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shamil
I have 2 XP Pro CD.
X-> with servicepack 2;
Y-> with service pack 1; From here I will call them X,Y.
My aim is to install and open(bacause sometimes possible to install but not open) Macromedia Dreamweaver (MD). I have partitioned hard disk into C,D,E. One day I needed to install Md on X installed C partition.Installed MD and it installed succesfully but when double click on the icon to open it waits a little then nothing happens. After removing and reinstalling MD few times I decided to format C and reinstall X. But nothing changed. I thought MD program doesn't work. To assure this I installed Y to D and installed MD and it worked but I do need X op system. Then I logged into X and tried to install MD as last chance. Installed and it worked. INTERESTING! Rolling Eyes What is the reason? After some tests as a result I say IT IS NOT POSSIBBLE TO INSTALL AND OPEN MD in X op.sys WITHOUT INSTALLING Y op.sys AND INSTALLING MD TO Y.
I have written this problem before in a form but they couldn't help and some did not believe. One who did not believe came to my house and tested. Now he believes but couldn't help me.
Please read and think before replying because sometimes there are needless replies. That's why I tried to tell this story slowly and clearly.
Clash
Are partitions on which X and Y installed visible to each other?
shamil
Clash wrote:
Are partitions on which X and Y installed visible to each other?

Yes. It is possible to manage files in all three partitions from both X and Y op systems.
Clash
OK, two things spring to mind here. The first is that the security settings in SP2 are preventing MD from running. Possible causes are something like the ASP.NET functions loading at the MD startup are being blocked by the firewall and MD shutsdown before the notify window pops up. Because MD has not started the notify windows doesn't pop up because the alert state no longer exists.

The possibility is that MD looks around for another copy of the libraries that it needs and finds the SP1 version which is not blocked by Windows Firewall and allows it to start.

The second and related thing is that there are a number of issues with MD and SP2, and most relate to windows firewall. Try turning it off and see if it will run without the SP1 partition visible.
shamil
Clash wrote:

The possibility is that MD looks around for another copy of the libraries that it needs and finds the SP1 version which is not blocked by Windows Firewall and allows it to start.

The second and related thing is that there are a number of issues with MD and SP2, and most relate to windows firewall. Try turning it off and see if it will run without the SP1 partition visible.

How can I turn windows firewall off. I don't see any firewall in Control Panel except Internet Connection Firewall.
thermaltake
It's probably the firewall or security settings preventing u from running it
Clash
shamil wrote:
How can I turn windows firewall off. I don't see any firewall in Control Panel except Internet Connection Firewall.

That's Windows Firewall.

In Windows XPSP2, the Windows firewall is in the Control Panel. If you can't find it there, open the security centre from the Control Panel and click the link for Windows Firewall there.

You can turn it off, or allow exceptions, open ports etc.

If you don't have Windows Firewall then you're running XPSP1 not SP2.
munky1
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SYMPTOMS
After you install an x64-based version of Microsoft Windows on a computer that also has a 32-bit version of Windows installed, you may experience the following symptoms:
Some of your programs become unstable.
You cannot start the 32-bit version of Windows.
The files in the Program Files folder are replaced with 64-bit versions of these files. Therefore, the Program Files folder contains a mixture of 32-bit and 64-bit files.
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CAUSE
These issues occur if you install an x64-based version of Windows on the same partition as your 32-bit version of Windows. Dual-boot environments are not supported if the 32-bit version of Windows and the x64-based version of Windows are installed on the same partition.
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RESOLUTION
To resolve these issues, reinstall the x64-based version of Windows and the 32-bit version of Windows on separate partitions. Make sure that you back up all important data before you do this.
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MORE INFORMATION
Dual-boot configurations that include an x64-based version of Windows and a 32-bit version of Windows are fully supported by Microsoft. However these operating systems must reside on separate drive partitions. In a dual-boot environment, you can run 16-bit programs on a 32-bit version of Windows. The 32-bit version of Windows also provides support for programs that use a 16-bit Setup program. However, programs that use a 16-bit Setup program are not supported in x64-based versions of Windows.

When you try to install an x64-based version of Windows on a partition that already contains a 32-bit version of Windows, the following warning appears in the text-mode Setup program:
You chose to install Windows on a partition that contains another operating system. Installing Windows on this partition might cause the other operating system to function improperly.

Caution Installing multiple operating systems on a single partition is not recommended. To learn more about installing multiple operating systems on a single computer, see
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/multiboot.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/multiboot.asp)
using Windows Explorer.
To continue using this partition, press C.
To select a different partition, press ESC.
If you want to set up a dual-boot system, use the following best practices:
Always install the 32-bit version of Windows first to make sure that the correct startup files are written to the root of the drive. If you overwrite the x64-based version of NT Loader (NTLDR) with the version of NTLDR that is included with 32-bit versions of Windows, this prevents the x64-based version of Windows from starting. The version of NTLDR that is included with x64-based versions of Windows is backward-compatible with the version of NTLDR that is included with 32-bit versions of Windows. The versions of NTLDR that are included with the 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 cannot start the current releases of x64-based versions of Windows.
Do not install an x64-based version of Windows on the same partition as a 32-bit Windows installation. The x64-based versions of Windows use the same Program Files folder and the same Documents and Settings folder as 32-bit versions of Windows. Therefore, the contents of these directories may be replaced with 64-bit versions of the .dll and .exe files that are required by the 32-bit versions of Windows. If the 32-bit files are replaced, 32-bit programs and services may not start or may become unstable. If you unintentionally install the x64-based version of Windows on the same partition as an existing 32-bit version of Windows, back up as much data as possible. Then, format and reinstall both operating systems.
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Technical support for Windows x64 editions
Your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for Microsoft Windows x64 editions. Your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation with unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with your Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx)
For product information about Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/default.mspx
d722002
its probably impossible that that last post missed anything... but just in case, try disabling the windows security crapola. then run it. or a simple reboot may work.
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