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Win 2000 pro windows installer errors

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 15:26


I got a game with an installshield. This shield gives an error at the start of the installation:

1607: Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Runtime

Ive searched for an solution for it. one of the solutions might be reinstalling windows installer service.

But reinstalling the service also gives an error:

The windows installer service could not be accessed. This occur while you are running Windows in Safe mode, or if the Windows installer is not correctly installed.

And also uninstalling programs/games with the windows installer results in an error message.

How can i reinstall/uninstall windows installer to make this work again?

i tried to reinstall version 2.0 also, and it says : the specified service already exists.

Anyone knows how to solve this?


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Posted 20 April 2004 - 08:33

Either try searching google/microsoft site on how to re-install the Windows installer service.

Or you can try the informatin below.

msiexec /unregister

Delete the Msi.dll, Msiexec.exe, and Msihnd.dll files from the system folder.
You must rename these files from the command prompt.

Restart Windows.

Run the Instmsi.exe program to install and register the engine files again.

msiexec /regserver