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Posted on 2004-04-24
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I´m having troubles with this error while installing msn 6.1 and acrobat reader on an Xp. I know that is a windows installer problem... I really need to know how can i do to reapair it... I made all the windows update , sp1, and the error still there. Please help
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Hai,

If you are receiving "Error 1603" when attempting to install MSN Messenger, do NOT delete any files or remove MSN Messenger from your machine.

Instead, please follow the steps below, based on the scenario that applies to your situation.

>>>If you are attempting to upgrade to MSN Messenger from the upgrade message you received on your MSN Messenger client and received "Error 1603":

- Close all applications and reboot your system.
- Launch MSN Messenger.
- Click the "There is a new Messenger available, would you like to upgrade now?" message and follow the steps.

>>>If you are attempting to upgrade or download to MSN Messenger v5.0 from the MSN Messenger website and you received an "Error 1603":

- Close all applications and reboot your system.
- Navigate to the MSN Messenger site and re-attempt to download MSN Messenger v6.0 and follow the steps.

Also, update your Windows Installer files. Go to the links below.

- Windows Installer Redistributable for Windows Me
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=32831&area=search&ordinal=1

For additional online help, please go to:
http://messenger.msn.com/Help/




1603 Fix

1. Find C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS
2. Rename the folder "InstallTemp" to "InstallTemp2".
3. Then Rename the file "x86_Microsoft.Windows.Networking.Dxmrtp_6595b64144ccf1df_5.2.0.4868_x-ww_212f7d9e" to "x86_Microsoft.Windows.Networking.Dxmrtp_6595b64144ccf1df_5.2.0.4868_x-ww_212f7d9e2".
4.Or simply take the folder and the file and add a 2, that way it will replace with a new one.
5. Install away!

ANOTHER FIX


1. Click on Start -> Find -> Files or Folders
2. Search for sfc.dll. It should be under c:\windows\system32\.
3. Rename sfc.dll to sfc.dll.x [x could be any character(s)]
4. You should be able to do the installs now.
5. After you have installed the software, change sfc.dll.x back to
sfc.dll.
6. Done!

ANOTHER FIX

 Click START, and then click RUN.
2. In the OPEN box, Type msiexec /unreg, and then click OK
3. When this process is complete, click START, and then click RUN.
4. In the OPEN box, type msiexec /regserver, and then click OK.
5. Now install MSN 6.

ALSO

1. Open a command prompt. (Start ->Run-> type "CMD.EXE" or "command")
2. Type msiexec /unregister and press Enter.
3. Type msiexec /regserver and press Enter.

ALSO

open your registry by clicking on start -> run ->regedit

and remove the following entries.

HKey_users\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Personal

HKey_users\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Personal

ALso check the links

http://www.bigblueball.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4077
http://www.bigblueball.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4860
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBP/tip7700/rh7732.htm

Hope this helps

Regards
Venish
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Hai,

Well I gave the correct answer and Iam the only expert answered so the points can be given to me.

Regards
Venish
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Turned out to be a registry blocking part of Ad-Aware Professional's Ad-Watch For Me.. I even went and disabled the a/v thinking of this but not the spyware prevention..
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