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DefiniteChoice
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Won't install; says MKV is already running...

Post by DefiniteChoice » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:28 am

Hi guys! Hopefully I came to the right place.

I got the message my version had expired and to re-download, which I did, but when I try to install it the installer says MKV is running and to close it before it can continue. I closed everything, don't see anything MKV in Task Manager, and even re-booted my computer but I still get the message.

What gives?

Woodstock
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Re: Won't install; says MKV is already running...

Post by Woodstock » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:44 pm

Have to wait for Mike on this one - if, after a reboot, it says MakeMKV is still running, there is probably a file somewhere that it depends upon which is being locked by another task.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

DefiniteChoice
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Re: Won't install; says MKV is already running...

Post by DefiniteChoice » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:46 pm

Hmmmm weird, well I do look forward to any tips, thanks!

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Re: Won't install; says MKV is already running...

Post by Chetwood » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:04 am

Just to be sure, there was also no makemkvcon.exe listed in task manager?
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DefiniteChoice
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Re: Won't install; says MKV is already running...

Post by DefiniteChoice » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:04 am

Correct

Kikidy
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Re: Won't install; says MKV is already running...

Post by Kikidy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:41 am

Did anyone ever figure this out?
As I am having this problem with 1.10.7, not 1.10.6 though.

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Re: Won't install; says MKV is already running...

Post by yorgo » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:46 am

If you're on a Windows machine, do as Chetwood suggested; open Task Manager and kill makemkvcon.exe and any other MakeMKV functions, has always worked for me. Also, try restarting your computer, see if that helps.

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Re: Won't install; says MKV is already running...

Post by JBlue » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:49 pm

I know this is a really old post, however I had a similar problem and eventually got the installation to work. Not sure if others do the same thing as me, but I typically rename the files I download to something a little simpler and straight-forward (eg: "Setup_MakeMKV_v1.12.3" to "MakeMKV")... For some reason that was the cause for MakeMKV to not install.

I re-downloaded the file without renaming it and it worked perfectly.

Not sure if others are renaming the files they download, but it can cause installation issues in some programs.

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