How to get rid of "windows installer" trying to install MSRedist
Posted on 2003-12-03
This is a description of what I recently did to my computer.
I had windows 2000 SP4 installed on a hard disk. This disk was failing so i bought a new one, used Norton Ghost to clone the old hard disk onto the new hard disk. After finally being able to boot from the new hard disk, windows was unable to log on because it kept saying that a page file did not exist and told me to change the settings by right clicking my computer. That was just plain stupid because after displaying the error, windows just returns me back to the login screen. I tried this in safe mode with the same result. So i decided to use my win 2000 SP2 cd to "fix" my windows.
The problem is:
After it "fixed" it, every time Windows loads or I open explorer the stupid "windows installer" dialog pops up asking for the "MSRedist" disk. I've checked my win 2k CD and such a file does not exist. Does anyone know what this is or how to fix it?