Originally Posted by gng007
I think your program MAY have installed. When I installed it, a Jl_Cmder icon was put on my desktop. However, when I right click on that icon and "run as administrator" a black box pops up for like 0.1 seconds (maybe 0.2 sec, hardy har har) and then disappears.
Does anybody know why it would do this? The program doesn't seem to run on my pc. I don't have any antivirus running, i'm using Vista . . . no idea what the problem is.
I had the exact same thing happen to me the first time I installed/ran JL_Cmder. BTW, I am a Vista user as well. Just to be clear, this is the process I followed the first time, which produced the same result you guys saw...
1.) DL'd JL_Cmder zip file...saved it to a temp_download folder
2.) Double clicked the .zip file, which Vista calls a "Compressed (zipped) Folder"
3.) This created a sub-folder with a "JL_Cmder" file in it, file type: "Application"
4.) I double clicked this, assuming it would start the install. I believe I got the typical Vista "are you really sure you want to do this" window...clicked continue...but basically this is the first time where I saw the same thing you guys did...a window popped up for a split second, then disappeared. At this point, a JL_Cmder icon appeared on my Desktop, file type : ".cmd". This led me to believe that the install completed successfully. NOTE:
Up until this point, all of the "JL_CMder" icons were...what's the right word...generic? Plain? Meaning, they have the default basic windows avatar...not what I typically expect from a program that's installed correctly.
5.) I first tried right-clicking the JL_Cmder icon on my Desktop and selected "Run as administrator"...as was suggested in the original instructions...this produced the same result observed in #4, a window popped up for a split second, then disappeared. Most importantly, no JL_Cmder program.
6.) I even tried just double-clicking the JL_Cmder icon on my Desktop, but this failed to do anything either.
Since this didn't work, I decided to run thru the install process again, trying something a little bit different this time. Here's what I did...
1.) I deleted the "Application" file that was created when I originally double clicked the JL_Cmder zip file.
2.) I created a new folder/directory on my c:/ drive titled "JL_Cmder".
3.) Double-clicking the JL_Cmder zip file from before apparantly emptied it out...because it was no longer the right size and didn't contain any files anymore. Soooo, I downloaded the JL_Cmder.zip file again from the forum, this time saving it in the newly created "JL_Cmder" directory (step #2). 4.) Rather than double-clicking the JL_Cmder.zip file as I did before, this time I right-clicked on it and selected "Extract All". This brought up another window which asks you to select the directory you wish to extract the files to. I selected the JL_Cmder directory I created in step #2 then clicked "Extract".
5.) This produced another JL_Cmder file (file type: "application") in the JL_Cmder directory, however, this time it had a black "tool" themed icon, rather than the default (generic) Windows icon I got the first time.
6.) I double clicked it and this launched another "are you really sure you wanna do this" Vista window. After clicking continue this time, I got a typical program installation window, something I didn't see the first time.
7.) After the installation was complete (FYI: VERY fast), the JL_Cmder icon on my Desktop, now had the same black "tool" theme, as mentioned in step #5. Again, this was different than the default (generic) Windows icon I got the first time.
8.) I right-clicked the JL_Cmder icon on my Desktop, selected "Run as administrator", and BAM...success! The utility popped up in a new window...showing the welcome screen seen at the beginning of this thread.
It might be important, so I will mention that before I started any of this, I already had my BOLD (OS 126.96.36.199) connected to my PC...and Desktop Manager.
Sorry for the long post...but hopefully this works for some of you that are experiencing this problem.