>>>Any other suggestions?
Well I just want to congradulate you…It appears you have made it to thebig leaguesa little earlier than expected.
All of us run into an anomolie at some point or another that seems to only happen to us…it appears this is your own personal editors murphy law anomlie.
The next step may be to get the instalation disks from compaq if you don’t already have them and basically install the whole computer system from scratch…I’m talking a str8 override or deletion of you entire computer…not just a system restore, nor ageneral reinstallation of just XP that doesn’t actually strip thefile system…
I’ll still search around for a solution, but it’s not looking good…every instance I’ve found of this problem was in relation to Macs that actually use PowerPC architecture…
You seriously should not be having this problem…
Also you should have at least 2GB of RAM installed and XP with service pack 2….It is very likely that you are not meeting these requirements, but still, if that was the problem, I don’t see why you’d get a “PowerPC Architecture” error….
See if you have Service Pack 2 and then try again….
*note – on a normal working computer, you should still be able to install CS4 if you only have 1 GB of RAM eventhough they recommend 2 GB….but if you don’t have service pack 2, that might actually cause some instalation problems….
There is also apossibility that since this computer is over 3 years old that you are only running 512MB of RAM…if this is the case…stop whatever it is you’re doing and pick up two 1GB chips of RAM…Your computer should handle that much and you’re probably using pc3200 DDR SDRAM, just double check before you buy it…if you don’t wanna get two 1GB chips, atleast get another 512MB so that will take you up to 1GB.
Also…for a future reference and to anyone else reading…..Always give as many details about your computer as you possibly can so we can help and not guess things like how much RAM you have…If you already have 2GB of RAM, I just wasted time giving you a pointless recommendation. There are so many problems in the computer world and many people won’t respond if it’s gonna be one big guessing game….if we have all the details upfront, things go 10 timesfaster and moreefficient….seriously….going back and forth about tech specs is really a pain in the arse…
neways, good luck buddy…I’m sorry you’re having all this nonsense trouble with the software and computer.