View Full Version : Weird installation problem?

06-28-2012, 01:34 PM
This might be kind of off-topic, but Ive been downloading a lot of games and so far all of them worked except for one. It kept giving me an error code every time I click on the setup. I've downloaded the file countless of times so I doubt the file is corrupted..


Any ideas what it might be?

06-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Launch Task Manager and see if there are any MSIEXEC.EXE instances listed in the "Processes" tab. If so, kill them, REBOOT, and reattempt installation of the problem game.

You might also consider performing in installation from a simple directory path, such as C:\Game and try the installation from Safe Mode, so Antivirus software is disabled.

06-28-2012, 01:58 PM
Just tried, but it still doesn't seem to work. It gives the same error code..

06-28-2012, 02:06 PM
What's the name of the game?

06-28-2012, 02:09 PM
I did not have this problem with my other laptop. I thought the file could have been corrupted so I downloaded another game (C9) which was bigger, but that installation worked fine for me.

06-28-2012, 02:53 PM
The problem occurs when I try to install it. I can't even install it :/

06-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Here is something you can try: http://www.pcmmc.com/installshield-error-5001.php

I like the suggestion to use Windows System Restore to restore your system to a time before the 1st installation attempt, then reattempt the installation.

Here is something else: http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-548566.html

Myk SilentShadow
06-28-2012, 03:01 PM
Sounds to me like it could potentially be a rundll error, try loading up task manager again, kill any of it that are running and try the install process again.

06-28-2012, 03:21 PM
If I were to do a system restore, that would be a lot of updates to install again...

I also notice a keyboard lag. Is there a way to fix this?

06-28-2012, 03:38 PM
DPC Larency can contribute to keyboard lag. I recommend using DPC Latency Checker to troubleshoot your system.

I'd probably give CCleaner a shot at cleaning up the registry if you don't want to use Windows System Restore to undo you failed Audtion installations.

06-28-2012, 05:19 PM
I still have no idea how to fix this keyboard lag LOL

Myk SilentShadow
06-28-2012, 05:22 PM
I do believe Dstrakele suggested you try DPC Latency Checker :)