Error 1603. Photoshop CS4

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Nov 03, 2008 Nov 03, 2008

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Alright, so I recently got Photoshop CS4, for some odd reason when I had to do a system restore, it messed up. Not sure why, but I got the screen to accept or decline the user end license agreement, when I clicked to accept it, it just went away and nothing happened. So I uninstalled it, and tried reinstalling it, now every time I try, it gets right to the end, where it's installing Adobe Bridge CS4 and it comes up with an error saying it had problems installing photoshop CS4 and then asks me if I want to continue with the installation, I click continue, and it finishes, but I get an error message at the end again. When I click more information I get this:

Adobe Photoshop CS4
Error:
Error 1603. Fatal error during installation.

Adobe Photoshop CS4
Error:
Error 1603. Fatal error during installation.

Adobe Bridge CS4
Error:
Error 1603. Fatal error during installation.
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Adobe Device Central CS4
Error:
Error 1603. Fatal error during installation.

I'm not sure why I'm getting this error, please tell me someone knows what the hell is going on here? Lol. Because people are going to ask here are my specs:

Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
OS: Windows Vista
RAM: 2g
Free HD space: 170g
Complete HD space: 250g
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1 (you probably won't need this, lol)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M

All help is EXTREMELY appreciated. 😄 Thanks in advance.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2009 Jan 24, 2009

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Good evening all.

I think I must be the only one out there that can't install this darn program. The lates information they have sent me is to stop the installer and enter a string of code... I'm not a programmer. It's just not good enough. Why should I or anyone else have to mess around so much with this instalation.

I wish there was some way, to make them accountable. It's not like a small out lay of $50.00 for a basic, photo editor program, I'm sure we all have that. The tec support, is interesting, if you can understand them. Then each time you call you get someone else, and your starting all over. The customer service for Adobe is less than helpfull when requesting a refund. I'm still working on that...

Buyer be ware.

Keloh.

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New Here ,
Feb 13, 2009 Feb 13, 2009

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I'd done all the solutions written above

1. I have 5.05 GB free disk space.

2. All clear

3. I had already done this

4. Updated.

5. Already had.

6. Done.

Can anyone help me please?

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New Here ,
Feb 17, 2009 Feb 17, 2009

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Hello all,

I was having the same problems as everyone else: I would get the 'error 1603' message when I tried installing CS4 products. I followed all the above suggestions and it would always end the same - but fianlly - EUREKA! - I got it to work. Here is how:

First - definitely do all of the above processes, especially the ones Bart suggests.

Second- Check out this website: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=kb404083

What seemed to work for me was to make sure I was running a 'simplified mode' and putting the insatallation files on the desktop. Once I made sure that my Avast and Mcaffee software wasn't running (not just 'turned off', but niot running) I was able to install all my CS4 products! What a relief, I was just about to return them all!
To stop services in Vista, press Cnrl-Alt-Dlt and then look for the Services button in the lower right hand corner of the window. Stop ALL nonessntial services (I reccomend unplugging from the internet when you kill your virus software) and reboot. Once you install from the desktop hopefully it works for you like it did for me. Good luck!!

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Enthusiast ,
Feb 17, 2009 Feb 17, 2009

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thanks for posting your results laird!

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New Here ,
Mar 30, 2009 Mar 30, 2009

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I just got the trial version to install after trying for 12 hrs.

I'm on Vista Home basic, acer laptop, I tried everything ..

I edited the registry (see this post Alan Musgrove, "critical error during PS CS4 installation" #20, 22 Jan 2009 12:56 pm and deleated the keys back to default), turned off firewall and anti virus, disconnected from the internet, shut down all my running programs including the acer empowering technology application( using windows taks manager) ran adobe wincleancs4 script twice, then cs3 clean script, made sure the adobe cs4 trial file that I downloaded was on my desk top, then turned off the uac (user account control).

Whilst running the clean up scripts to level 2 (maximum) I also chose the option to remove the adobe media player . One of the clean up scripts gives the option to do this, can't remember which one.

I already have shockwave player and reader 9.1 installed, but I chose to install all the items on the trial. It worked like a dream.

I tried every fix you could imagine before, but IMHO it was probably running Both clean scripts to (level 2 with the remove media player option) as explained and finally turning off the UAC that did the trick.

Maybe if I'd turned off the uac first. I may not have had to do the others.
all in all, by doing everything above, it finally worked.

Hope that helps someone.

Thanks all.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 02, 2009 Apr 02, 2009

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I thought it wouldn't run in vista home basic... hmm...

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New Here ,
May 03, 2009 May 03, 2009

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sorry to be off topic but i have trouble with another kind of error

how should i explain this.....

ok

first of all

it gets to (builing twain menu items) the blue box thingy before it starts

and this window pops up says: (choose profile)

it has Outlook as a choice so i click ok

then this note comes out

Adobe Photoshop CS4 has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

and more.......

heres more detail:

AppName: photoshop.exe     AppVer: 11.0.0.0     ModName: unknown
ModVer: 0.0.0.0     Offset: 00000004

and more but cant be copied.......

thats all

please help? ^_^

thank you

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May 03, 2009 May 03, 2009

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You haven't updated to 11.0.1 - go do that first.

