• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 271
  • Last Modified:

Why does server 2003 keep rebooting when attempting to install quickbooks

server 2003 keeps rebooting when attempting to install quickbooks.
0
t0mmyb0y
Asked:
t0mmyb0y
  • 3
  • 2
1 Solution
 
Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
There may be a hung application installation that created a "RunOnce" entry in the registry.  We used to have this problem all the time with Server 2003.  

Open Regedit
Expand HKLM \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ RunOnce and click on RunOnce.  

If there is anything there (other than default), delete it.  Restart the server and try again.
0
 
t0mmyb0yAuthor Commented:
Yes. There was something there. It would not allow me to delete it. It is called Default; type is REG-SX; with value not set
0
 
t0mmyb0yAuthor Commented:
And thank you for your replies....
0
 
Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
(Default) is normal and needs to be there.  

Try this...
http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2008/12/another-installation-already-in-progress-but-its-not/

The document is for Windows Vista, but the procedure is the same for Server 2003.
0
 
t0mmyb0yAuthor Commented:
I gave up an "A" because what you suggested lead to the solution: turn Windows Installer back on and all other relevant services.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

  • 3
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now