[Python-Dev] Help: Python 2.1: "Corrupt Installation Detected"
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 01:53:01 -0400
> I'm trying to install Python-2.1 on Windows,
> and I keep getting "Corrupt Installation Detected"
> when I run the installer. [but no other evidence that
> it's actually corrupt]
You didn't say which flavor of Windows, but should have <wink>. Ditto what
it is you're running (the PythonLabs distro? ActiveState's?
Known causes for this from the PythonLabs installer include (across various
flavors of Windows), in decreasing order of likelihood:
+ Trying to install while logged in to an account with insufficient
permissions (try logging in as Adminstrator, if on a version of
Windows where that makes sense).
+ Trying to install over a network. Copy the installer to a
local disk first.
+ Conflicts with anti-virus software (disable it -- indeed, my
Win9x Life got much saner after I wiped Norton AntiVirus from
my hard drive).
+ Conflicts with other running programs (like installer splash
screens always say, close all other programs).
+ Insufficient memory, disk space, or magic low-level Windows
+ There may or may not be a problem unique to French versions of
Any of those apply?