"and this window pops up says: (choose profile)

it has Outlook as a choice so i click ok"

That makes no sense.

Could you provide more details, or a screenshot?

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New Here ,
May 04, 2009 May 04, 2009

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it looks like this

whats wrong.bmperror.bmp

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May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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That "choose profile" doesn't come from Photoshop.

Something else on your system is doing that.

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New Here ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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then.......

how u fix it? o.o

is it outlook or........

tell me how to fix it pretty please T_T

i really want to draw.....

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Participant ,
May 06, 2009 May 06, 2009

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See if this helps you out; http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=Error+1603&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enCA325CA325&ie=UTF-8

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New Here ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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erm.... i just removed outlook from the profile choose thingy but it askes for a profile.......

how do i like igonore this or how u fix it so that it will work?

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First, you have to figure out what it is on your computer that is asking you for a profile (without telling you what kind of profile it is talking about).

This isn't happening to anyone else, so it's something peculiar about your system.

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New Here ,
May 24, 2009 May 24, 2009

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Chris,

I am having the exact problem dannyespanda is having on my windows xp.

I am sure there are more people having the same problem.  The outlook profile

issue is really a pain. Not sure why Adobe CS4 needs it.

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100 miles:  you might want to read the existing topic before posting next time.

Again:  Photoshop is not putting up that dialog, because Photoshop does not have any such profile.   That is coming from something outside of Photoshop.

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New Here ,
May 05, 2009 May 05, 2009

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microsoft office outlook?

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May 06, 2009 May 06, 2009

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i think the program thats asking for profile is microsoft outlook..... but how do i make it stop?

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LEGEND ,
May 06, 2009 May 06, 2009

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dannyespanda wrote:

i think the program thats asking for profile is microsoft outlook..... but how do i make it stop?

You could try asking in an M$ Office forum.

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May 07, 2009 May 07, 2009

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It's not a Photoshop issue so off topic here. Ask in a Microsoft forum !

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LEGEND ,
May 07, 2009 May 07, 2009

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Am I invisible?  

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2009 Jun 04, 2009

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Hi

I've had the same error.

1603 on same 3 apps

4 days of trying to install this junk, shame adobe!

Used their Technotes, reomoved .icc files, changed registry permissions etc etc, unistalled.

Still the same crap

Why would anyone even consider buying this if you can't even ge the trial to install?

Customer support were useless - Lady called MELODY

Tech support are even less interested

It was once a good company - now subbed out to 3rd world call centres.

Seriously if any one has a fix please could they let me know

Rgds

J

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Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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solution for error!!!!

This Spanish-language, they have to translate

Bueno despues de intentar 1000 veces logre solucionar el error 1603,

lo que tienen que hacer:

1. descargar el  windows installer(http://windows-installer-cleanup-utility.uptodown.com/)

2. instalar el mismo

3. desintalar todos los programas Adobe. ya que el error es porque hay conflicos con los componentes

5. descargar el WinCS3Clean o el WinCS4Cleanupscript.

4. ejecutar el CS3Clean y seguir las instrucciones o CS4InstallerDatabaseUtility

6. sigan las instrucciones de este link (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/401/kb401401.html)

Nota: Con el WinCS3Clean y el WinCS4Cleanupscript eliminen todos los componentes de Adobe que no quede nada

y luego de eso , reinicia la PC y tema solucionado

espero que les sea de utilidad, es la forma de reparar el error

Saludos atte ABEL Avila

Cualquier duda o pregunta lo pueden hacer en ingles como en espanol

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Jun 16, 2009 Jun 16, 2009

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solution for error!


This Spanish-language, they have to translate


Well after trying to achieve 1000 times to fix the error 1603,


what to do:


1. download the windows installer (http://windows-installer-cleanup-utility.uptodown.com/)

2. install the same

3. Uninstall all Adobe programs. because the error is because there's Dispute with the components

5. WinCS3Clean download or WinCS4Cleanupscript.

4. CS3Clean run and follow the instructions or CS4InstallerDatabaseUtility

6. follow the instructions in this link (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/401/kb401401.html)


Note: With the WinCS3Clean and WinCS4Cleanupscript remove all components of Adobe there is nothing left

and after that, restart the computer and issue resolved


I hope that you will find it useful, is the way to repair the error


Saludos atte Abel Avila


Any questions or you can do in English and in Spanish

abelavila777@gmail.com

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New Here ,
Feb 18, 2010 Feb 18, 2010

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I had the exact thing happen with Windows 7. I just uninstalled everything that said adobe...and still having same issue. I also checked program files (x86) did you find something magical? This is a new computer with tons of space, so I know it's not a space issue.


Thanks,
Patty

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