cannot install due to another program install

Pavillian a1130n / Px769aa-aba a1130n
June 12, 2009 at 11:42:09
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.188 GHz / 894 MB
I cannot install any new software (or sometimes cannot even delete) due to the error "another instll is already in progress. Complete that before proceeding with this install". I am frustrated and do not know where to look. Task manager does not show anything running. HELP, HELP

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#1
June 12, 2009 at 11:50:21
Take a look at the process tab in taskmanager.
There is surely alot running.
Look for Setup...exe or MSIEXEC or something like that.

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#2
June 12, 2009 at 11:50:27
1. Try to restart your computer and if that does not resolve the conflict, go to step 2.
2. Open the Registry and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager
3. Locate and delete any "PendingFileRenameOperations" values in the key.
4. Click "Yes" when prompted to delete.

EEOC


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#3
June 12, 2009 at 12:55:19
I went to Task Mgr. (Processes) and only found 2 msiexec and deleted both. No set up exe but had 53 processes total. I am sure some of them are not necessary but do not know which to get rid of.

Also went to the Registry and got to Session Manager but it did not say Pending File Name Op. it only said File Name Op. and when I tried to delete it it had a huge Warning.

Any other suggestions. I cannot even download and run my updates.


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#4
June 12, 2009 at 13:59:12
Might be time for ether a "repair" using the cd or time for a clean install. Unless you get a solid fix.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#5
June 12, 2009 at 14:49:29
So did you delete that value when you got the "Huge Warning?"

EEOC


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#6
June 12, 2009 at 16:07:25
Jennifer
No, I was afraid to do it. I did do a restore point so if it is not right. Do you think it's o.k. to do this.

I am novice when it comes to some of this stuff. But appreciate the help of others that might have been in the same boat.

Thanks to all for trying to get my problem solved.


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#7
June 12, 2009 at 17:04:26
53 processes when you just started your computer?
That's far to much.
On average there are 28 to 32 and that's quite enough.
I would suggest to download a little tool that allows you to stop the unnecessary processes without any trouble.
This tool must not be installed. It's a ZIP-File, that has to be unzipped in a temporary folder.
Then doubleclick on it and from the menu choose Profile and recommended. Then click the button at the buttom of the program to activate the changes. Restart computer and see what happens.
http://www.xp-antispy.org/index.php...

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