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I can't install Quake 4 on Windows 7

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I can't install Quake 4 on Windows 7
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and welcome

Can you tell me the error or message you get when you try to install it please?

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
two things, I can't install Quake 4 and I want to remove "Noad TV" from my computer. When I try to install Quake 4 it rapidly goes to a screen that has a progress bar saying it is removing applications and it stops in the same place every time. This computer is about 5 years old and it ran Quake 4 for years until I got a virus called "Noad TV" and suddenly it crashed and hasn't accepted installation of Quake 4 since.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is anybody out there?
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.


Download the free version of Malwarebytes from my link below

Install it and run a full scan and remove all threats it detects.

Once done, restart the computer and keep tapping F8 until you get to a menu and choose Safe Mode.

Choose this and let windows load in safe mode and then run a scan again with Malwarebytes, removing all threats found.

Once completed, restart the computer and it should then be removed, then try to install Quake again.

Let me know the results please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All done as directed. Nothing changed, "Noad Steep TV" is still alive and well in Task Manager even though Malware found over 600 files it didn't like and I deleted them all and scanned again in Safe Mode and then restarted, but alas Quake 4 comes to a stop at the same place, nothing changed
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

ok, well there were a lot of infections you had so its good these have been removed.

But can you download Adware Cleaner from my link below please

After downloading, browse for file location and double-click on adwcleaner.exe.

start the program. To begin scanning the computer, click on Scan button.

Then to start removing identified adware, please click on Cleaning.

Then restart into Safe mode and repeat the procedure

Then tell me if it is gone please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay, stand by
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well it does look like it got rid of Steep TV but I still come to a stop loading Quake 4
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

ok, right click on the Quake 4 logo that you double click to install and choose Run as administrator

Then try to install

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do that every time.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

ok, then right click, properties, then compatibility, then choose windows xp service pack 3

Click ok and try to install

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Question, my DVD Drive in the computer is broke and I've been using a portable DVD through a USB port,could that be an issue?
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

it can be, but complete the instructions I gave and let me know the results

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Stand By
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fatal Error 1603
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Can you download revouninstaller from my link below

Use the free one

Run it and check for Quake there. If you see it, click it and click Force uninstall.

Then click advance, and delete all registry entries and files it finds.

Then restart and install Quake

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Revo says no files named Quake 4, but I know that's wrong because there is a Quake 4 folder in programs because it runs across it when I search.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Richard, I'm sorry but this is dragging on and I've got to get some sleep.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

ok, delete the Quake folder manually, restart and then try to install again.

I can mark this question to remain open, so you can sleep, and return to this, this is no problem.

If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Thank you