Installation of Windows pre-requisites failed

Marbelmo

New member
Well, I have installed the pre-requisites, but I'm waiting on fresh speed edit install discs. The ones I initially received looked like they were placed on a gravel driveway and backed over a few times.
Needless to say they don't install properly.
 

donx

Member
Well, I have installed the pre-requisites, but I'm waiting on fresh speed edit install discs. The ones I initially received looked like they were placed on a gravel driveway and backed over a few times.
Needless to say they don't install properly.

Just a note to the Newtek shipping department!
I was also annoyed when I received my big Speed Edit display box with only a DVD library case inside and a small Quickstart booklet. It seemed like a waste of packaging since my local distributor doesn't even stock the product or put it on display.
As Marbelmo pointed out about his discs. Mine too, were scratched all to bits and I didn't think I could use them to load the program. The reason is that they fell off the spindles inside the DVD case and slid loosely around during the shipping across the continent. The DVD cases are inferior quality. There has got to be a better way to distribute your product :bangwall:

Happy ending...:)
The discs did load properly and I am finding Speed Edit to be an awesome program. I'm just getting ready to print out the PDF manual and sit in the rose garden and read it, cover to cover.
Oh, yeah! I didn't need to read the manual to begin editing :thumbsup:
 

Elmar Moelzer

New member
Same problem here.
WinXP Prof. SP 3
German...
Trying the fix suggested above. Will let you know whether it worked.
One note, we had troubles reading the DVD with one of our DVD- drives (the DVD appeared slightly scratched). Installing a new DVD- drive made the DVD readable, but it still gave the error during installation. Copying the DVD to a blank media did not work either...
Is NT using some kind of CD- copy protection that makes troubles with certain drives?
CU
Elmar
 

Elmar Moelzer

New member
Ok, installing the file here:
http://tinyurl.com/4cqwy5>
did not work. The file would not even install (gave the same error message as speed edit installer did).
Any help would be highly appreciated...
CU
Elmar
 

Elmar Moelzer

New member
Ok, so we completely uninstalled SpeedEdit.
Then the file from the link above would install...
Then Speed Edit would install fine...
Just in case someone else has this problem...
CU
Elmar
 

John Perkins

NewTek Staff
That's great information to have, although I'm still not sure why that is the case.

No, we aren't using any copy protection on the disk, it's a plain data DVD.

Thanks,
 

Marbelmo

New member
"Ok, so we completely uninstalled SpeedEdit.
Then the file from the link above would install...
Then Speed Edit would install fine...
Just in case someone else has this problem...
CU
Elmar"

Ahhhh, Interesting. Thanks for that info.
 

Elmar Moelzer

New member
Hey John!
Good to know...
Still wondering why the drive would not read the DVD nor the copy and the other one did (never had any problems with this drive not reading something before that, so its kinda odd).
Well it worked with the other one and it worked in the end, so its all good.
Maybe you guys should inform you phone support people about the "solution" to the problem (as odd as it may be), if you have not done so yet. Seems like this problem is happening rather often these days...
CU
Elmar
 

KiloWatkins

New member
Elmar, do you see DLA on that machine in Control Panel? Did you look that it is in DMA and not PI0? Are you using 80ribbon? Have you installed any burning software that did not come with the burner? How old is the burner, and is it a DVDrom burner?

GoodLuck
 

SportsJunkie

New member
I had same problems that were discussed when this thread started.

Here are the steps that I took to get SE v1.5 installed from the original DVD.

1. Installed SE (checked all options boxes) - Got errors
2. Installed VT5 Prerequisites (http://tinyurl.com/4cqwy5) - no luck, still errors.
3. Uninstalled SE
4. Re-installed VT5 Prerequisites
5. Re-installed SE, but did not "check" the box (w/i the SE installer) to load the prerequisites.
6. It worked!!!!

Thanks to all of you, especially John Perkins, who tried the various iterations and discovered the work-around. It's always nice to have a man on the inside.....
 

VideoBob2000

NLE Pro / New to VT[4/5]
I have exactly the same issue when trying to install my SE on a Windows XP Professiona SP2.

I am unable to continue with the installation beacuse of this.

(eight and a half years later...) Nope. Never got it working right. Chalked it up to experience, and gave up steak dinners for a year to pay for that experience. Haven't bought NewTek since. :)
 
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