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Windows Installer Error Codes And Solutions

Microsoft Windows is a complex Operating System. Though it is a very easy one to use compared to Linux or Unix Operating System. Sometimes when we use our Windows running computer to install or uninstall any program we may face some problems regarding it. Most of the problem occurs with the Windows Installer. Windows Installer is the main program to execute all application s program. This type of error occurs with the registry entries within the Operating System file. !ow each program has many registry entries" any discrepancy with these registry entries may hamper the installation of any program. #enerally when Windows Installer faces any problem it generates an error code starting from $%%% and may range up to $&&&. 'ere some common error codes and their solutions are given.

Windows Installer Error 1601

(hen we encounter this error code while installing any program it means that either the Windows Installer files in the machine are corrupt or the .msi )Microsoft Software Installation* pac+age files are damaged.

Solutions
,irst of all we have to chec+ that whether the Windows Installer service is disabled or not. To chec+ so we have follow some steps$. .lic+ Start / type services.msc / press 0nter 1. 2nother dialog box will open. There find the Windows Installer and by right clic+ing it go to properties. 3. !ow in the Startup type select the value Manual. !ow start the service and press O4. 2fter this we have to reregister the Windows Installer. ,or this also we have to follow some steps.

$. .lic+ Start / in the 5un dialog box type msiexec.exe 6unreg and press 0nter. 1. !ow a confirmation message will appear" press O4 for it. 3. 2gain clic+ Start / in the 5un dialog box type msiexec 6regserver and press O4. This may resolve the error but if it s not then we have to install a latest version of Windows Installer. The download lin+ is given http-66support.microsoft.com6+b6&71188.

Windows Installer Error 1719


This error message displays Windows Installer service could not be accessed. .ontact your support personnel to verify that it is properly registered and enabled. This error happens due to registry errors or corrupt installer files.

Solutions
$. ,irst of all clic+ Start / type .M9 or :ust open command prompt / there type sfc6scannow. The process may ta+e some time. 1. !ow we have to reregister the Windows Installer. ,or this also we have to follow some steps. $. .lic+ Start / in the 5un dialog box type msiexec.exe 6unreg and press 0nter. 1. !ow a confirmation message will appear" press O4 for it. 3. 2gain clic+ Start / in the 5un dialog box type msiexec 6regserver and press O4.

!ow open regedit by typing it in the 5un dialog box and find the '40;<LO.2L<M2.'I!0=S;ST0M=.urrent.ontrolSet=Services=MSIServer. 'ere see whether the image>ath has the msiexec.exe direction or not.

Windows Installer Error 1721


This error message reports ?0rror $@1$. There is a problem with this Windows Installer pac+age. 2 program reAuired for this install to complete could not be run. .ontact your support personal or pac+age vendor.B This type of error happens when we try to add or remove any program installed in our computer.

Solutions
First we have to reregister the Windows Installer. For this also we have to ollow so!e ste"s. $. .lic+ Start / in the 5un dialog box type msiexec.exe 6unreg and press 0nter. 1. !ow a confirmation message will appear" press O4 for it. 3. 2gain clic+ Start / in the 5un dialog box type msiexec 6regserver and press O4. #ow we have to chec$ our s%ste! or an% error. For this ollow the ste"s &elow. $. .lic+ Start / type .M9 or :ust open command prompt / there type sfc6purgecache. The process may ta+e some time. 1. 2lso with this clic+ Start / type .M9 or :ust open command prompt / there type sfc6scannow. The process may ta+e some time. 3. 2lso with this disable the U2. )User 2ccount .ontrol*. ,or this clic+ Start / type U2. and press 0nter / a dialog box will open / there ma+e the setting to !ever !otify. 7. Uninstall6 9isable the antivirus or antiCspyware program and try to install or uninstall the program which wanted to.

Windows Installer Error 1720

(e encounter this error message while trying to install any program. This type of error occurs generally due to corrupt Windows Installer files or the .msi )Microsoft Software Installation* pac+age files are damaged.

Solutions
1. Install the latest version of the Windows Installer. The lin+ is given

below http-66support.microsoft.com6+b6&71188. 1. 2lso with this disable the U2. )User 2ccount .ontrol*. ,or this clic+ Start / type U2. and press 0nter / a dialog box will open / there ma+e the setting to !ever !otify. 3. If those don t help then we have to modify the .msi file. ,or this we have follow some steps.
1. (e have to open the .msi file in the .msi editor. ,or this we have to download and install

the Windows S94 )Software 9evelopment 4it*. The lin+ is given http-66www.microsoft.com6download6en6details.aspxDdisplaylangEenFidE3$38 1. !ow in the editor open the .msi file and find the .ustom 2ction table. 3. There find the GisSol>ublish<HumpGisio.hangeId table and change the type to 3I11. !ow save the action and close that.

Windows Installer Error 160'


(hen we encounter such error we see the message ?0rror $I%3- 2 fatal error occurred during installation.B The reason behind the error is that where we are trying to install the program i.e. in a folder is encrypted. 2lso it might have been that the drive where we are installing the program is accessed as one substitute drive or the S;ST0M account doesn t have the full permission on the folder where the program is being installed.

Solutions
The solutions are lying on the cause itself.

$. ,irst of all we have to ma+e sure that we are not installing the program in an encrypted folder. 1. 2lso we have to +eep in mind that in the drive we are installing the program is not treated as substitute drive. 3. 2nd thirdly we have to ma+e sure that the S;ST0M has the full control permission. Sometimes S;ST0M doesn t have it" so to do so we have to follow some steps. $. Open My .omputer / right clic+ on the drive where we want to install / clic+ on >roperties / clic+ on Security. 1. On the Security chec+ that the !ame6 #roup or user names have the S;ST0M user account. If not then clic+ add and add it from the dialog box appeared. 3. In the >ermission box chec+ ,ull control and then clic+ 2dvanced. 7. !ow in the chec+ box saying 5eplace permission entries on all child ob:ects with entries shown here that apply to child ob:ects6 5eset permissions on all child ob:ects and enable propagation of inheritable permissions" clic+ to select and clic+ O4. J. 2 security message will appear. .lic+ it ;es and try to install the pac+age again.

Windows Installer Error 160(


This error occurs when we try to start (ord or Outloo+. This generally happens because of template in the word startup folder and also when the old Outloo+ is not completely removed from our computer.

Solutions
The solution is different for (ord and Outloo+. For Word) $. .lose any running program and in the Windows 0xplorer tab clic+ on the ,older Options from the Tools and select Show hidden files and folders and clic+ O4. 1. ,ind the K-=9ocuments and Settings=;=2pplication 9ata=Microsoft=(ord=Startup folder. 'ere LK refers to the driveletter where the Windows is installed and L; refers to the user name. 3. There create a new folder named Temp and one by one move the word template files and every time try to open (ord" when word is successfully opened move the particular file to where it belongs and delete the Temp folder. For *utloo$) $. .lic+ Start / clic+ 5un / type 5egedt31 and registry editor will open.

1. There find the H720&1..1.H@$9$$&2$1%%%2&.0$2112 value in the registry +ey '40;<LO.2L<M2.'I!0=Software=.lasses=Installer=.omponents= 3. 2t the file menu clic+ 0xport 5egistry ,ile and with another file name save the +ey. 2t the 0dit menu delete it. 7. 2nother value find named 9JH0&1..1.H@$9$$&2$1%%%2&.0$2112 in the registry +ey '40;<LO.2L<M2.'I!0=Software=.lasses=Installer=.omponents= and do the same operation as above. This was all about Windows Installer 0rror. 'ope you find this information useful