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Jay Barthel
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      19th Sep 2003
Hello all,

I am having a strange problem with the installer and need
some help.

After downlaoding updates and and fixes for my computer
(W2KPro) I started having tons of problems. After 9 hours
on the phone with Microsoft and removing everything I
updated, i have most of my computer back with 2 exceptions.

When my computer logs on, the windows installer attempts
to re-load Easy CD Creator 5 from Roxio, even though it is
already loaded. When i tell it where the MSI file is, it
simply quits. Secondly, when i log onto Internet
Explorer, the installer comes up and says "Preparing to
install", yet does nothing else.

My main problem with all of this is now my CD/RW drive
doesn't read the DirectCD files. i have attempted to
unistall and reinstall Roxio, but when ever I do the
system tells me "There is an install already in progress"

If anyone has any suggustions I would SO appreciate it.

Thanks,

Jay
 
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Dennis Schmidt
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      19th Sep 2003
Hi Jay,

My name is Dennis Schmidt. Thank you for using the Microsoft Newsgroups.

The problem is caused by the failed install\uninstall. Try using the
following steps:

1. Go to start, run and type regedit.
2. Navigate in the registry editor to
hklm\software\microsoft\windows\current version\installer\inprogress.
3. Click on the inprogress key and note the name of the file listed on the
right side for databasepath (should be have a .msi extension).
4. Rename inprogress to oldinprogress.
5. Close the registry editor.
6. Open My Computer.
7. Navigate to C:\Windows\Installer (Installer folder is hidden by
default) and rename the file noted in step 3.
8. Reboot the computer and try the install again.

I hope this helps! If you have additional questions on this topic, please
reply to this posting.

Need quick answers to questions like these? The Microsoft Knowledge Base
provides a wealth of information that you can use to troubleshoot a problem
or answer a question! It's located at
http://support.microsoft.com/support/c.asp?M=F>.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
You assume all risk for your use. 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights
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Regards,
Dennis Schmidt
Microsoft Support
 
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Phil Wilson
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      23rd Sep 2003
KB articles 319624 and 324906 seem to be the most common fixes for this type of
issue (they're really describing the same problem).
--
Phil Wilson [MVP Windows Installer]
----
"Aaron Neese" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:02ce01c38130$89945980$(E-Mail Removed)...
> The MS Installer service is broken. We've been deploying
> Win2KSP3 to boxes that had SP1. After rebooting, we get
> the same messages with MS Office apps and others that you
> received. Apparently on some systems, SP3 kind of halfway
> installs the newer MS Installer files, leaving the device
> with parts of version 1.x and parts of version 2.x.
>
> Go to the MS downloads section and search for the MS
> Installer upgrade that's appropriate for your OS. This
> has solved all of our cases with this...hopefully you'll
> get the same mileage.
>
> -Aaron
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hello all,
> >
> >I am having a strange problem with the installer and need
> >some help.
> >
> >After downlaoding updates and and fixes for my computer
> >(W2KPro) I started having tons of problems. After 9

> hours
> >on the phone with Microsoft and removing everything I
> >updated, i have most of my computer back with 2

> exceptions.
> >
> >When my computer logs on, the windows installer attempts
> >to re-load Easy CD Creator 5 from Roxio, even though it

> is
> >already loaded. When i tell it where the MSI file is, it
> >simply quits. Secondly, when i log onto Internet
> >Explorer, the installer comes up and says "Preparing to
> >install", yet does nothing else.
> >
> >My main problem with all of this is now my CD/RW drive
> >doesn't read the DirectCD files. i have attempted to
> >unistall and reinstall Roxio, but when ever I do the
> >system tells me "There is an install already in progress"
> >
> >If anyone has any suggustions I would SO appreciate it.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Jay
> >.
> >



 
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Jay Barthel
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      23rd Sep 2003
Dennis,

I appreciate the help, but unfortunately there none of the
filenames you listed on my computer. I checked ALL of the
registry and both the windows and program files folders on
my hard drive. I did find the installer folders, but
there were no "inprogress" folders after that.

At this point I have about given up. I've ran a dozen or
so repairs and 2 re-installs, it just doesn't help.

Thanks for the help anyway,

Jay

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi Jay,
>
>My name is Dennis Schmidt. Thank you for using the

Microsoft Newsgroups.
>
>The problem is caused by the failed install\uninstall.

Try using the
>following steps:
>
>1. Go to start, run and type regedit.
>2. Navigate in the registry editor to
>hklm\software\microsoft\windows\current

version\installer\inprogress.
>3. Click on the inprogress key and note the name of the

file listed on the
>right side for databasepath (should be have a .msi

extension).
>4. Rename inprogress to oldinprogress.
>5. Close the registry editor.
>6. Open My Computer.
>7. Navigate to C:\Windows\Installer (Installer folder is

hidden by
>default) and rename the file noted in step 3.
>8. Reboot the computer and try the install again.
>
>I hope this helps! If you have additional questions on

this topic, please
>reply to this posting.
>
>Need quick answers to questions like these? The Microsoft

Knowledge Base
>provides a wealth of information that you can use to

troubleshoot a problem
>or answer a question! It's located at
>http://support.microsoft.com/support/c.asp?M=F>.
>
>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and

confers no rights.
>You assume all risk for your use. 2001 Microsoft

Corporation. All rights
>reserved.
>
>Regards,
>Dennis Schmidt
>Microsoft Support

 
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