Windows Thread, Longman Exploring Science kills Windows in Technical; Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this.
My colleagues installed the software onto a teacher's laptop. Rebooted it, straight ...
5th June 2009, 12:42 PM #1
Longman Exploring Science kills Windows
Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this.
My colleagues installed the software onto a teacher's laptop. Rebooted it, straight away it wouldn't start up Windows, came up saying hal.dll was missing. Consistent (usually) with a hard drive failure... so they abandoned that and started installing it on another laptop, which did almost exactly the same thing. I looked at the drive using an Ubuntu live CD and it seems like half the windows installation is missing, along with most of the teacher's docs.
Only thing I can think is that the software might not like SP3... but it still doesn't make sense.
So unless anyone has a better idea, I'm going to put it down as a very bizarre coincidence.
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5th June 2009, 02:12 PM #2
We've got the latest one running here, to my knowledge, without problems.
5th June 2009, 02:15 PM #3
- Rep Power
ahhhhhhhhh, the devil of all software
5th June 2009, 03:50 PM #4
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
We've got it working fine on other computers, so it is baffling. It even works with Vista!
And the laptops that mysteriously broke... I ran full diagnostics on them. No fault found!
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