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Paus

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MC 11 installation hangs
« on: May 03, 2005, 06:31:52 am »

I cannot upgrade to the newest build.

When I first tried to install the newest build, the installer hanged. Killed process,  tried again, same result.
Then I deleted most of the MC11 program dir, tried again.

It says now "cleaning installation dir" and hangs.

I tried rebooting and proper uninstalling (system panel - install/uninstall software). Tried installer, same message as before and still hangs!!

Now I'm totally stuck. What can I do now??  :-\
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JimH

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Re: MC 11 installation hangs
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005, 07:18:00 am »

Does the machine have an Internet connection?

If not, please check the FAQ here on WM10 installation.  Not WMP10.

Did you leave it in the "hung" state for a while?  30 minutes?
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Paus

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Re: MC 11 installation hangs
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2005, 07:23:48 am »

Thanks for your quick reply.

Yes, the machine has an internet connection.

I didn't let the installer in its state longer than about 5 mins yet because i didn't expect any improvement.

Additional info: there is still the file MJShellExt.dll in the program dir, and I cannot delete it (probably because it is used by Explorer). Does that make any difference? Apart from that, only the "Data" dir is still there. I deleted everything else.
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Paus

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Re: MC 11 installation hangs
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005, 07:55:54 am »

Some more Info:

I have WinXP SP2. I've used MC9/10/11 in the past, never had install problems.

I read some of the FAQs now.

I've rebooted again, switched off firewall, WinPatrol, antivir program. Install still hangs, even after 15 min or so. Still says "cleaning up installation dir"...
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Paus

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Re: MC 11 installation hangs
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2005, 08:13:00 am »

Holy cow, after repeated attempts i finally let it hang for about 30 mins. And voilą, it  woke up and finished the installation after all...  :-\  :)
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Re: MC 11 installation hangs
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2005, 02:11:07 pm »

you prob have "get cover art" selected

If so mc will seemingly hang, MC does not tell you what it is doing at all.

I think this should be called a bug, if MC told you what it was doing, and gave you an option to stop it would be better.

I just normaly will terminate MC thru the "task manager" if i forget that the "Get cover art" is checked when importing.
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