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get windows installer on windows 2000 on laptop to stop trying to install a program

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I am working with a dell laptop that has windows 2000 on it. At start logon windows installer is asking for an msi file from a missing cd. How can I get the windows installer to stop trying to finish this install?
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Goto the task manager, and Stop the MSInstaller.
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Oops,  sorry bout that, What application is tryin to install?

REGISTRY EDITOR CAN DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER< MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DELETING.
Open Registry editor (start>RUN   and type regedit

You will have to navigate to:
HKEY_local_Machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion
You wil see Keys for RUN,  Runonce, RunOnceEx

Navigate to these and see of you can find something that resembles the application that is trying to start...
and highlight it and delete it....  

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>>   is asking for an msi file from a missing cd.   <<  normally, let the application install completely -  if it is not needed, uninstall it later
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Did not think I would be able to uninstall it since it was still trying to finish the install but I was and that stopped the prompt - the registry info will be handy to have... thanks to both.
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