PhotoGallery.msi: I hates it to pieces, HP 1310 etc.
Every time I boot up my PC, XP Pro tries to install something called 'photogallery' which apparently needs a disc to complete. I have to control-alt-delete to get this installation process aborted. It usually takes me 2 or 3 tries to abort this process so my OS can continue loading. Can anyone tell me how to get this process halted permantley, so my OS will load uninterrupted? This situation came about after I had to uninstall Norton AV and re-install it about a month ago. At the time I also downloaded several updates to XP Pro and the situation may have resulted from that. Thanks in advance to any and all replies.
HP ze4910us Laptop, xp home, loaded in a HP psc 1315xi printer. . . a few weeks ago. Thereafter, laptop began to attempt to load Photogallery every time I did a full (not hibernate) boot up. Even interfered with other graphic progs like Roxio. So, did not know which graphics software was in deficit. Finally linked it to the printer software, by Googling "photogallery." Seems another sad-sack had re-inserted his Installation CD, as error message suggested, and it cured HIS problem
I inserted mine, it did not, file not found. Bought a $12.95, updated psc-1310 (family) installation CD from HP. No go. Manually searched entire CD, found file (in of course, the last folder of the second to last folder, of the root dir). Typed the location correctly, in the error message. . . , no go Of course.
As I write this I am thinking, maybe copy PhotoGallery.msi to my desktop. Perhaps Win installer can find it there. If that is no go. RE-INSTALLATION, but that will require a study to figure how, and how much of the crap, that HP insists we must suffer with, needs to be deleted. After all, this is a Printer Scanner Copier, All-In-One. We'll let you know. I may change my name to Sisyphus, the guy was punished by being compelled to roll a stone to the top of a slope, the stone always escaping him near the top and rolling down again.