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« on: April 29, 2005, 03:54:05 AM »

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This has been going on for a long time, but apparently, my Windows Installer doesn't work. I've tried to install i-Tunes when I bought my iPod, but it doesn't work. I've also tried to install software for my printer, but it never gets anywhere. Please Help? I'm running Windows XP ver. 5.1 with Service Pack 1.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2005, 08:08:39 PM »

Run the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2005, 07:37:44 AM »

I've tried the system file checker, but it didn't find anything wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2005, 03:13:31 PM »

Try this...

Goto START type: CMD press OK
Type msiexec /unregister and press Enter.
Type msiexec /regserver and press Enter.

Let us know if that worked .. Wink

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2005, 12:16:07 AM »

Wait, you want me to type "CMD" after I clicked on "Run," right?
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2005, 01:19:24 AM »

Click START goto RUN .. in the BOX type CMD and follow the instructions above and let us know if it works.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 04:11:43 AM »

It says here that "'msiexec' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2005, 12:16:58 AM »

Is there anything else I should try?
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2005, 01:25:59 AM »

Yup: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315346
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2005, 07:00:52 AM »

Apparently, I'm missing the whole file altogether. When I try this part

4.At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:
ren msi.dll msi.old
ren msiexec.exe msiexec.old
ren msihnd.dll msihnd.old

it doesn't work. Says it cannot find the file.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2005, 03:48:01 AM »

You may want to reinstall Windows over itself then. Run a Repair of Windows
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