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Hi,I'm getting the following message displayed when I try to install Rad Studio 104 either via the Web Install or using the ISO. I would be grateful for any help.Unable to execute file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\21.0\bds.exe CreateProcess failed; code 2. The system cannot find the file specified.I have tried uninstalling the previous instance of RAD Studio and clearing residual entries from my PATH variable to no avail.Kind regards, Stefan
On my system the path is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\21.0\bin\bds.exe
Hi John, well spotted - I missed out the bin folder when transcribing the message. NB: I looked in this folder but the nearest file I could find to bds.exe was called dbs.exe.config
Hi - I have the same problem - Rad Studio 10.3.3 is also installed on same PC - trying to install 10.4 ends up in this error - there is no bds.exe in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\21.0\bds.exe
For clarity's sake, the error message we are getting is:
Pending any help from Emarcadero, I've made various re-attempts to install Rad Studio 10.4, none of which have worked.
The only thing I can think of is that I am running Bitdefender and this asks me to authorise certain changes to protected directories which can occur when I'm installing or uninstalling things. Usually the application (the installation or uninstallation program) will wait with a message asking to Retry, Abort, or Ignore. The uninstallation process for Rad Studio does not wait, it continues and "completes" with a message thus:
Putting aside the unhelpfulness of this message (thanks for not listing the elements that couldn't be removed!), I removed the residual directories from Program files and then tried to reinstall RAD Studio 10.4.
It's possible that some debris causes the installation process to fail but I can't see why. The file that was protected was idetified in the message from Bitdefender thus: "The application _iu14d2n.tmp attempted to change a file in a protected folder and was blocked. Protected folder: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\21.0\Styles" - I guess I could try to remove thismanually and try again...
Kind regards, Stefan
Nope, tried removing (well renaming) all the residual directories created by RAD Studio in Users/Public and my user before attempting to install 10.4, but the installation still fails after registering a set of DLLs with the message that bds.exe cannot be found.
I have experienced this problem in the past with Rad Studio10.3.3 when trying to update. Only solution I found was to totally remove Rad Studio and perform a fresh install.
Thanks for your reply. As you'll see above, I've tried removing RAD Studio and doing a fresh install to no avail.
After what is claimed to be a successful uninstallation (albeit of a product that hasn't been successfully installed), I've found bits left lying around.
To try and ensure a clean environment into which to do a fresh install:
However, I haven't tried removing entries from the Registry and I notice that the entries in the Start Menu don't get cleaned up either.
Do you do anything else to totally remove RAD Studio?
Don't forget the Program Data folder. From memory I renamed the Embarcadero folder as well. it contains mainly license files.
Good thought. I tried this (and after clearing up some debris in AppData) and it still failed in the same way. I even tried using a different user account (this time an administrator just in case) but with no joy.
Looks like I'm the 1 in 10000 that keep the installation success rate below 99.99%
Best wishes, Stefan
Surprise!I just installed Rad Studio 10.4 on another PC via web installer.10.3.3 is also installed there.No problem with the installation.Both PC run under Win 10 - both are very new.The PC on which the installation fails runs under Win 10 2004, the other with the successful installation under Win 10 1909. Maybe that's a reason?
I have just installed Rad Studio 10.4 on a Windows 10 64 bit PC - Win 10 pro version 1903 build 18362.836 using the "from ISO" install and it all went smoothly. I already have (and regularly use) 10.3 Rio on this PC - both are running smoothly side by side.
Perhaps something in 2004 ? This was released AFTER RAD Studio 10.4 so embarc. unlikely to have been able to test it.
Have you checked if the Path environment variable has grown too long? I had an install problem once caused by this, although I think I received a meaningful error message for this.
I checked this, path variable is Okay.
My computer's details are: Windows 10 Home - Version 1909 - OS Build 18363.836 - on a 64 bit Intel PC, so, it's not just the version of Windows.
Incidentally, following some advice from support, I've been trying to fully eradicate earlier version(s) as per https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/general-development/f/installation-issues-23/72425/manual-uninstall-of-rad-studio-delphi-c-builder-10-4-sydney in doing so I found quite a bit of debris from releases identified as 19.0 and 20.0 as well as 21.0 (10.4) which I also removed. I've also disabled the Safe Files operation of Bitdefender Total Security (that helps protect important files/locations from errant programs) and tried installing directly from my Adminstrative account using a full downloaded ISO image...
But this hasn't helped...