Attempting to install MS Office Project Standard 2007 on a Windows XP box. About 3/4 through the install, receive the following error message:

"Error 1304. Error writing to file: C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Office\MEDIA\OFFICE12\BULLETS\BD21302_.GIF. Verify that you have access to that directory."

I am local admin on this computer and have even gave myself full access to this directory to no avail.

Checked Microsoft KB articles and the only one I came across said that it was bad media and I may need to replace CD-Rom drive. That's good and all but I'm installing from a share from our application server. :)
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I know the answer to this
Answered 09/20/2010 by: dummypack
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Well...what is it?
Answered 09/21/2010 by: dpolishsensation
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and me........
Answered 09/21/2010 by: clueless
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Does it only happen on this one machine, or every other machine you run the installation on?
Could it be that your server share is corrupt?
Have you tried replacing it from the CD source?
What if you copy it locally and run?
How are you installing it? Vanilla or with an MSP?

That file is in PrjStdWW.cab in the folder of the same name - is the cab file there? Can you open it?
Can you grab the file out and expand it?

It should be a gif that looks a bit like a swirly, red snails shell - on its side.

Hope this helps, in the absence of an answer from someone who claims to know.

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Answered 09/21/2010 by: dunnpy
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Your total UNC source path length is too long (> 255 chars)
Answered 09/21/2010 by: dummypack
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Your total UNC source path length is too long (> 255 chars)

That could be the solution, but you don't have enough information to say that for definite...you would think the OP would have said that it had never worked, if that was the case.

My suggestions would have lead to the OP coming to that conclusion (if it is correct) after doing a local copy of the source and general troubleshooting.
Answered 09/21/2010 by: dunnpy
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It is not the UNC source path being too long as it installs fine on other machines. This is being installed with a customized MSP, yes. BD21302_.GIF is in the PrjStdWW.cab file and it is as you described it (swirly icon). This is very strange indeed!
Answered 09/21/2010 by: dpolishsensation
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it installs fine on other machines

of course - we were supposed to guess that... perhaps you should just get the problem pc rebuilt!?
Answered 09/21/2010 by: dummypack
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ORIGINAL: dummypack

it installs fine on other machines

of course - we were supposed to guess that...  perhaps you should just get the problem pc rebuilt!?



Sure, why not? You were guessing what the problem was without having all the facts :D

Anyways, we could reimage it but I'd still like to know why this is occuring...
Answered 09/21/2010 by: dpolishsensation
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