PA fails to run after install on non-admin accounts
I use PA at my university. Students have a limited user account.
I always install PA to the desktop, since I have write access there.
When I install PA 9.6 (beta 2 or 3), I get file error messages on WBHELP2.DLL and WBOCX.OCX, access is denied, so cannot write to windows directory.
Now when I try running PA, PA crashes with “PowerArchiver 2006 has encountered…… We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
I can bet that the WindowBlinds skin engine is causing this! Even if I remove all PA entries from the registry (the admin missed something…), or delete the Skins folder, it still happens.
No other version of PA does this, but 9.6.
I dunno how this can be solved; maybe you shouldn’t initialize the skin engine if there is no skin selected, which is the default.
PS: why not install the WB files in the PA dir? PA is the only app that needs to use those files!
we cant add it to any other folder. Thats the way it works. So you have to have an admin account to install it.
With 9.6 final, PA will skip around missing dll’s and continue working…
Until the problem is fully resolved, I’ll have to use 9.51 on campus and 9.6 at home…
OK, the problem is solved - PA runs!!!
If I try to select a skin, nothing happens!!