I installed MiKTeX Basic on Windows XP Professional (v. 2002, with Service Pack 3) (32) (at work), but it keeps crashing when I try to look up updates or install packages. It seems to not be able to find package repositories.
It seems like it can't find any package repositories. When I try to install a package on the go, the Package Installation window says "The package will be installed from": . If I try to change it, the Change Package Repository window shows an empty list when I'm supposed to select a new one. Moments later it crashes.
I've tried installing them using the Package Manager, and while it does find the packages, when I hit "install", the downloading window opens but the statistics number boxes are empty (nothing's happening). Then it crashes. I've tried both the Admin and non-admin versions.
It's very similar when I try to look for un update. I get to the Update MiKTeX window, choose "Use the nearest package repository" and click Next, then it just freezes and crashes.
I've installed and uninstalled the Basic version several times, and have rebooted my computer as well. I tried the Complete version as well, but there was an error (Windows API 1113). The errors are the same whether I have admin rights or not.
I also tried downloading some packages from http://ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/ onto my computer and setting that as the local package repository but it tells me "Not a local repository".
Without any extra packages I'm able to compile a basic Hello World.