Autocad Mechanical 2004

There is an issue where AutoCAD 2004 will install without issue, but it never opens. When the shortcut is opened, there is the spinning green circle next to the mouse cursor for a second, but then it goes away and nothing ever happens. No errors, no splash screen, nothing other than the spinning green circle. I have tried uninstalling autocad and reinstalling it, have tried using the option to repair the installation, and the option to repair the registry entries as well from the autocad installer. I tried running the application in compatibility mode for everything from xp sp2 all the way up through vista. The system is a dell precision T3610 running windows 7 x64 which is fully updated. Thank you for any suggestions.
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Neptune ITAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
What comes now is usually "the hairy part". You can log the application start with procmon and see whether that reveals anything. If it doesn't, you should take a clean system, probably on the same hardware as you have (or even installed into a VHD on the same system) and install autocad right away. If it does run, see after what software addition it stops to run.
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NVITCommented:
Does turning off UAC help? Note that you have to reboot when UAC is changed.
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Neptune ITAuthor Commented:
I'm afraid not. UAC is something we turn off before we hand the computers over to the users, and I also verified it was still off.
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NVITCommented:
Hmm..
- Antivirus?
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McKnifeCommented:
Are you sure you saw that version running somewhere on win7? It is not supported to run on win7, not before AutoCAD 2010 we had a supported version.
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Neptune ITAuthor Commented:
There was antivirus running, but I installed that at one point before uninstalling autocad. I also scanned for malware before uninstalling. I have also verified this version runs on windows 7. We have installed it on several different windows 7 systems over the past few years.
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McKnifeCommented:
Try to start it from another user account.
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Neptune ITAuthor Commented:
The issue doesn't seem to be user specific. After logging into another user account in the admin group, it still will not open.
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NVITCommented:
I can verify that it does run on Windows 7. When I installed it, nothing special needed to be done, e.g. compatibility mode. I've never experienced your symptoms, though.
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