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InstallShield stinks

Q: InstallShield stinks

Trying to install photoshop with installshield.

My C: drive does not have enough room, so i tell it to install to a different drive, even after selecting one that DOES have enough space, it won't continue because it's STILL claiming the C: is the problem. I've changed my temp file directories under enviromental settings. But it still wants to install things on my C:

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Preferred Solution: InstallShield stinks

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Hi All,

I created .msi file with InstallShield X Basic MSI package.
I used custom dialogs and custom actions. For this requires InstallShield Scripting Engine to run this file. And This file I got ISScript101.zip. This is manual way of installing the scripting engine.
This is working fine on systems where ISScript engine has been installed,

But I need to avoid manually installing scripting engine, ISScript engine should be installed as part of MSI installation.
I need to include .msm file with this package. I included installshieldscriptingengine.msm file with version 10.01.

But it's not working, when i am installing this package in, any Windows Operating System.

What should I requires to do? How to proceed?

case where DLG_ERR.--- showing error "Unable to display dialog box. Setup canceled",

Please Help!

A:InstallShield X with SP1- InstallShield Scripting Engine

Hiya and welcome

I've moved this to the Development forum for more response

Does this help:

Deploying an MSI Wrapped with an InstallShield Script-Based Setup.exe

Avoiding Using Setup.exe When Deploying Setups with InstallScript Custom Actions


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Not sure if I'm writing for help in the correct category. Please let me know if I'm in the wrong place. I would also like to add that I am completely pc illiterate.

I recently lost my web cam connection. I've installed & reinstalled everything several times with no avail. I've even done a system recovery (boy was I was sweating when I did that) Thought that was the end of my pc! My friend is on a Mac notebook and is using aim 4.7 whom I am trying to connect with and I'm on a pc, (windows xp) Our connection (when we were able to connet a while back) was always very lousy but at least we were able to connect somewhat. We are both stay at home moms and we both really miss our web cam connection. I've tried to connect via aol, aim, aim 6.0 and aim pro which all did not work. I've called Labtec (web cam people) and they told me to call aol. I've called aol and they told me to call Labtec.

Any suggestions?


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The developer preview has been out for less than 24 hours. Nevertheless, let's start complaining!

I'll go first just to get the ball rolling...

The Metro UI absolutely sucks for any sort of computer other than a tablet/phone. I like my computers like I like my men: under the desk and connected to the power mains.

A:It Stinks!

Now that's funny right there.

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My computer is driving me crazy. I know its old but I cant buy a new one right now. It seams like something is always running in the backround. My AVG says that its not infected but I think it my be. Please help!
Dell dimension 8200
Win XP Service Pack 3
512 Ram
I know I dont have much RAM but the type this uses is expensive and I would have to buy it in pairs and the computer isnt worth the cost.
I downloaded the two scan to my desktop.
Thank you
here is my dds.txt.
i cant run the root reapel because it frezzes my computer
DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by chris at 21:25:34.73 on Sat 11/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.46 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
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A:computer stinks

Hello,We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Then please post back here with the following: log.txt info.txtThanks

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Hard drive froze last week, new drive, Windows 7 won't let me install IE8, only IE9. Really hate IE9 (tried the Beta when it came out). Just moved and all documents are 400 miles away. Would really like to download IE8. Not that computer literate. Thanks in advance.

A:IE 9 Stinks, can't get IE 8 to download.

IE8 is the default browser in Windows 7, just uninstall IE9 and then you have IE8.

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I have an Epson Stylus c80 inkjet printer that has never given me a good color print job. Mostly I always get those vertical bands and lines running through. I know that's probably a common thing, but I've tried every utility to solve it - the head cleaning, nozzle cleaning, etc. Nothing works. This has gone on since the day I brought it home, about 2 yrs ago. I only use Epson cartridges. I've contacted Epson..they just tell me to use Epson cartridges..I tell them I DO!..they just repeat themselves..so no help there.

I researched printers pretty thoroughly and thought I was getting a great printer. Now I don't trust myself! Any recommendations for a printer that does a good, reliable color printing? I've hung in with this disaster as long as I can.

I'm NOT doing any high-quality photo-type printing at all - - I'm just talking about printing quick, small things like jewel case covers, or things I do in Paint, or small pictures from the internet. The color itself is okay, but it's the bands and lines running vertically through them that are always present and I cannot solve. That's what I want to avoid in a new printer.

A:This printer stinks!

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Got the new FF update last night, what a bummer!!!  Many book marks disappeared, the look and feel has changed much to my dislike.  I wonder if I can revert to the last version?  Is anyone else not happy???

A:New Fire Fox Stinks!

