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Attempting to install IE6 sp1 on Win2k Pro, error: unfinished installation is still pending, please restart

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Hello,

I am trying to update from IE 5.5 to IE6 within windows 2k professional.  Each time I attempt to run the installer I am told that I currently have another installation running and that this will be fixed by rebooting.  That is a lie! :(  I have rebooted and tried a couple times and get the same result.  Any clues why this is happening and how I can get this installed would be awesome.

Thanks in advance.
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    by:sunray_2003
    Try this.
    use IE eradicator to remove IE first
    http://www.litepc.com/ieradicator.html

    Then download and install a fresh copy of IE 6
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    Hello boboskips =)

    Or just try deleting the files from C:\Windows\TEMP and ur C:\Documents and Settings\ur username\Local Settings\Temp folders, restart and then check ?? :)
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    by:sunray_2003
    boboskips,

    or follow this method

    Go to My Computer - Tools - Folder Options - View:
    - Select "Show hidden files and folders", click Apply - OK

    Create a folder named "Old uninstall".

    Go to folder C:/Program Files/Internet Explorer/Uninstall Information.

    Now Edit - Select All - Cut all files.

    Open "Old uninstall" folder and paste the files.

    You will now be able to install all the troublesome components.

    If everything works as expected, you can delete the "Old Uninstall" folder
    and the files you moved.


    Source : http:Q_20998066.html
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    nopes sunray,,, i was thinking of this also but im afraid its only for WinME, i cannot find an "Uninstall Information" folder in the Win2000\XP systems =\
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    by:sunray_2003
    Well thanks for the info.. I donot have a win 2000 to test here...

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    by:boboskips
    well I hae found the uninstall information folder and I am going to attempt doing this.... ill be back and let you know how it goes.
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    really :-o
    that's cool indeeeed, which version of win2000 u are running, i have checked on a Sp4 :-?
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    by:boboskips
    Well I tired the uninstall information folder data remove and that did not work.  I also attempted to use IE eradicator and ran into the same problem, and now it says some windows system DDL files need to be loaded into the Cache for windows to run properly :(.


    Boggle
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    by:robrandon
    See if you have a process running called MSIEXEC.  If you do, kill it.  Then try to run your installation.
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    >> and now it says some windows system DDL files need to be loaded into the Cache for windows to run properly

    boboskips do u mean that u cannot start ur windows now.... or while installing IE u are getting this error ??
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    by:boboskips
    Now, when i boot into windows, after explorer is fully loaded, I get a window telling me to insert my win 2k sp3 cd so that the system can update some DLL files into the Cache.
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    and when u insert the CD... then ??
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    by:boboskips
    I only seem to have the sp1 cd :(, I must have upgraded to SP3, I dont' actually have the SP3 cd.... so im not sure where to go from here
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    u can try a repair install from ur Sp1 CD, it will not harm ur data or program files, and will replace only the system files and registries :)

    How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292175&Product=win2000
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    by:robrandon
    When it prompts you to install the CD, is Browse one of your options?

    If so, download SP3 and extract it to a folder.  Point it to the folder.

    Or, you can try to point it to your Windows Install folder or System32 folder and see if it picks up the file(s) from there.
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