Software installations disappeared on restart

Microsoft Windows vista home premium - 3...
August 20, 2010 at 05:02:46
Specs: Vista Premium, Core Duo 2.33, 2GB
It seems I've developed a problem with newly installed software. The last two installations went fine, aim and frostwire, but after I restarted both times the software was gone. The shortcut icons were still visible but the exe's could not be found. In each cases I reinstalled the software and it worked fine but was gone after a restart again?

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August 22, 2010 at 12:27:03
i doubt this is the problem but are you specifying an install location when installing the programs?
if there installing to a temp location then it would explain why the folders/files are not being found? or maybe you could try installing to a specified location and see if that solves the problem.

finally the only other thing i can think of is maybe try installing via an administrator account? it could be a permissions thing?


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