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Okay, so basically my windows installer is completely screwed up and I can't figure out how to get it working again. I have gotten messages such as "This is not a valid Windows Installer package" or "Their is a problem with your Windows Installer package. A program required for the install to the complete could not be run. Contact your personnel support or package vendor." So yea, could anyone give me some help here. Thanks much. =]
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See if this is of help: http://itninja.com/question/what-is-pxe?7
Answered 03/10/2007 by: bkelly
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I don't get what I have to do for #2. I went into run and typed in "cmd" and then typed in the file names but all it would do is try and open the file.
Answered 03/10/2007 by: Loco Metal Head
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Start cmd
Enter: cd %windir%\System32
Enter: Msi.dll Msi.dll.bak
Do the same for Msiexec.exe and Msihnd.dll

Reboot the machine and then reinstall the windows installer service
Answered 03/11/2007 by: AngelD
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Now do I do them all separately, like...

Enter: cd %windir%\System32
Enter: Msi.dll
Enter: Msi.dll.bak

Enter: cd %windir%\System32
Enter: Msiexec.exe
Enter: Msihnd.dll

OR

Enter: cd %windir%\System32
Enter: Msi.dll Msi.dll.bak

Enter: cd %windir%\System32
Enter: Msiexec.exe and Msihnd.dll
Answered 03/11/2007 by: Loco Metal Head
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The instruction is to rename the files, not run them. If you are working from the command line you can use the rename command

enter: rename msi.dll msi.dll.bak
enter: rename msiexec.exe msiexec.exe.bak
enter: rename msind.dll msind.dll.bak
Answered 03/11/2007 by: bkelly
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Well the last command didn't seems to work.. the, rename msind.dll msind.bak. I think that that the file is missing. I'm going to post a screen shot in a second.

EDIT:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c44/fenderboy1/cmonnn.jpg
Answered 03/11/2007 by: Loco Metal Head
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Sorry Loco, missed to add the rename/ren command.
The last command should be
enter: rename Msihnd.dll Msihnd.dll.bak

Please have a look at Basic troubleshooting steps for Windows Installer for further guidance.
Answered 03/11/2007 by: AngelD
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Well, I did the commands and see all seemed to go through correctly but I'm still get my Windows Installer error. I'm wondering which version of the installer I should download. I'm guessing the newest?
Answered 03/12/2007 by: Loco Metal Head
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What operating system are you using?
Im guessing "Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable (v2)" will do
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C&displaylang=en
Answered 03/12/2007 by: AngelD
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Well Windows Updater asked me to update to Windows Installer 3.1 a little bit ago so I figured I mine as well install and I have and I'm still getting the error. But I have Windows XP, Service Pack 2.
Answered 03/12/2007 by: Loco Metal Head
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