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Photo Explosion version 3

After installing this software and restart my computor and try to bring up
the software I get an error U lead Photo explorer has encountered a problem. When finishing putting software into computor I got a message
that D L L Initializing failed. what can I do to fix this Problem

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SOURCE: Installation of Photo Explosion Deluxe Version 3

The website has an update to fix it

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Error 1334 when trying to install photo explosion

I had the same problem. One of the responses indicated a second sent of CDs had the same result. I returned my software and the second set worked. The second set had a sticker containing a serial number for the Drive Erase Pro. This was on the plastic wrapper on the CDs. I did not have this on my first set of CDs. I am guessing the second set is an updated set of disks or a different "batch". If your CDs did not have this sticker, there might be a bad batch of CDs. Not sure how you can determine if you have the set with the sticker without opening the software package.

I had returned my software to Best Buy. The person at the help desk thought the second CD looked suspicious. Looked like there were small bubbles in the CD.

No matter, the second set of CDs loaded no problem. I did not make any PC changes between trying to install the "bad" set and the set that worked.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Error 1305 installing Photo Explosion

Do not install on program files.Sipmly creat new folder on C: then install it there...

If it wont work the CD is damanged

Good luck

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Having trouble opening Photo Explosion 3

This may be an issue of a losst file or corrupted file with in the program itself. You might try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it to correct the issue. You may also try the following steps to see if it helps the issue.

clear out your C:\WINDOWS\TEMP directory (this is a storage area where files are stored before they are installed). Delete everything in this file, and your problem may be solved completely.
If this does not work, you may also need to clear out your Internet cache (temporary Internet files):
(Internet Explorer)
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click on Tools -> Internet Options.
3a. In IE6 - Click on the 'Delete Files...' button on the Genral Tab
3b. In IE7 - Click on the 'Delete' button under the Browsing History section of the General Tab.
(Mozilla Firefox)
1. Open Firefox.
2. Click on Tools -> Options
3. Click on the Advanced tab -> Network Tab.
4. Click on the 'Clear Now' button under the Cache section.

- Empty your recycle bin

- Run Scandisk
1. Click Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools
2. Select Scandisk
3. Select your hard drive. If you have more than one, you should scan each drive individually.
4. Click Standard
5. Check Automatically fix errors.
6. Click Start

- Run Defrag
1. Click Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools
2. Select Disk Defragmenter
3. Select the hard drive you wish to defrag and click ok.

- Before attempting to install the game, make sure that you have no programs running in the background or system tray.
(Windows XP / Vista)
Go to the Start menu, (and choose Run if using XP). Delete anything on the Open line that you'll find there, and type in the work MSCONFIG. Click on OK, and that will bring up a program called the System Configuration Utility.
Look down the list of startup items (not the tab labeled Startup), and choose Selective Startup (if it is not already selected). If you don't see this, make sure you've clicked on General, near the top of the window. Once you've chosen Selective Startup, uncheck 'Load Startup Items', and leave 'Process System.INI file' and 'Process Win.INI file' checked. Once you're done here, click OK, and let it reboot your computer.
Your Windows environment may look different and you may get an error relating to your sound device not working (ignore this for now). Try running the game again. If the game loads and seems to be working, the problem is most likely related to one or more programs you have scheduled to load with Windows. You can then revert the settings back the way they were, and in a trial and error fashion, disable some programs using the startup tab (in the msconfig utility) to try to find the culprit.

(Windows 98/ME)
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the close program window. End all open tasks EXCEPT Explorer and systray.

- If you still have problems installing, you may not have the necessary hard disk space to install the game. You will need to clean out unnecessary files on your hard drive or otherwise allocate more space if you wish to install and play.

- Try a safemode install.
1. Copy the contents of the disc to a new folder on your desktop.
2. Restart Windows in Safe Mode.
3. Run setup.exe from the setup folder in the new folder you created on your desktop.
4. Restart the computer in normal mode and try the game.

- If all else fails, your game disk may be scratched or damaged.
1. Inspect the underside of the CD closely.
2. If their are any smudge marks, dirt, or scratches, clean the disk.
NOTE: When cleaning CDs, wipe from the center of the disc to the edge using a soft, lint-free cotton cloth. Do not use a circular motion. Also, do not use paper cloth which can scratch the plastic and leave streaks.
3. Insert the CD and try installing again.
NOTE: Many common install problems are caused by scratched or damaged disks. If you think your game disk is damaged and needs to be replaced, please contact a Support Representative (Ask a Question tab above) to obtain replacement information as well as an RMA number.

I hope this answers your question.
Thank you for visiting FixYa for your solutions.
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Posted on Apr 22, 2010

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This problem can occur for any software not only this. It can be due to file corruption.
Once the files are corrupted or deleted from your PC or Laptop then the particular software wont be able to run properly and while running the program it show error message.
So a solution to this is re-installing the software ..That will help you. If there are some saved files then before re installing try to back up ..

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If it wont work the CD is damanged

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