 My Firefox v56 updated yesterday to v57. My 'add-ons',the ones that i deem important ie. Ad-blocker & Privacy Badger were still there,so on that count everything was ok.
However,regarding the hoped for increase in broswer speed - it simply hasn't materialised !. It's as slow as v56,which was never that bad that i lost sleep over it.
   All my bookmarks are still in place,& the only thing that seems to have changed is the Homepage appearance. All in all,a waste of time - at the moment. I'll await further updates in the hope that eventually Firefox v57 will live up to the months  of 'hype'
   I had 'Auto update' turned on & it didn't update on the 14th. I turned auto UD 'off' & then had to turn it back on again for v57 to install,which it did within seconds.
  I suppose to give Mozilla the benefit of the doubt - this is a brand new version,'relatively' untried except for the Beta version,so we should expect a few glitches. However,since most of the hype was about 'speed' - i'd have expected that to be there from the first second it went live - it wasn't. Just something else that's been 'improved worse' !!!. (At the moment)

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Hi All,I booted my pc and found that my home page had been changed to some kinda website called protect advanced cleaner. I downloaded some antivirus softwares and it removed some stuff and put my homepage back to msn.com but it's still grayed out and i can't change stuff cause it's telling me that i have to have administration priviledges to do that even though i am the administrator. Can someone look at my hijack log and see you can help me?I have a 13 year old daughter that uses my pc too and i would really hate for her to see some of the stuff pop up that i saw this morning. Oh and by the way, since i ran the anti virus programs and my homepage reappeared, every time i open IE i get the message that IE has encountered a problem and needs to close. I already had foxfire so that's what i'm using for now.Thank you in advance.TammyLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:21:25 AM, on 2/11/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symant... Read more

A:Malware Stinks! Please Help Me

Hi tbrazel and Welcome to the Forums. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.

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Hi, and thank you for your help (ahead of time). Contracted Trojan.Vundo somehow. Have run the Combofix, and Vundo is still showing up and corrupting my files. Here's my log. I'd appreciate next step directions and put Vundo to sleep forever!

ComboFix 07-12-12.3 - KCHijacked 2007-12-13 0:12:57.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.151 [GMT -8:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data.\salesmonitor
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts\Data\Mary Myers\avatar.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts\Data\Mary Myers\corrupt.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts\Data\Mary Myers\register.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts\Data\Mary Myers\zbucks.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\err.log
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\ResErrors.log
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
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A:Vundo Stinks

Please download HijackThis to your desktop.. http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en...HJTInstall.exe

Alternate link

This program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.Just close it.

Should it not open, navigate to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe

If it gives you an intro screen, just close it


Please copy this page to *Notepad* and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It's IMPORTANT to carry out the instructions in the sequence listed below.
1. Close any open browsers.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Open *notepad* and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:



Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe which is on the Desktop.

Refering to the picture above, drag C... Read more

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I have an Inspiron 1000. It originally had XP on it, but stupid me wanted the most updated OS so guess what I went and did?? That's right! I put vista on my lappy and now it just plain stinks! A slug moves faster than my laptop does!! How do I remove vista from my laptop and reinstall xp? I have tried reinstalling with cd and it doesn't give me the option to install(appears vista is alot harder to get rid of-kinda like the flu!) Can anyone give me instructions on how to do this? I have backed everything up so I am ready to dump! I am not a tech chick so go easy on me! Thanks a bunch!!!

A:Solved: Vista Stinks!

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I have been here, done this before, still need some advice.

I am using DirectCD 3.01C, on a PentiumII, 450 Mhz, Gateway PC with 256Mb RAM, and using a HP 9100 CD Burner. My Norton AV is updated weekly, so I know I don't have a virus.

I reformatted about a month ago because of this same problem. [you can look up my past letter on TSG] It was suggested I reformat the C: drive by a PC tech at a computer store after he played with my PC for a couple days, charged me $213, and didn't do a thing for me.

After I reformatted and reinstalled Adaptec DirectCD, I could copy small files and photographs neatly to a CD-RW and I could copy full CDs to CD-Rs with no problems. (I could alway copy full CDs with CloneCd without any problems.) Single file copying worked fine up until about yesterday, then I started getting the same problem ~ Adaptec DirectCD would not recognize an already formatted CD-RW with files on it. If it did recognize it, it would take a very, very long time to try to copy those few little files [10 to 300 kb long] and then it would quit with the standard error [it has become standard to me, I see it so much] "...this CD has an unrecoverable read/write error, you should move all your files off this disk, blah, blah, blah..."

