Comodo - Time Machine - Installation hang because DEP turn off Windows Installer


I want to know if anyone can help me, I try in many ways to install CTM, but is imposible, let me explain what happen:

I have the follow PC:
Intel S5000xvn Workstation
2 Processors Intel Xeon 5510
Windows Vista x64 SP2 Bussiness with all the patches up to date
Windows Installer. V 4.5.6002.18005
BIOS with “Enable/Disable BIT execution prevention”

With the Command Line like Admin I use the follow command to disable DEP:
bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff[

When I try to install, in the last moment appear the follow message :o :o :o :o :o :o
“Windows installer stopped working”
To help protect your computer, Data Execution Prevention (DEP) closed Windows Installer. Click here for more information.

The CTM folder have some files, but when I restart after the short installation, does not work… Exist any solution to this issue? or any one can help me to install CTM?

I try it too, in a laptop HP Compaq nx7400 with disabled DEP, Windows Vista x64 SP2 Bussiness with all the patches up to date and Windows Installer. V 4.5.6002.18005, with this is all right, why not in the Intel Workstation?

:-La :-La :-La Any suggestion is accepted, thanks in advanced

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Edit by EricJH: removed unneeded bold

It looks like Windows Installer has a bug. DEP reacted to that. It is best to add the Windows installer (typically in c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe) to DEP exceptions. See attached image for reference.

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Thanks for your suggestion EricJH, I found the solution, in the user manual says that CTM only works fine with a maximum of 4 hard disks, I have 6 and I can up to 8.

Then I disconnect 2 of 6 to use only 4 in the installation with or without DEP, finally works fine, after that I reconnect the other 2 and all is ok. I only use CTM with the C:\ unit to restore the OS.

My others partitions and Hard disks only are repositories.

CTM is a great tool …

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You are right that CTM is a great tool :slight_smile:

I’m glad to hear that all your issue’s has been resolved, maybe in the future CTM will be able to handle 32 Hard Drives :slight_smile:


Yet MSI will allow the running of scripts or code in the product’s installer program. So the DEP error is likely a cause from CTM, not from MSI. While a cure was found, it is a workaround and NOT how the installer should behave. If there are more than 4 hard disks which is the max supported, there should be a warning, not a DEP error. That there is no error with 4, or less, disks but an error with more than 4 disks sure makes it look like Comodo’s fault in a poorly coded installer program.