WEIRD Problems installing SP3
Posted on 2002-05-27
OK, here it goes (quite weird):
I installed Logitech drivers fro my mouse in WIN2K using Wiondows Update (on my dual-boot 98/2K laptop), it caused my WIN2K cursor to "shake" (probably a conflict with my laptop pointing device), and in win98 (go figure why and how) it caused a USB conflict andc mouse wouldnt work at All.
SO I reinstalled everything (reformatted C and D, leaving my E: intact), reinstalled Win98 and Win2k (From scratch!), and when I tried installin SP3 I have the following error:
The 5 files (self extracting) for SP3 wont extract anymore! It simply open a dos window for a fraction of a second, then its closed and nothing else! And the picture on teh screen (in windows explorer) is that of a DOS based app, it shouldnt, its ok on my destktop! It was OK the first time I installed my laptop! *** WEIRD *** !!!
So I extract them on my desktop, burn them, and in WIN98 I was able to installe them by running setupsp3.exe.
BUT IN WIN2K,
When trying to run setupsp3, It open a dos window (for acmesetup.exe), that dos window close right afterwards, and nothing else!!! Again, It was OK the first time I installed my laptop! *** WEIRD *** !!!, and acmesetup.exe have a ms-dos app picture, again, it shouldnt.
(I) How does Windows determine if a given .EXE is DOS or Windows based? (it seems thsi is what is wrong here)
(II) How can I fix this??
P.S. I reinstalled an "old" ghost image, from befire the creashe, it does the same. It strongly suggests its not software, or at lerast does not come from windows/app installations. Virus on boot sector?? HELP HELP!!!