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Photo Explosion Deluxe - install

I'm trying to install this program. I've tried 6 times and 2 different computers to run this program and zero success. It installs fine but just doesn't run. I double click on the icon, it flashs for a few seconds then nothing. It will not open, period. I've tried the repair function without any success. I'm using a AMD 64 system running XP Pro with lots of memory and 750gig HD.

What's up with this software? I paid $90 for it and cannot return it to the store because its opened.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I am getting the same message that my wizard was interrupted. When this happens it just kicks you out. There is no going to the C drive because it never gets installed. I asked for another disk, then sent it to me and the new one does the same thing. Can anyone help me? There was no answer to this question, there was only an answer to the question once it's installed.

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  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    having same problem : says wizard has been interupped try later : paid 90.00 and nova sent replacement and still same problem.

    Thanks for letting me vent !!!

  • musty01 Jun 24, 2008

    photo explosion wizard interupted. could not load

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    While attempting to install Photo Explosion Deluxe ver3, on Dell Inspiron 530 w/Vista-keep getting run time error stating "software is attempting to install files to Library incorrectly. Contact Vendor". Called Best Buy Geek Squad who said it was because I am using Vista. I did not see any update for this product.

  • ace2468 Aug 22, 2008

    i downloaded photo explosion SE 1.5 and it installs fine...when i click it to run it it has an hour glass for a few seconds then goes away...please help sucks...

  • pilitola Aug 30, 2008

    I'm having the same problem, and I 'm really upset!!!! It installs fine, but just wont run!!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    I just downloaded 5 pages of 12 methods to install the program. None of them worked. I don't see why Staples doesn't take it off the shelf. Return not possible for opened software.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I have this problem too with Photo Explosion 1.5
    I installed it but the program would not run. It worked before on my computer, but after i formatted it and tried to re-install it using the CD, it would not work. Is there a missing update for this product that is unavailable due to the fact that it is an older version?

  • rodmarlin Jan 14, 2009

    I have had this software for over a year. All of a sudden it wont open. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing, tried the repair button, nothing seems to work. I am running Windows XP. Any suggestions?


  • margaret347 Apr 10, 2009

    I have the same problem Novo Photo Explosion will not open I also paid $90.00 and cannot get any satisfaction from the company after numerous e-mails, do not buy this product

  • debigalanti Apr 12, 2009

    got the same problem, i went onto and went to find solutions. clicked on photo explosion 3 - insall error 1311 and since nothing worked i had to fill out a form to get a new cd. my prob was the 2nd disc. it took abt 10 days before i got the 2nd disc. i finally tried to load it and now the 2nd dic (replacement disc they sent me) is working but the 3rd disc is NOT! i just filled out a form to get the 3rd the same way and also requested they send me the 4th since im SURE it's going to happen again. it's pathetic! i too paid almost a hundred! apparently this company puts out **** software. i wont be purchasing any more software programs from them EVER again!

  • yobynnad May 18, 2009

    Trying to install Photo Explosion Deluxe I have a similar problem, the software goes through the installation on the 1st disk and nearly 80% complete it stops and reports that the installation is stopping to protect my computer.

    Each attempt to install this software on my Vista, 4 Gbyte Memory, 300 Gbyte system, it aborts. It is frustrating. I have owned this software for a few months and first time trying to install it.

    Are there any patches? Software purchased from Microcenter, they offer no assistance.


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Certain codecs make Photo Explosion bom like K-Lite for one.
If you installed or even update media player or Real Player with certain codecs it will bom out.
Uninstall them and try to open the programme again.

If it opens get something like VLC Media Player it opens almost enything.

Hope I helped


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Don't know if this is a solution but it (version 3) installed on my vista home premium and after it installed it told me to get the update for vista which I was able to download directly and run and it works fine. Cannot paste the update file to this blog:(
My advice:
Uninstall it and try running CCleaner (a free program) and set it to clean registry and then try installing again. can't say this will work but it is worth a try.

If that doesn't work you might have a problem with windows (missing files in OS that should be there) try noting the exact failure report and Google it.

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After trying to install on my Vista laptop, and trying all workarounds from Nova, plus others from different websites, Nova offered me a refund .......... It will NOT install on a Vista computer at all. Don't buy it.

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Cant get it to install on my computer either... run time error... run time error... think I'll go get my money back!

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