Strange problem with opening program

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when I try to start certain programs, the first thing that comes up is
installshield for an unrelated program that I have already installed.

If I keep telling it to cancel, eventually the program that I clicked
on will start.

Someplace recently I saw something that was suppose to fix this kind
of problem, but I have since lost all contact with it. Is it something
to do with corrupt context menu registry entries???

thanks
 
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Install shield or Windows Installer?

If Windows Installer, see Windows Installer FAQ:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/community/centers/management/msi_faq.mspx

Under "Troubleshooting" section, see:

" Q.Every time I launch my application, Windows Installer performs an
installation. How can I determine the cause of the on-demand installation?
"

-and-

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290301

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


<see.cher@your.place> wrote in message
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> when I try to start certain programs, the first thing that comes up is
> installshield for an unrelated program that I have already installed.
>
> If I keep telling it to cancel, eventually the program that I clicked
> on will start.
>
> Someplace recently I saw something that was suppose to fix this kind
> of problem, but I have since lost all contact with it. Is it something
> to do with corrupt context menu registry entries???
>
> thanks
>
>
 
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THANK YOU.

yes, it was windows installer. I was trying to undersand the logic for
trying to install something totally unrelated to opening an unrelated
program. DAH!- this is windows - what logic?


On Wed, 7 Sep 2005 11:02:34 +0530, "Ramesh, MS-MVP"
<ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote:

>Install shield or Windows Installer?
>
>If Windows Installer, see Windows Installer FAQ:
>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/community/centers/management/msi_faq.mspx
>
>Under "Troubleshooting" section, see:
>
>" Q.Every time I launch my application, Windows Installer performs an
>installation. How can I determine the cause of the on-demand installation?
>"
>
>-and-
>
>Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290301