Solved

Cannot install FrontPage 2000 on Windows 2000 SP4

Posted on 2003-10-27
8
148 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I've never seen this problem before, nor have I found any answer to it on the Web.

Basically I'm trying to install FrontPage 2000 on a Win2k SP4 machine.  I enter my name, accept the EULA and tell it to do a typical install.

When the progress bar is about 1/3 of the way over, it tells me that windows files must be updated for my installation to proceed, and to insert my Service Pack 4 CD.  It does not give any other option, such as browsing for the appropriate files on my hard drive.  It also does not like the CD when I insert it and then refuses to install.

The actually error message, which I don't get until after I've inserted the CD, mentions "windows protected files".

It's really frustrating because I don't wish to wipe the user's entire machine and reinstall everything for the sake of one program.  Any tips are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:UC
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 9627379
UC,

This says that you might have older IE in your machine

Download and install the IE 6 SP1 and then try

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q265/0/53.ASP&NoWebContent=1

Sunray
0
 

Author Comment

by:UC
ID: 9627493
Actually I just installed this machine from scratch and it has all the latest everything from Windows Update, including the IE version and its relevant Critical Updates.  Is there something else that could be causing it?
0
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
sunray_2003 earned 500 total points
ID: 9627512
I assume 2000 SP4 is the issue here cos I am seeing many issues with windows 2000 SP4.

OK...  Is installing frontpage 2000 in SP3 perfectly OK...
If you have not tried that , try it

If you have already tried then it is fine ..

When you updated to SP4 from SP3 did you have any issue ? or everything was perfectly fine .


Sunray
0
 

Author Comment

by:UC
ID: 9627563
We have a site license here where I work, and the Win2k CD we get has SP1 on it.  Whereupon, after I install the OS, I apply the 2 RPC vulnerability patches from over the summer and then SP4 directly, and then pop it on the network to download all the other critical updates.  So we don't really "experience" SP3 any more.
0
Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 9627830
Uninstall the SP4, install Frontpage and reinstall SP4.
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 9627859
There are also some windows update issues. So if you plan to reinstall SP4 , try frontpage without updating the windows.

What I mean is update to Sp4 ... donot download and install the critical updates.. and check to see if frontpage would install

Sunray
0
 

Author Comment

by:UC
ID: 9644929
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions... it appears that uninstalling the SP4 is the key.  I installed FrontPage perfectly fine, and decided for the moment at least to stay w/ SP3, after some of the things I've read regarding conflicts w/ SP4.

Thanks again!
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 9645586
Thats good news.

Can you award/split the points to the answer(s) that helped.

Cheers
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Hyena v12.2 is now available for downloading and is available in English, French, German and Spanish versions.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now