about home-brewing (you get stuff the way you want it) ;)

 

Short of a clean install (and it could come to that) did you remember to upgrade the video drivers? The latest one (Nov 2008) for your card is here

 

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_180.48_whql.html

 

Now I remember why I don't like the same OS on different partitions - every one of them has to be updated individually - you may have to install drivers seven times (one for each partition). Also, did you remember to update DirectX and dotNET on each partition?

 

 

Glad you brought that up. Yeah, gotta do 'em all individually, and I keep them all as separate as possible to cut off any cross contamination in the event of viruses, (only my internet partition has Security software). And yes I've kept the updates for my EVGA software current, they're quite good about notifying me. As earlier mentioned, I did install it in Video Studio, (I'll have to install at least Windows Defender to cover the needs of creator for connection),and curiously, not a problem in sight, (So Far,So Good)...

My thought is that none of my other partitions are updated past SP2, only my internet partition is SP3. Also as earlier mentioned, I've set up each partition according to the requirements of the main program(s) on that partition, hence the lack of updating. So it may be that all these issues people are having are related to SP3, at least as far as XP Home users are concerned, (I believe .net is native to Pro, but not Home).

It could be that my internet partition is corrupted, but I doubt it in light of the fact that so many others are having the same issue, or variations of it.

By the way, now I'm having a problem with the links on the main interface. They kind of start working after a half hour or so, but no amount of begging has gotten them to work properly. The menus disappear as soon as they light up too. Going through main menu links are good, programs all start up. WTF!?! Ghost In The Machine....

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dotNET is an option for Pro (that's what I run here) and isn't automatic. DirectX is the same - why MS couldn't make DX a part of doze updates is beyond me, but they make you go hunt for it. The real crunch difference between Home and Pro is SMPs - Home doesn't know what those are

 

I'm running SP3 here ( well I'm running EMC 7.5 and 9 on it). 10 is on XP64 SP2 and 2009 is on Vista SP1 (I haven't got round to updating my sig yet) but I did have it on SP3 for a while to check some things. In general it did work - but didn't like being on with 7.5 (which I still prefer for some stuff but it can't do 16:9). On its own, I didn't have any problems

 

I find in general, an MS OS does need to be wiped and re-installed about every 6 months or so - the registry is like a gunge magnet - it gets everything and anything stored inside it (and registry cleaners are a bit like using wire wool to clean a CD - they clean it, but it's not much use afterwards). I have a cut-down version (with a load of the useless stuff removed and my drivers, SP and patches slipstreamed in - in general, I can have the OS up and running ready for the apps in about 25 minutes from start - however, some people prefer to gjost a new setup after the apps go in - all a matter of choice, but the main thing is to keep the thing clean and free running

 

None of this really helps your problem tho, but I do have to say that I never did like the menu (or the 'home app' as Roxio insist on calling it). To me it's taking the long way round for a short cut and I prefer to start each app directly from the start menu. I know there are one or two minor apps that have to be accessed through the menu, but I don't use them anyway - the main Videowave I access via the start menu and send its output to MyDVD, but that's how I've been doing it since way back from ECD3 (the menus back then were on the point of uselessness ;) )

 

Try the clean install - if you want to run a registry cleaner, do it before installing Creator

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I use OneCare Scanner to clean the registry, usually once a month since I try out software on my net partition quite a bit. But as you say, it leads to less than desirable results.

I was wondering if SP3 is MS's answer for killing XP to push Vista. Although I'm not having issues with anything else on that partition.

Interestingly, Video partition had CD creator 5 installed prior to 2009, which may explain the unimpeded install.

 

 

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