Runtime error. Abnormal program termination error message
I have to quote your statement, "When ever I try to install Windows Vista, I get to the checking compatibility stage on upgrade",
Since according to you, you get the checking compatibility stage of your window, maybe your computer is not compatible with the Windows that you're trying to install in your computer.
One way to look at it is the memory of your hard disk, some memory won't really give an assurance that you can install any windows in your computer. Especially, if your computer is not updated.
Please see the stickers that can be found in your system unit (CPU) or in the surface of your laptop, to give an idea on what Windows should be compatible with your computer.
This happened because your F-Prot program was terminated improperly. Its associated processes may have been stopped by the system to make way for the upgrade which caused the error.
It is also possible that the software itself may be damaged or it may have some corrupted files which would cause the error. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the F-Prot software and update to the latest version and see if it helps with the upgrade.
Try to update your Microsoft Visual C++ version to the latest version as well. You should be able to get an update here:
Hope these help.
That’s not Windows Vista you are using, it is Windows XP. If you are updating a program but it keeps throwing an error, try to uninstall the program instead and then just install the new version manually. First, download the latest version of the program you are updating. Once the new version has been downloaded, download the free version of Revo Uninstaller and install it.
Once installed, start Revo Uninstaller then select your program among the applications and click “Uninstall”. Follow the normal uninstall process. When uninstall is complete, click “Scan” to scan your computer for any leftover files and delete everything it finds. This removes everything the program created on your computer. When it is finished, close Revo Uninstaller then install the new version of the program.
See if this works.