Any suggestions or ideas out there? Am I one of the few [or many] that is beginning to think that this technology or the software is still in it's infancy and is not a really good way to backup or do I need another softw... Read more

A:Adaptec DirectCD STINKS!

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Hey.. I've tried getting rid of cool web search so many times! I have adaware and run that.. and it get rids of it for awhile but then it comes back! i also run cool web search.. but hey.. does the same thing.. comes back!! I've tried to go thru that whole process of findnfix but i dont think the dude knew too much which i thought was fine.. cuz I'd try again.. but if anyone could help me it would be GREAT! Here is a fresh hijack log.. when its ON my computer.. if you want one when its not.. just tell me... by that i mean.. when i delete it for like 2 minutes

A:cool web search stinks! HELP!

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First, forgive my if I have broken any posting rules. I'm not necessarily new at this, but I sure know how to make mistakes. Anyway here is a little information about what I'm working with:

ISP: Hughesnet

Avast Antivirus
AVG Anti-spyware
Webroot Spy Sweeper and of course

Now, my computer is working fine, but I sense a parasite hoarding vital resources and thought maybe if my hijackthis log is analyzed, it could be found and killed.

I cannot express my gratitude as well as I should be able to, so I will say THANK YOU. Here is my hijackthis log:

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = www.direcwaysupport.com;www.systemcontrolcenter.com;;;;<local>
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO.dll
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A:Low Priority...Somthing stinks though...

Will anyone take my case? Please...

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Okay. I want your opinions. I'm only going to use Vista for making screenshots and doing documentation. I wish I could avoid buying it, but I need it for an ongoing documentation project.

What version of Vista stinks the least?

I've ruled out Home Basic as too basic, and Ultimate as too expensive.

I'm trying to decide between Home Premium and Business.




A:Vista: Which version stinks less?

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Last week i brought my 2.5 yrs old T440 to Lenovo Bugis suppt center to replace a cracked LCD back cover (one fine day i noticed a crack along the righthand side hinge and after opening, the cover was hard to close & open!). I had a queue tkt that said waiting tme approx 5 mins, but it took 20 mins for the front desk asst to call me. He rightly said the warranty had expired and they need to charge me $50 (+gst) to assess how much it would cost to fix it. When i asked what they want to assess as the laptop was working fine, he said in that case i should pay $30 - to source for the broken part and only after that they can tell how much would the total repair cost be! To me, it didn't make sense as they are the 'makers', but the guy started explaining the parts are made by 3rd party suppliers and and that's the process they hv to follow for 'older' models! Then another colleague of him came to explain, but he also couldn't tell me the rational for not able to tell me upfront the charge for replacing a 'highly visible' broken part! They are cheats in my opinion!! I have been a ThinkPad user for nearly 20 years and never experienced such poor quality machines and bad service!!! Hell with Lenovo.

A:Lenovo Singapore Support stinks

since your machine is already out of warranty, source it online for 3rd party and get it done. Im having hell with my Lenovo too.

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I can't open a installasion, it closes change or remove programs, it closes most of the stuff!! Even it's own settings!!! So I'm asking if I can delete the DEP. Can I?

A:Data Execution Prevention Stinks

First make sure you are installing known good software (not something questionable).

You can disable DEP for the software you are installing by going to System Properties > Advanced tab > Performance settings button > Data Execution Prevention tab > tick the button for Turn on DEP for all programs and services except for those I select. Then Add the program you are having trouble with.

You can also completely disable DEP for all programs by editing the boot.ini file (C:\boot.ini) by changing /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN to /NOEXECUTE=ALWAYSOFF. You must reboot for the change to take effect.

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DSL (cable)- download speed is great, but the upload speed has gone away. Seems that I can send emails and such but at a much lower speed. I attached a log to look at. Any help is appreciated. Win98se and IE6

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:28:02 AM, on 5/6/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.1998A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
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A:Send speed stinks, recieve is ok though

fix these:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.firstbankonline.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.presario.net/scripts/...&query=%s&i=enu

also i believe this entry is bad:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe

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As online gaming grows in popularity ESET researchers found that cybersecurity measures haven't kept pace as 36 percent gamers reported actively turning off security software if they found it was slowing down their computer.

The study, conducted by Google Consumer Surveys, polled 500 gamers and found that 52 percent of respondents said they don't even use security software on their gaming computers, according to a Sept. 13 blog post.

Gamers stated numerous reasons for their lack cybersecurity hygiene with 20 percent saying they don't need it, 13 percent saying they don't like they pop ups, 12 percent saying it slowed down their computers, and eight percent saying that it interrupts their gaming experience.

Researchers warn whenever security settings are disabled, users run the risk of malware stealing their login credentials and using gaming accounts for malicious activity which could lead to the legitimate user getting banned from the gaming platform for someone else's actions.

