KBI 310149 Argent Commander SETUP.EXE Crashes Under Windows 2008


Argent Commander


4 Mar 2009


When running SETUP.exe in Windows 2008 (32 or 64-bit), SETUP.exe may crash and not even start properly after double-clicking on it.

Technical Background

Windows 2008 has a special “feature” where it keeps a list of crashed executable filenames.

Being that SETUP.exe is the industry-standard for almost all applications, if the server previously ran (and crashed) an installer named SETUP.exe, this filename will now be added to the “list”.


Rename SETUP.exe to any other name — example: SETUP_.exe

After doing this, the installer will run properly.