I was through the Shared Technologies crisis just last night with an attempted Photoshop Elements 12 install on Windows.
This problem is not restricted to a particular program, version, or computer environment. I had a mysterious fix for this a while back, but have recently been using the following which has a high success rate. Let us see if this works for you.
It would have helped if you had said what your computer operating system is. But, for now, I will assume Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit, and we can fine tune next if not those.
Local Disc C
Program Files (X86)
rename that OOBE folder from OOBE to OLDOOBE. Close out of there and start the installation process for your Premiere Elements.
If the path is incomplete, make sure that you are working with Folder Option Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives active so that you can see the complete path.
We will be watching for your results.
I have tried your suggestion about the OOBE folder, however it didn't work and now there is an 'OLDOOBE' and 'OOBE'... sigh. Also, I am indeed using windows 8. When I was installing I did disable my anti-virus since I forgot to the first time, so I restarted and tried again with the anti-virus off yet still no luck. Also, I hate to be a bother but what exactly did you mean by,
"If the path is incomplete, make sure that you are working with Folder Option Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives active so that you can see the complete path." ?
Sorry the OOBE to OLDOOBE did not work for you as it did for Vesta
and myself recently.
The Shared Technologies has had many fixes as you can judge from the following thread of not so long ago
As I wrote in the 2012 thread, then what worked for me for doing the install using a USB 2.0 external DVD writer/reader instead of the computer built in DVD drive finally to get the program install.
Keep trying. Please review the above, and then please update us on your progress.
Do not give up.
I actually do not have a built in DVD reader, I have been using an external one :/ that's how I've been installing all of my programs. I really don't want to, but I may just try to restore it to factory settings... then reinstall everything. I ran ASA and got this:
"cpsid_82829s1: "A restart is pending," bootstrapper error has occurred.
Click here for details and corrective actions related to this issue."
However I have restarted already quiet a few times ...
Please go to Task Manager/Processes and End Process for any Adobe processes that may be open. Then go to Control Panel/Install Programs and check to see if Premiere Elements 9 is listed on the installed list somehow. If found, uninstall.
If you have not already, please old off going back to the factory setting for the computer.
Try the OOBE to OLDOOBE again.
If that does not work, then try copying the contents of the installation disc to the computer, and then trying to install the program from there using the Setup.exe file.
What is this ASA?
So I have checked the task manager and nothing adobe was open, I restarted it so only task manager was open at the time and scrolled down to see nothing adobe still. I also tried OLDOOBE again with no avail.
I will try that again the setup.exe, I have tried it a few times previously but I can do it again.
I have now tried all your solutions and still nothing. I also told the installer to install to the hard drive to shorten the amount of characters and still nothing :/
As well as the obvious Elements processes also kill dynamiclinkmanger.exe if it is running. Then when installing, right-click the setup.exe file and use 'Run as Administrator'.
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Thanks for the update. Sorry that the news is not better. This Shared Technologies installation problem is particularly frustrating, but we all seem to get beyond it when we least expect it. Been there and done that a few times now.
Please clear away your unfinished studies and then let us consider the following.
We may be getting to a point where all these incomplete installs and roll backs are leaving leftovers that are making the matter worse, if that is possible.
1. Assure that you see no obvious install in Control Panel/Installed Programs for Premiere Elements 9.
2. Uninstall Premiere Elements.
3. Run the ccleaner (cleaner and registry parts)
4. Reinstall the program from the installation disc after you change the name of OOBE to OLDOOBE.
(Make sure to send any prior OLDOOBE files to the Recycle Bin...you want to leave that area with you seeing only one OLDOOBE file there.)
Consider the above and then let us know what you think. Take a break before proceeding further. And, then advanced refreshed to take on the troubleshooting.