I'm trying to install AutoCAD 2012 onto my computer (I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit) but each time it comes up saying that it failed to install. An error appears about half way through installation and then the number of items installed appears to go down (i.e. whereas it might have said before that 5 out 10 are left to install, it will then say that 6 are left, then 7 etc). I have tried to install the 2011 version, but this also had the same problem. I have copied the installation log below and would appreciate any helpful suggestions.
2011/10/14:16:54:23 Nick NICK-PC PageOpen FullProgressDialog
2011/10/14:16:54:23 Nick NICK-PC Installing DirectX Runtime: C:\Autodesk\AutoCAD_2012_English_Win_64bit\3rdPart
2011/10/14:16:55:41 Nick NICK-PC Install DirectX Runtime Succeeded
2011/10/14:16:55:41 Nick NICK-PC Installing FaroSDK: ADSK_EULA_STATUS=#1 ADSK_SOURCE_ROOT="C:\Autodesk\AutoCAD_2012_English
2011/10/14:16:56:09 Nick NICK-PC Install FaroSDK Succeeded
2011/10/14:16:56:09 Nick NICK-PC Installing Autodesk Material Library 2012: ADSK_EULA_STATUS=#1 ADSK_SOURCE_ROOT="C:\Autodesk\AutoCAD_2012_English
2011/10/14:16:57:01 Nick NICK-PC Install Autodesk Material Library 2012 Succeeded
2011/10/14:16:57:01 Nick NICK-PC Installing Autodesk Material Library 2012 - Low Resolution: ADSK_EULA_STATUS=#1 ADSK_SOURCE_ROOT="C:\Autodesk\AutoCAD_2012_English
2011/10/14:16:57:50 Nick NICK-PC Install Autodesk Material Library 2012 - Low Resolution Succeeded
2011/10/14:16:57:54 Nick NICK-PC Installing AutoCAD® 2012: TRANSFORMS="C:\Autodesk\AutoCAD_2012_English_Win_6
2011/10/14:17:05:25 Nick NICK-PC Install AutoCAD® 2012 Failed Installation aborted, Result=1603
2011/10/14:17:06:24 Nick NICK-PC Rollback Autodesk Material Library 2012 - Low Resolution Succeeded
2011/10/14:17:08:06 Nick NICK-PC Rollback Autodesk Material Library 2012 Succeeded
2011/10/14:17:08:12 Nick NICK-PC Rollback FaroSDK Succeeded
2011/10/14:17:08:12 Nick NICK-PC Rollback DirectX Runtime Failed Failure is ignored, Result=1619
What is the error that you get half-way thru the installation? Also, there should be a larger installation log file located in your %TEMP% folder.
It says Internal Error 2738
I've found a folder called TEMP, I'm can't find anything that might be the installation log though
Sorry for posting twice, i wasn't sure which was the right forum
No problem. Usually the discussion_admin will move it to the right forum.
To get to your %TEMP% folder, just go to Start > Run and type %TEMP% or just type %TEMP% in the address bar of your Windows Explorer.
David Lau wanted you to try this:
I tried that link and installed the recommended hotfix, but I'm still getting Internal Error 2738 and the same problems as before.
Also, I can't find a %TEMP% file anywhere. The closest I have is called TEMP but that doesn't look like it has anything from today in.