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AutoCad 2014 LT. Cannot install. HELP!

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11-01-2013 12:58 PM

I am unable to install the software I have paid for!!!   I keep getting a 1606 error, then a #252 error, then a "failure to initialize.


I am loading with CDs from the company, so not a download issue.    Have tried reinstalling C+++, I have tried .Net repair.


5 days of this.  Can someone please help!!!

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Re: AutoCad 2014 LT. Cannot install. HELP!

11-01-2013 01:29 PM in reply to: natalie.whalen-potter



Hello. I have some thoughts for you. First, copy the contents off the DVD to your C:\ drive. Disks are not infallible and there could always be an issue with the drive or drive software. We eliminate this if you copy the contents to a folder on your c: drive.


Turn off your Antivirus.


Uninstall Microsoft NET from your machine (let the program reinstalll)


Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, 2008, and 2010 entries from your machine (let the program reinstall)


I also found this post that may help:


Past this, I would look at your Windows Event log and see if there are any entries for failure. If you are in a pinch and simply need this installed, reinstall your operating system and then install. A reformat should take less than an hour and you would eliminate any operating system blocks.   


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David Dembkoski

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