Thanks to anyone who is able to help with my issue. I have a Viao XP Home Desktop in my house with a firewire input. I still use the old machine to capture video from my Sony Mini DV camcorder. I then transfer the captured AVI files to my HP laptop which is a 32 bit Vista I bought about 4 years ago. The Vista laptop will run my Premiere 6.5 being 32 bit, but has no firewire or PCMIA card slot to install a firewire card. Being that I can't afford to upgrade my Premiere right now, I have to figure out why I can't install Premiere 6.5 on my desktop. It was on the desktop years ago and got uninstalled. Now when I put the disk in, it does to the install screen and then has a button to install Premiere 6.5, after I click the button, the screen disappears, the CD/DVD drive spins for awhile and just stops. It won't continue the install. My desktop has been buggy for several years and I wonder if a virus might be stopping the install. I have however been able to install other applications. I tried uninstalling more recent versions of QuickTime and other Adobe applications in case something was interfering with the install. The XP Home machine is running Service Pack 2.
Being low on money, I thought about installing a firewire on the laptop to capture the video, but again, it is an HP with no available slots and I heard that firewire to USB 2.0 converters are a scam and don't work. My next alternative is to put the desktop in a shop and see if a professional can remove viruses and get premiere 6.5 installed. My last straw will be to buy a more recent 32 bit compatible Premiere Elements and try using it instead. I have old 6.5 timelines that I need to use for this project that can integrate seamlessly with the 2012 version of the video and I'm afraid they will not translate to a recent version of Elements.
Please ask questions if I left any detail out that might determine why the install isn't working. The hard drive space is available and the machine previously ran 6.5 without a hitch.
Very frustrated. Thanks for reading my long winded message.