"Installer already running"

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at kievinfo.com
Mon May 7 07:25:53 CDT 2007

I'm not so sure why are you reporting a long long long known problem
with Safedisk here, on the mailing list? See the bug 219 and add your
comments there.

Pavel Troller wrote:
> Hi!
>   I was trying to install the Joint Task Force game, which was packaged as
> a bonus with my new graphics card. The game itself seems to install well
> using the standard InstallShield, but then it tries to install a PhysX
> driver/library, which is necessary to run it. The PhysX package is provided
> as a single executable on the CD. When the executable (called
> PhysX_2.5.1_SystemSoftware.exe) is run by wine, it immediately pops a dialog
> saying "The installer is already running" and pressing its OK button
> terminates the installation. The game then complains that the PhysX driver
> is not installed and requires reinstallation (for anybody who would like to
> try this too, the game itself has to be patched by nocd crack first, otherwise
> it chokes on SECDRV.SYS).
>   The dialog appears not only when the PhysX installer is launched from the
> game installer, but also when the executable is run directly from the
> command line.
>   Intuitively I was trying to discover more about it by running wine with
> WINEDEBUG=+file, and it has shown that the installer created some files in
> c:\windows\temp first, then it played with explorer.exe (tried to run it ?),
> there was a search for a lot of fonts, libs etc., win.ini was consulted several
> times, and the dialog then appeared. Possibly all the stuff starting with
> explorer.exe was there to display the dialog box ? After accepting the box,
> it just deleted the stuff in the temp directory and terminated.
>   I didn't find anything related to this in bugzilla. 
>   I would like to find the real cause of the problem, but I don't know exactly,
> how to proceed. Any hints ?
>   It's the current git wine, but the same is observed on 0.9.33 or so.
>       With regards, Pavel Troller

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