Installing Programs I'm Lost

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gsb02, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. gsb02

    gsb02 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Since I upgraded to SP2 I can no longer install any program that does not use a msi file to access windows installer. Does anyone else have this problem or know of a fix.

    Thanks
     
  2. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    maybe you have a corrupt installer.

    Tell us what version it is, start>run type this in 'MSIEXEC /?' without quotes.

    To solve it you should do the next steps :

    1 - Set Windows Installer Service to Manual

    2 - Restart Your Computer

    3 - Execute the command Msiexec / unregister
    4 - Retrieve the following files from (SP Uninstall Directory) ...WINNT/$NtServicePackUninstall$ or from any other machine.

    msi.dll
    msiexec.exe
    msihnd.dll
    msimsg.dll
    msinfo32.dll
    msinfo32.exe

    5 - Restart your computer in mode command line

    6 - Copy the specified files in Step 4 into ...WINNT/System32

    7 - Restart your computer in normal Mode and Execute the command Msiexec / regserver


    Or windows installer has been disabelled, check in control panel>admin tools>services
    scroll down to windows installer and right click it and start
     
  3. gsb02

    gsb02 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    The version that shows is v 3.00.3790.2180.
    Installer was set to manual.
    I can't find msinfo32.dll anywhere. Not on computer, service pack, or cd.