How to reinstall Windows Installer ?


L

Lars

When I try to, the system says the service already exists.

i tried to delete the :
msi.dll file (impossible --> in use...)
msihnd.dll
msiexec.exe

I then registerd these two dll files.

Still doesn't work...

Thanks by advance for any ideas.
 
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Torgeir Bakken (MVP)

Lars said:
When I try to, the system says the service already exists.

i tried to delete the :
msi.dll file (impossible --> in use...)
msihnd.dll
msiexec.exe

I then registerd these two dll files.

Still doesn't work...

Hi

Try the methods one by one outlined here to fix Windows Installer problems in
Win2k and NT4:

PRB: Incorrect Default DCOM Settings Cause Windows Installer to Stop Responding

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;319624


After running through the four points above, also try this from Start/Run:

msiexec /regserver


If that doesn't solve your problem, and you have MSI 2.0 installed, downgrade
to version 1.1 (somewhat messy), and then install MSI 2.0 again:

Downgrading Windows Installer (Win2k):
http://desktopengineer.com/article.php?story=20020710141950674
 
L

Lars

When I try to, the system says the service already exists.

i tried to delete the :
msi.dll file (impossible --> in use...)
msihnd.dll
msiexec.exe

I then registerd these two dll files.

Still doesn't work...

Thanks by advance for any ideas.

Ok, I found the solution.

These files are in fact protected files, and if are modified or
deleted, windows restores them.
Just needed to delete the restore sources, to avoid automatic restore
: dllcache folder an ServicePackFile folder.

:)

Cya,
Lars
 
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