20 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2008 12:27 PM by Peter Grainge

    Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install

    Bruce. Level 1
      Hello,

      My updates fail to install only in RH. All my other CS3 apps update fine.

      Error message reads: "Adobe RoboHelp 7.0.1 Update failed to install"

      I already tried disabling virus protection

      System: XP Home Edition with 2.0 GB RAM


      Any ideas?



      Thank you.
        • 1. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          Welcome to the forum.

          RH is not a CS3 application.

          Does your logon have admin rights? Essential to applying updates.

          Go to Help | About and check the version number there.

          Go to Add Remove Programs and see what is reported there for RH.

          Post back.

          • 2. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
            Bruce. Level 1
            Thank you for your response.
            1. My login has full admin rights.
            2. Help > About reports v 7.00.145
            3. Add/Remove Programs for RH indicates v 7.0.1

            And, yes, RH isn't a CS3 app...sorry for being both unclear and mistaken.
            For what it's worth, I'm trying to convey that when I execute Help > Updates from within RH all of my other Adobe products update successfully: Both the TechComm Suite and all CS3 apps.
            Yet, the Installation Incomplete event persists.

            Thanks again,
            • 3. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
              Yes I understand. I hit the same issue myself.

              As you can see, Help | About does not think you have Update 7.0.1 installed so it goes to look for it and attempts to install it. But then Add / Remove takes over and it knows 7.0.1 is installed.

              Do you just have the version of RH that came with TCS or do you also have the standalone version as well? Perhaps the standalone was installed and then you installed TCS over it?

              I'd like to know a bit more before suggesting what you do.

              • 4. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                Bruce. Level 1
                I never had the standalone version of RH.
                My installed version of RH came from TCS, which I installed directly after purchasing (no trial version preceding purchase).

                Thanks for your help.
                • 5. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                  Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                  OK. What I would do then is go to Add Remove Programs (ARP) and uninstall that RH 7.0.1 entry.

                  Because you have TCS, I think that will leave ARP without a RH entry. If it does leave an entry, leave it for now.

                  Then go to the TCS entry and click Uninstall. That should show you the components that are installed. Is RH showing as installed there as well?

                  Post back with what installations you can find. I may not be around for a while (I'm UK based) so if you only find one entry, then I would uninstall that and then reinstall.

                  That fixed the problem for me but this is not official Adobe advice so it's at your own risk.

                  If you find two entries, then I suggest you hold off doing anything.

                  • 6. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                    Bruce. Level 1
                    Your recommended solution appears to be successful - thank you for your help.

                    Below are the steps I followed.

                    STEP 1: Uninstall the RH 7.0.1 entry from Add/Remove Programs (ARP)
                    Result: The RH entry within ARP is gone.

                    STEP 2: Examine TCS's installed components
                    Finding: One RH entry existed along with the other installed apps (FrameMaker, Captivate and Acrobat 3D)

                    STEP 3: Uninstall RH and verify.
                    Result: Re-examined TCS's installed components, which revealed that RH was uninstalled.

                    STEP 4: Reinstall RH via TCS installer
                    Result: Installation successful. Default version = 7.00.145

                    STEP 5: Run Adobe updater (Help | Updates...)
                    Result: Successfully downloaded and installed update. New version = 7.01.001

                    STEP 6: Run Adobe updater a second time
                    Result: Successfully downloaded and unstalled update. New version = 7.02.001.
                    • 7. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                      Screaming_Scribe
                      Hello,

                      I am having the same problem Bruce was having installing the update, but I am using RoboHelp as a standalone version. I have full Admin access on my computer, About>Help says that I am running v 7.00.145 and Add/Remove Programs says I'm running v 7.0.1. I am also unable to publish any of my single source layouts.

                      Do you have any idea if these two issues are related and how to resolve either or both?

                      Thanks for your help!
                      Beth
                      • 8. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                        Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                        Same solution as I outlined in my post.

                        Do that first and post back if that does not fix the other problem.

                        • 9. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                          Screaming_Scribe Level 1
                          Peter,

                          Thank you for such a quick response. When my tech support person tried to uninstall/reinstall, I was still unable to publish or get the updates. Any other thoughts?

                          Thank you,
                          Beth
                          • 10. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                            Is Help | About now in sync with Add Remove Programs?

                            Also the updates need to be installed by IT or yourself with admin rights. They cannot be installed without.

                            • 11. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                              Screaming_Scribe Level 1
                              The good news is that the versions in Help | About and Add Remove Programs are now in sync. I am able to publish the sample project about clownfish that installs with RH.

                              The bad news is that I am not able to publish the project on which I am working. I'm assuming that something is corrupt somewhere within the project. Do you have any ideas where I might start looking to resolve this problem?

                              Thank you so much for your help.
                              Beth
                              • 12. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                                In a copy of the project, try deleting the CPD file and then reopening the project

                                • 13. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                  Screaming_Scribe Level 1
                                  Good afternoon,

                                  I copied the project and deleting the .cpd file and reopened the project. I tried to publish and received the following messages in the status panel:
                                  Preparing to create WebHelp. . .
                                  Clearing output folder . . .
                                  Preparing files for WebHelp . . .
                                  Copying files . . .
                                  Updating files . . .

                                  At this point, a separate window opened with the following error message:
                                  Adobe roboHelp 7 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

                                  Any thoughts?

                                  Thank you,
                                  Beth
                                  • 14. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                    Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                                    You said the version are in sync. What version is showing?

                                    Do you get the same problem with other outputs and / or other projects?

                                    • 15. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                      Screaming_Scribe Level 1
                                      The version in Add/Remove Programs is 7.0.2 and the version within RoboHelp (Help>About) is 7.02.001.

                                      I am able to generate all outputs from other projects and Printed Documentation from this project. I am not able to generate either WebHelp or Microsoft HTML help from this project.

                                      When I tried to generate any output, I did notice that the processor version was 7.00.145 for WebHelp, FlashHelp and Printed Documentation. However, the preprocessor version for XML is 7.01.001.

                                      Does this help?

                                      Thank you,
                                      Beth
                                      • 16. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                        Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                                        The version in Add/Remove Programs is 7.0.2 and the version within RoboHelp (Help>About) is 7.02.001
                                        ****

                                        They are the same, don't ask me to explain.

                                        Try generating the two outputs to new folders.

                                        • 17. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                          Screaming_Scribe Level 1
                                          I tried generating the WebHelp output to a brand new folder and it gave me the same error.

                                          Don't worry, I won't ask you to explain why those two version numbers are the same. :-)
                                          • 18. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                                            Are you using a build expression? If you are, try without it.

                                            When you post back, advise the size of the project zipped up.

                                            • 19. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                              Screaming_Scribe Level 1
                                              I tried it without the build expression and received the same error message.

                                              Today, I cleaned out a bunch of folders using Windows Explorer that I had deleted from the RH project but were still mucking up the project folder. I was still unable to generate the output.

                                              The project size is 5.25MB zipped up.

                                              Thank you for your help.
                                              Beth
                                              • 20. Re: Update to RH 7.0.1 fails to install
                                                Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                                                I hope you used the Used / Unused Files reports to check RH didn't think those were part of the project.

                                                Send me an email recapping the problem and including a link to this thread. There's a link on my site.

                                                Then zip up the project and send it via http://transferbigfiles.com using the same address.