Re: NVDA Installation failed

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Sandra,

Thanks for following up, I appreciate the clarification.

Setting my system language to German, I can replicate this.  We'll look into it.

Quentin.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 11:10 PM Sandra Pilz <sandra914481@...> wrote:

Hi Quentin,


You wrote:

When you originally went to install, did you get the UAC prompt from Windows itself about installing the program?  You get that for any program you install, but sometimes it pops up and doesn't get focus so you aren't alerted to it and even visually it's not obvious.  If you don't answer Yes to the UAC prompt within about 20 seconds, it times out and denies the program from installing.


Yes, I did see it, but the UAC prompt isn't the problem, I always answer Yes using the alt Y or in my case alt+j shortcut (German windows), and the installation continues. I don't wait for 20 seconds for something to happen.


The only other thing I was thinking was if you had controlled folder access set, it will install NVDA but not create the desktop shortcut.  If that was the issue though, it wouldn't have worked any better with NVDA 2019.1 than 2019.3.

No, I don't have controlled folder access set. I checked this when it didn't work, because I knew it could be a problem. No, it's not active.


I do think there is a problem with the installation of 2019.3 though, because a lady on the German NVDA list reported the same problem. She's a very competent computer user and I'm sure she, too, knows how to deal with UAC. Maybe it doesn't affect systems where English is the default language... And maybe it wasn't reported much, because many people using NVDA 2019.3 will have updated an older version and won't have encountered this issue, because the shortcut and start menu entries had already been created by a previous installation of an older version of NVDA...


I, however, attempted a fresh install on a new machine.


Best


Sandra


Regards

Quentin.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 2:43 AM Sandra Pilz <sandra914481@...> wrote:
Hi Felix,


Thanks for your help. Unfortunately setting the NVDA language to English
didn't help. The failed installation not only faild to create the
desktop shortcut, but also didn't create NVDA entries in the start menu.
I installed NVDA 2019.1 first and then updated to 2019.3.1, that did the
trick.


Best


Sandra

Am 04.03.2020 um 13:22 schrieb Felix G.:
> Hello Sandra,
> the installation failed because NVDA was unable to create its desktop
> shortcut, for reasons I cannot begin to guess. I can think of two
> options:
> 1. Install without creating a desktop shortcut, then create one manually.
> 2. Sometimes, switching the NVDA language to English before installing
> fixes this problem. If you feel comfortable doing this, it may be the
> cleaner option.
> Hope this helps,
> Felix
>
> Am Mi., 4. März 2020 um 14:11 Uhr schrieb Sandra Pilz <sandra914481@...>:
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>> I'm trying to install NVDA on a new machine running Windows 10 pro 1909.
>>
>>
>> I'm running  the installation file as administrator. I'm getting the message that installing NVDA has failed.
>>
>>
>> Please also see the log included below.
>>
>>
>> Does anyone know what the problem might be and how to solve it??
>>
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>> Sandra
>>
>>
>> INFO - __main__ (13:56:46.002) - MainThread (10924):
>> Starting NVDA version 2019.3.1
>> INFO - core.main (13:56:46.082) - MainThread (10924):
>> Config dir: C:\Users\sandr\AppData\Roaming\nvda
>> INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (13:56:46.082) - MainThread (10924):
>> Loading config: C:\Users\sandr\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
>> INFO - core.main (13:56:46.122) - MainThread (10924):
>> Using Windows version 10.0.18363 workstation
>> INFO - core.main (13:56:46.122) - MainThread (10924):
>> Using Python version 3.7.5 (tags/v3.7.5:5c02a39a0b, Oct 14 2019, 23:09:19) [MSC v.1916 32 bit (Intel)]
>> INFO - core.main (13:56:46.122) - MainThread (10924):
>> Using comtypes version 1.1.7
>> INFO - core.main (13:56:46.122) - MainThread (10924):
>> Using configobj version 5.1.0 with validate version 1.0.1
>> INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (13:56:46.402) - MainThread (10924):
>> Loaded synthDriver oneCore
>> INFO - core.main (13:56:46.402) - MainThread (10924):
>> Using wx version 4.0.3 msw (phoenix) wxWidgets 3.0.5 with six version 1.12.0
>> INFO - brailleInput.initialize (13:56:46.407) - MainThread (10924):
>> Braille input initialized
>> INFO - braille.initialize (13:56:46.407) - MainThread (10924):
>> Using liblouis version 3.10.0
>> INFO - braille.initialize (13:56:46.407) - MainThread (10924):
>> Using pySerial version 3.4
>> INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (13:56:46.412) - MainThread (10924):
>> Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
>> INFO - brailleDisplayDrivers.handyTech.BrailleDisplayDriver.__init__ (13:56:46.464) - braille._BgThread (11016):
>> Found Easy Braille connected via hid (\\?\hid#vid_1fe4&pid_0044#7&7f9a61d&0&0000#{4d1e55b2-f16f-11cf-88cb-001111000030})
>> INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (13:56:46.472) - braille._BgThread (11016):
>> Loaded braille display driver handyTech, current display has 40 cells.
>> INFO - core.main (13:56:46.582) - MainThread (10924):
>> Java Access Bridge support initialized
>> INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (13:56:46.582) - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThread (11020):
>> UIAutomation: IUIAutomation6
>> INFO - core.main (13:56:46.762) - MainThread (10924):
>> NVDA initialized
>> ERROR - RPC process 8756 (nvda_slave.exe) (13:57:05.773) - Dummy-1 (10840):
>> __main__.main:
>> slave error
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>    File "nvda_slave.pyw", line 47, in main
>>    File "installer.pyc", line 454, in install
>>    File "installer.pyc", line 261, in registerInstallation
>>    File "installer.pyc", line 58, in createShortcut
>>    File "comtypes\client\lazybind.pyc", line 218, in __setattr__
>>    File "comtypes\automation.pyc", line 729, in _invoke
>> _ctypes.COMError: (-2147352567, 'Ausnahmefehler aufgetreten.', (None, None, None, 0, None))
>> ERROR - gui.installerGui.doInstall (13:57:05.793) - MainThread (10924):
>> Installation failed: 1
>>
>>
>>
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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager




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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


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