I tried to open a program that is not Garmin GPX Converter and I get the screen showing that it is installing. When I click cancel my original program beings to run fine. What seems to be corrupt?
I have the same problem two or three applications. When I try to open them GPX tries to install. After canceling the installation, the applications open normally. Any clue?
It appears to be some kind of Windows Installer problem. It knows that a file that shipped with 'Garmin GPX Converter' has been modified and it's trying to repair it
(The missing file lives here:-
but there's probably nothing that needs repairing!)
"Application repair follows the same logic as just-in-time installation. Whenever a Windows Installer-authored application is invoked, the Windows Installer service checks to ensure that the appropriate files are available. Repair of missing files and settings is, therefore, automatic, for example, if a user deletes a necessary .dll, or even the associated .exe, file needed to use the application. When the user opens the application, rather then failing, the Windows Installer automatically reinstalls these files from the predetermined distribution point so that the application functions properly."
I tried to open a program that is not Garmin GPX Converter and I get the screen showing that it is installing.....
What do you mean by "a program that is *not* GPX converter"? Why say it this cryptic way? Tell us what the name of the program is, that will very likely let us help you more. Also see the last paragraph below.
What are the two or three applications?
Do you already have gpx converter installed? (I'm guessing yes, since otherwise how would your system know about it, but can't be sure from what was said.)
One big cause of a lot of user confusion and windows problems is microsoft's default of concealing the file extension for what they consider known file types. No good ever comes of this "feature" and it should always be disabled. There is usually an option in a program to let you open a file from inside the application, but even if you do want to just click on a file and have an application that the extension is associated with automatically open it, it is pretty important to actually know what the real file extension is. To fix this in windows go to any folder, go to the "Tools" menu and pick "Folder options ...", click on the "view" tab, and in the advanced settings window find the setting "hide extensions for known files types" and make sure that the box next to it is unchecked (click in the box to remove the check mark), then hit the apply button. After doing this, what is happening when you click on a file may make more sense to you, but if it does not then reporting the real and complete names of the files that you are clicking on if the first step to getting assistance.
I uninstalled GPX Converter and the problem went away. I then reinstalled GPX Converter and everything seems to work fine now.
Thanks for the input. It put me on the right track.
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