Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

uninstaller in use

Posted on 2004-08-26
1
Medium Priority
?
351 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-20
i can't install some softwares, though i'm able to install some others.

i'm gettin

'setup has detected that uninstallshield is in use, please close uninstallshiled and restart setup.'

i can't figure out why am i gettin this error messare?
0
Comment
Question by:coolx
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 

Accepted Solution

by:
deb007 earned 300 total points
ID: 11910030
Hi,
This could be happening if IsUninst.exe is corrupted on a particular machine. IsUninst.exe is the InstallShield uninstallation file, and when it's corrupted it might appear to be in use even though it's not showing up as a process that is running in Task Manager.

Delete all instances of IsUninst.exe from the %systemroot% directory and run setup again.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Can you find a fax from a vendor you saved a decade ago in seconds? Have you ever cursed your PC under your breath during an audit because you couldn’t find the requested statement or driver history?  If you answered no to the first question or yes …
Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…
Suggested Courses

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question