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Lady Alathia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Gods, I hate Windows sometimes.
I JUST installed Safari. People rave about how wonderful it is.

I can't even open it. It "encounters a problem and needs to close" Windows, of course, is VERY sorry for the inconvenience.

I've un-and-re-installed it three times, restarted the computer... everything I can think of.

How can I get Safari to work? I want to surf the Interwebz at a godlike speed too!

HP Pavillion dv9000, Windows XP Pro
  • hawaiian_boi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I too am trying to install Safari on my Windows laptop. My last reply help had me checking to see that VBScript was properly installed and running; no problem there.
    I uninstalled Safari, rebooted and reinstalled it.
    Still Windows comes up stating that there was a problem.
    How can I get Safari to install?
  • heath28m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey yeah.. I have been using the Safari Beta since Beta 2.. It worked great 3 was excellent..

    Now I just did a fresh install on my system and today when i tried to install Safari Beta 4.. The application gives me an error for webkit.dll.. It does this before the application fully loads. This is strange because I was up to date before I decided to do a fresh install and it was working fine...

    Anyone know how I may fix this issue?.. Or is there a fix coming?
  • hawaiian_boi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    heath28m: Are you using Windows XP Pro? If you are, did you have any trouble installing Safari? I'm having a dickens getting it to run and Microsoft not having to present itself a "problem".
    Can you give me any help with the installation?
    Thanks.
  • heath28m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am actually running Windows XP Home Edition.. I had no problems with any of the installs, even before the fresh install. I have followed every thread about the latest Beta and the crash on start issue, I have yet to find a solution. I even tried re-registering the DLL file to see if it would work. So far it is the only problem I have had. Before i re-installed my OS, the browser worked fine, the plugins worked fine..as well as the previous Betas..Now all it will do is start to show the program window and half way through rendering the window it stops and I get an error report to submit to Microsoft. It says it is caused by the WebKit.dll file. I tried copying the file from a backup of the previous install I had before I re-installed the OS ( thanks to MSConfig which killed one the three 'boot'.ini by automatically trying to Optimize; which was an accident as I was checking out the program ) anyway after all of that it still would not work, and I un-installed it... I guess I just have to wait until they get it fixed or someone comes up with an answer...

    But yeah thats the only issue I had.. Installing it could be because of Group Policy on your machine, broken or incorrect registry entries, and even ( sounds crazy ) a severely fragmented hard drive. You may want to check Microsoft Update as well to make sure you have not missed any updates as this can also effect the install working correctly, in some cases the Windows Installer MSI can be the wrong ( old ) version and work incorrectly for a program that was created with the newest versions. I would say that possibly you could use a good Registry cleaner, after making sure that you have un-installed the program in any form that it exists. This would check for and clean all incorrect entries. I use WinASO Registry Optimizer to do this for my system.
    After that, reboot the system to load the new registry and try the install again. I don't guarantee that this will fix the problem but if it is an installer issue or broken registry values.. This should eradicate the problem.

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  • sentio Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
    Try to download and run a nightly version of Safari/Webkit: http://nightly.webkit.org (close Safari, unpack downloaded zip and run-nightly-webkit.cmd).
  • heath28m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just checked that out... This will probably be the solution to my issue.. The current Nov27 one did not repair the problem .. but I will be watching the page and waiting for the one that does the trick.. Thank You for the link.
  • germanintheburgh Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    what part exactly does the webkit cover? i actually updated my webkit as well, but i had a problem with safari crashing when navigating to certrain pages and i was hoping the webkit would fix it. well, it didn't. so i guess i still have to wait for a new beta seed. or maybe one day the final... but since there are lots of problems left, i'm quite sure it won't happen before '08.
  • thecontractor Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    same problem here, 3.0.3 worked FINE. i "upgraded" to 3.0.4 and now it crashes everytime. I have to use IE now. ughhhhhhhhhh. Where is a link to 3.0.3????? I need to reDL it!

    HELP!!!!
  • Jason Strack Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hello all,
    I run Safari 3.0.4 on my pc at work and it went down on me after I had lost power while the program was up. I tried all sorts of things but it still would crash on open.

    What seems to have worked though is to uninstall, reinstall 3.0.3, restart and then use apple update to go to 3.0.4. Now it works great. (It did as well before the crash) Maybe this will help some of you.

    Good luck.
  • thecontractor Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    So, I am still on IE, where can I get 3.0.3 DL? Link anyone? Or perhaps a working version of 3.0.4? BTW, I am on Windows 2000.
  • Jason Strack Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I already had it on my computer. I found this link.

    http://filehippo.com/download_safari/?2996

    Hope this helps

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  • thecontractor Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    That sure helps! Back to safari woohoo! But the issue of safari not working is still present. How about Apple gives us some attention???
  • heath28m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay I had to do a few extra things for mine...
    1) I uninstalled Safari Beta 4..
    2) I erased all of the Application Data in the user profiles and in Local Settings areas..
    3) I had to download and go all the way back to the original Safai 3 beta 1, and install each one..
    4) Used Apple Software Update to get to Beta 4 instead of using the installer, as instructed above.

    As I type I am doing it from Safari 3 Beta 4...

    I guess there is a missing registry entry, or file that has not been packaged with the latest versions.. Might be hard to trace down..

    I am extremely grateful for the link above and the Support that has been given..

    I use Safari 3 for several purposes.. It is one of the big four browsers that have to be considered when creating web pages and the browser is quite nice...Once it s up and been in use for awhile it is fast and effecient for browsing the internet...I use SuperSpeed RAMDisk, SuperCacheII, and SuperVolume for my system cache and pagefile; with the two combined it greatly improves the speed of my system. Very grateful to Apple Computer for making this browser cross compatible with Windows Systems.. Before it came out there were several pages that did not offer the same end-user accessibility to users of Safari, where Opera, Mozilla and IE7 users had no problems.. Small things but they made a very big difference...

    Thanks ... ... Very happy to have my Safari back...
  • heath28m Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay so the previous post was prior, and at that time The Safari Browser was working and I was able to actually modify my preferences and surf. The past three days the browser has been broken again.

    So I am guessing that the fix is still on its way... Still the same WebKit.dll file as reported before...:(
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