Dear all,
Unfortunately this -and previous suggestions- do not fix the problem we encounter when installing pymol on our brand new Dell winXP/SP2 systems.
We tried the suggestions in the pymol-wiki, we tried the specific 16-bit Dell issue and we tried the shorter path method without any success. What happens now is that the installer doesn't start up at all, although the wowexec is loaded. The wowexec process just hangs till one logs out/reboots.
Anyone another idea how to fix this? Thanks for the help!
Best,
Joris
Hilvert Gruppe, ETH Zürich, Switzerland


Angelo Favia wrote:
Hi Warren and all,
    I finally managed to solve my problem:
here'e where I found the inspiration:
http://discuss.pcmag.com/forums/1004327277/ShowPost.aspx
"The setup utility  is a 16-bit app (as you have guessed), and it may 
gag if the path to its home folder is too long"

I simply moved the  installation files to a short path (namely C:\) and 
renamed the directory containing the setup.exe of Pymol into "Pymol" (to 
make the path even shorter) and the installation was successfull!!!
Hope this can help somebody else in the list...

A.



Angelo Favia wrote:
  
I've got a Dell D820.
    I tried but it didn't fix my problem...
I went for the soft solution first (partial removal of the "guilty" 
software) and for the hard one (total removal) then.
The same error appears...as nothing changed.

A.


DeLano Scientific wrote:
  
    
Joris,
 
Some Dell systems are uniquely afflicted -- according to another Dell 
XP/SP2 owner:
 
"I found the solution, apparently the installer gets screwed up by 
some software
that Dell installs as part of their standard build.   The fix can be 
found at:

http://www.wave.com/support/CSC/CustomerService/Documents/DM-010.htm

I followed the steps in the above url and PyMol installed without a 
hitch.

A detailed discussion on the topic can be found at:

http://forum.installsite.net/index.php?s=03b224df496bbf806744f85d27c687e9&showtopic=14905&st=0&#entry41109"
 
Joris, do please follow up to the list if this solves your problem...
 
Cheers,
Delsci
 
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[mailto:pymol-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] *On Behalf Of 
*Joris Beld
*Sent:* Thursday, December 14, 2006 7:11 AM
*To:* pymol-users@lists.sourceforge.net
*Subject:* Re: [PyMOL] installation trouble

Dear all,
We installed yesterday six brand new Dell PCs with winXPpro/SP2 (fully 
updated) and encounter exactly the same error (and also...the 
solutions in the pymol wiki didn't help us so far). Anyone a solution?
Thanks in advance.
Best,
Joris Beld
Hilvert Group, ETH Zürich

Angelo D Favia wrote:
    
      
I already tried all of the solution at the website but they didn't work 
for me.
The error message still appears.

A.


DeLano Scientific wrote:
  
      
        
<http://www.pymolwiki.org/index.php/Windows_Install>
 
-----Original Message-----
From: pymol-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:pymol-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Angelo D
Favia
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 9:39 AM
To: pymol-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [PyMOL] installation trouble

Hi all,
   I'm trying to install the latest version of pymol on my laptop (Windows
XP pro SP2) but there seem to be something wrong.
I get the following error message in a window whose title is "Can't run
16-bit Windows program": "Cannot find file
C:\***\pymol-0_99rc6-bin-win32\SETUP.EXE (or one of its components). 
Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required
libraries are available."
Any clue about this error??
thanks

angelo

--
Angelo D Favia, PhD
www.ebi.ac.uk/~afavia


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