# Re: Install failure (WinXP)

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-13 08:56:29 CEST

Gene wrote:
> Hi all -
> I've just reinstalled windows XP Professional, upgraded to SP2. I used
> a non-standard windows directory (WINDOW1) in order to preserve existing
> data.

That could end up a real mess. Windows doesn't like it if there are two
versions on the same partition. You will get into serious problems with
programs that have the path c:\windows fixed. Or other programs just
have the folder name "WINDOWS" fixed. So all those apps will use the
files in your original (old) windows installation. And that means you
will experience completely new realms of the so called "dll hell".

I strongly recommend to back up your data somewhere, then format the
drive and do a *clean* install of windows.

> terminates stating that the installer ended because of an error, but it
> gives NO indication of what the error was.
> Does anyone know either:
>
> 1) Does some problem exist because of the non-standard install of WinXP?

Not that I know of.

> 2) How I can get the installer to tell me what the problem is?

Start the installer from the command line like this:

\$ msiexec /package TortoiseSVN.msi /l log.txt

Just replace the 'TortoiseSVN.msi' with the real filename of the TSVN
installer file.

With that, the installer writes everything it does to the log file.

Stefan

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