URGENT - Setup Failure

My setup package fails to run properly. All files copy and then it begins "updating your system". Then the error occurs. The ST6UNST log shows the following errors:

*** ERROR: The file 'C:\DOCUME~1\dback\LOCALS~1\Temp\msftqws.pdw\$(DLLSelfRegisterEx)' could not be registered because it was not found.
*** ERROR: (User Responded with 'OK')

*** ERROR: Strap Setup was not completed successfully.
*** ERROR: (User Responded with 'OK')

I am not sure what the file msftqws.pdw is except that I found a reference that its a "package & deployment wizard" file, which makes sense. Is this file supposed to be created by setup?

I am running Visual Studio (VB6) on Windows XP.

Thanks for your help!
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Did you build the setup on a clean box?  It's been my experience that the Package & Deployment Wizard (P&DW) is as buggy as anything Microsoft as ever produced, but that doing the following dramatically cuts down on the setup failures:
1) Have a 'Build Box' that is running the same version of Windows as what you'll be installing to, down to the service pack level.  This box has VB on it, any OCXs used in the project, any essential networking stuff and NOTHING ELSE.
2) The Build Box runs the same MDAC version as the developers are using.  And you're all using the same version, right?
2) The P&DW will put a MDAC_TYP.exe file in the \support directory of the setup package.  Replace it with a copy of MDAC_TYPE.exe that you KNOW is the same version as mentioned in #2
3) Sacrifice a chicken, cross your fingers, pray, etc.

Hey Thanbor,

I assume that you use a dateTimePicker in your project. If so the follwing should be the solution.

Locate the file: MSCAL.DEP
usuall in c:\winnt\system32 or wherever your System32 directory is.

Open it with notepad.
change the line




Save it and run the deployment wizard again.

Hope it works.

Best regards


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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
have you installed SP5 for VB6?
ThanborAuthor Commented:
Thx Carsten77, that worked great!
ThanborAuthor Commented:
Thanks a bunch!
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