|"I have the free version of avg"|
Disable the Resident Shield in it - that's it's resident module.
Resident module is my generic description of what it is. It's called various things by various programs, the common thing being it runs in the background all the time Windows is running, looking for suspicious activity. Some program suites have more than one of them.
There is always some way of disabling the resident module, either by choosing to not load it, you choose when to load it again, or by choosing to not load it for a specified time period - the latter enables the resident module again when the computer is Restarted, and is useless if more software must be installed after a Restart, or if the time runs out before you have installed all the software, before you Restart.
Only the paid and trial versions of AVG 2011 (a.k.a. AVG 10.x ) have a software firewall built in.
Is that the only anti-malware program or third party software firewall you have installed ?
'OK well i presumed you meant the firewall within winxp so i disabled that. "
I said a third party software firewall, as in, you install it separately, it's not included in Windows.
Some anti-malware programs have a built in software firewall, or behave like a software firewall, as I mentioned above, and in any case, third party firewalls automatically disable the Windows firewall if installed and enabled. .
Windows built in firewall rarely if ever causes problems while installing software - I never disable it before installing software - but sometimes you need to tweak certain settings after you have installed software in it's configuration, e.g. to allow some file the program uses to not be blocked by the firewall. It's not likely that applies in this case.
It's more likely to apply if you have a third party software firewall installed,
"Anyway as soon as i put the cd in it came up that i must stick the tuner in the usb port. "
If the software on the CD prompts you to do that, that's fine.
However, when the software installation wasn't working properly previously - obviously you were getting error messages - you should un-install the software BEFORE you try installing it again.
Trying to install the software "overtop" of the existing software installation often results in you getting the same error(s) you had before !
Disable the Resident Shield in AVG BEFORE you install the software again.
"There was an error just before the reboot it told me to do but it said that i might need a reboot to make whatever happen. Can't remember the wording. "
Sometimes you get an error message while installing the software, or before you have Restarted the computer after installing the software, that is actually premature and becomes false later - either the software installation corrects the problem later in the installation of the software, or the problem is fixed after you Restart, before Windows has fully loaded.
Why didn't you write down the message ?
"Could the software that goes with the nvidia video card conflict with this."
but on the other hand, nVidia doesn't seem to care if their software causes problems in some situations, as long as it causes no problems in most situations.
E.g. I had a problem with nVidia main chipset drivers causing problems with the video drivers for an ATI video card on one mboard, and as far as I know, they never have fixed that problem.It may only happen when the mboard has a certain nVidia main chipset, or certain ATI video chipset cards, but I gave up using that mboard because of the problem - the ATI card was an AIW card - TV tuner built in - that cost me more the mboard - the same video card worked fine on the next two mboards with their AMD main chipsets. .
When you HAVE un-installed the software, and HAVE disabled the Resident Shield in AVG before installing it again, if you still get errors, copy down all of them, or at least the essential details of them, and we'll go from there.
Posts in that forum you found at the link in response 4 may be of help.
If you had paid a bit more and had gotten something better such as an ATI chipset TV tuner card, you would probably have no problem installing the software for that..
"Needs to sleep. Been battling for hours..."
As you know, there is a large time zone difference between where you are and where this web site is. Going by your previous Topics, you already know that you do not think your best when you're tired (the same applies to me) , so try to avoid that situation .