I have this strange problem that just cropped up not long ago. I had Microsoft Office 2000 installed on my computer and it worked fine. Not sure if this had anything to do with it but I had to do a repair install, well after that there were some features within Publisher that weren't available. I attempted to reinstall it and it would proceed to a point then I'd get this message that it couldn't write to such and such a registry key and to contact my administrator or change the permissions. OK, well I did that since I'm the administrator on my computer. After that it would just proceed to a point then roll back, the installation will not complete. The Office Suite worked at that time but a few days later the other application stopped working and when I attempted to reinstall them, I have the same problem. It installs to a point then the installation rolls back. I attempted to install Adobe Reader on my computer and it did the same thing, It proceeded to a point then the installation rolled back. I have an older version of Microsoft Office (Office 97) and it installed fine, although my documents created with the newer Office Suite won't open by just clicking on the icon. If I open, let's say Microsoft Word then choose to open a document then it does so, easily. I've chosen to open these file types with word in folder options, file types but it still does nothing.
I don't know if this has anything to do with it but I also have OpenOffice on my computer and it works fine and my documents will open in it. If I try to change the the program it opens with in “open with” it comes back “this action is only valid for products that are currently installed”.
Hey I'm lost and I need help, so..................HELP!!!!!!!