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How to fix VMware server installation error - 'A required resource appears to be corrupted'

I tried to install VMware Server in Windows 2003 server which is fully updated. It encounters an error during the stage "Preparing for 'VMware Server' installation". The first error says: 'A required resource appears to be corrupted'. When I click OK, it shows second message: 'Setup cannot continue. The Microsoft Runtime DLL Installer failed to complete installation.'
I tried it a few times with same result.
Q#1. Is it hardware issue or software issue?
Q#2. If software issue, how to fix it?

Thanks a lot.
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richtree
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kumarnirmalCommented:
On which platform are you trying to install the VMware Server (32-Bit or 64-Bit Windows) and what is the
VMware Server version (v1.0 or v2.0) which you are trying to install ?
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richtreeAuthor Commented:
32-bit version 2.0.
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kumarnirmalCommented:
Please check with the md5 hashes available in VMware Website to verify the integrity of the Setup File which you have downloaded.

How to document - http://www.killertechtips.com/2008/05/25/how-to-view-check-md5-checksums-in-windows/
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richtreeAuthor Commented:
I can install it on another machine so it should mean the download is ok.
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kumarnirmalCommented:
I suggest that you install the hotfix available in the KB

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925336

Further Reading - http://communities.vmware.com/thread/155046
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richtreeAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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