Problem with DirectX 9 SDK setup, keeps getting interrupted

Hi there,

I have this strange problem with DirectX 9 SDK, whenever I try installing it seems to start but in the process of the installation rollsback and tells me that the setup was interrupted. I've tried disabling all the sevices(WinXP) and stratup applications (except the Windows Installer) but the same thing happens, I tried exracting it to differnet folders and drives and although I got over 5Gb of free space it keeps on telling me the same thing. I tried downloading it again from the Microsoft website but that didn't help either.
Has anyone had this problem, all my firends' PCs seem to install it fine, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
mentarAsked:
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andreasrohdeCommented:
is their any error-message in the before or after the system rollbacks the installation?

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mentarAuthor Commented:
No, it just says setup was interrupted and that I should can run setup again later
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RealmratCommented:
Have you tried disabling antivirus software?  This is usualy what I forget to do.  I would also make sure you have all current windows updates ... never hurts.

Here's a list of common installation FAQ from the SDK readme:

Installation
*ALWAYS UNINSTALL PREVIOUS RELEASES of the DirectX SDK prior to installing DirectX 9.0 SDK Release (see UNINSTALL).  Installing on top of a previous installation will cause you problems.

*In addition, you should uninstall any DirectX SDK installations that may be part of a Microsoft Platform SDK installation prior to installing the DirectX 9.0 SDK.

*DirectX 9.0 SDK does not support Windows 95, Windows NT, or NEC PC98 systems. Installations on these systems have been blocked.

*On Windows 2000 or Windows XP, You must be logged on as an administrator before installing the DirectX 9.0 SDK, installing the runtime, using any of SDK tools, or running any of the SDK samples.

*Running the DirectX 9.0 SDK install on Windows XP and later checked builds may result in assertions from inside the install package. We have found no cases where continuing on past the assert dialog boxes results in improper installation of the DirectX 9.0 SDK, so it is safe to continue past these asserts.

*An Internal error can occur after the NTFS permissions for the Administrators group or the System account have been removed from the %SystemRoot%\Installer folder.  To resolve this issue, reset the NTFS permissions for the %SystemRoot%\Installer folder so that it includes both the Administrators group and the System account. Search the Microsoft knowledge base article for more information.

*Please be alerted to the fact that using the "subst" command can result in path names that are too long for the installer to operate correctly. Please do not use this command for determining target drives of the DirectX SDK installer prior to invoking the installer. This is also liable to cause the SDK uninstaller to fail.

*The DirectX 9.0 runtime installer should not be run in Compatibility Mode.

*Direct Animation is not registered properly on SDKDev debug runtime install.

*The DirectX 9.0 runtime requires a Pentium compatible CPU for operation. Setup will not install on processors that do not report Pentium compatibility.  Some older Cyrix processors, while compatible with the Pentium instruction set, report as x486 processors, and thus do not support installation of the DirectX 9.0 runtime.

*On pre-patched Win98SE machine DirectX SDK setup fails with the following error: Error number 0x80070725 Incompatible version of RPC stud

Info: http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?pcode=ALL&articleid=Q105810

FIX : http://download.microsoft.com/download/msninvestor/Patch/1.0/WIN98/EN-US/mcrepair.EXE

*The Reference Rasterize is not installed on any versions of Windows Server 2003 product family.

**Several Virus Protection software applications interferes with SDK installation and may require you to temporarily disable the Virus Protection software until SDK installation is completed.

*Managed DirectX ( MDX ) requires both Visual Studio .NET and the .NET framework  for development. The runtime installs MDX, so MDX .NET applications will run as  long as the .NET framework is installed.  The .NET framework is available for download at:    http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/downloads/sample.asp?url=/msdn-files/027/001/829/msdncompositedoc.xml. This includes the .NET framework redistributable required to enable .NET applications, including MDX .NET applications, to execute on machines without the development tools installed. For more information, see the .NET framework FAQs:     http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dndotnet/html/faq111700.asp . The .NET framework SP2 is a recommended update, available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/downloads/updates/sp/default.asp 

->Joe()
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mentarAuthor Commented:
Thanks Realmrat,

I have tried the points you mentioned and walked my way through the FAQ before and it didn't help. I am kind off giving up, I'll format my system and hope that it installs on a clean installation of WinXP.
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samedreCommented:
Well, it seems that DirectX 9 SDK setup looks for it`s files in the root. So, there are 2 ways to solve this:

1. Write a CD with the extracted files (or make an ISO image and mount it)
or
2. Extract the files directly to one of your partition root (ex C:\ ) - haven`t try it my self, but it should work.

(hope you haven`t format your system yet :)

[samedre]
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mentarAuthor Commented:
The only solution I was able to come up with was to extract all the files manually and tell the compiler where to look for the inlcude, lib and source files for the DX libraries. THe DXSDK installation doesn't really do much apart from making shortcuts in the Start Menu.
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RealmratCommented:
Glad you got it working, now lets see your first game ... ?  :)

->Joe
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