The stolen accounts could be used for botting, item farming, and other activities without the account owner's knowledge.

Full Article. Study finds gamer cyber hygiene stinks

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Background: As of yesterday I am on a fresh Windows 7 installation, prior to that any game/program that used installshield took forever to install. It would literally sit there for about 45 minutes to an hour before the progress bar moves anywhere.

Now that I am on a fresh installation of Windows 7 I figured all my problems would be gone, boy was I wrong. I started to install Crysis, then got up to do something, I come back an hour later, 0 progress. Same thing with Star Wars: Republic Commando. Both use installshield.

Note: I am not getting errors, the progress bar just sits there.

Edit: after about 40 minutes, Republic commando decided to start installing, but the issue still stands that installshield would want nothing more that to just waste my time

A:Installshield not doing anything

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried resetting windows installer "The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed" error when you try to install a program in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

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I can't install anything, and I suspect I won't be able to uninstall anything either.

I have searched the Internet for a solution and tried the suggestions, but it won't work.

What's happening is if I try to install a program the Install initialises, but when the progress bar comes up, even before it begins to do anything, i get an error saying "An installation support file could not be installed. Interface not registered."

I have tried:

Deleting the Engine folder.
Reinstalling the Engine from the InstallShield website - this obviously doesn't work because InstallShield doesn't work...
Deleting a registry key: "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00020420-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\InprocServer32".

Another reply here suggested reinstalling IE, but I can't, as when I try to run the install file it says there is a newer version of IE6 already on my machine.

Is there anything else I can do?

What even caused it? I can't even try System Restore because I don't know when it was... I haven't installed anything in ages.

I am using an otherwise well-behaved (and clean) PC running XP sp2. I am the sole user.

The last successful instalation of anything was Windows Update last week, and the last third-party program was FirefoxDeploy and that was about a fortnight or so ago, but I don't know if that used InstallShield.

Please help! And Merry Christmas!!


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I have Windows XP Pro SP2. Why is it that my InstallShield installations roll back just before finishing? Really strange...I can't install lotsa game demos


maybe because they have spyware/adware in them. one of the things m$ wants to do is stop the conflicts.

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I am trying to install a program that use InstallShield. When I launch the program I get the following error

Error Code: -5006 : 0x80070002
Error Information:
>SetupDLL\SetupDLL.cpp (1281)
PAPP:Antares Auto-Tune 4 DirectX
PVENDOR:Antares Audio Technologies, Inc. (www.antarestech.com)

I think I may have removed the necessary dll file with one of my spyware programs. I can not find the file I need and unfortunately the company from which I bought the program has not be very helpful.

Any help on how I can launch this file or find the missing dll would be appreciated.


ERRDOC: Run-Time Error 5006 : 0x80070002

One known cause of this run-time error is a missing setup.inx file in the built media files

To recreate the setup.inx file, compile the setup script or rebuild the existing release\media.
For further information about files needed in installation media, see the InstallShield Professional Help topic "Redistributable files".

Click to expand...

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Hi all,

I had to go back to a restore point because of a driver issue with regards to my DVD Rom on my laptop. Now, however, when I startup my lappy2000 I have a new-and-improved problem. I had Napster (I know, stupid) and it came with Roxio Media 9 (evil). I Unistalled Napster a while ago and appearantly I did not get rid of Roxio completely. This was never an issue until I ran the system Restore...

So the problem:
When ever I startup my computer InstallShield starts to install Roxio9 Media Center. Well it is mostly gone so it is missing files and the install creates an Error. I don't want Roxio Installed but I can't figure out how to stop it. I have to Control/Alt/Delete to end the process otherwise it continues to loop. Even if I hit cancel it will just start installing again a few seconds later. I ran a file and registry cleaner and cleaned out anything and everything I could find pertaining to Roxio's software and yet once I reboot my PC it trys to install again. So I think there is some .exe files in InstallShiled Wizard (evil) that keeps running. How do I locate these and how can I stop this? I did notice a file C:/program Files/InstallShield Instillation Information but this files in here have no names and look like registry information so I didn't want to just start deleting stuff.

Is there any way to get this installation out of InstallShields 'queue' for lack of a better term? In addition this is preventing me from being able to install ot... Read more


fyi basically had to hunt and destroy every file relating to Roxio I could find and disable install shield in msconfig. Not sure if that is a bad thing but I can regularly check for updates myself I don't need installshield to do it for me. Programs seem to install fine sooo hopefully no problems.


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Hi guys,
I just bought an Abit NF7-S mobo, 2x256MB XMS3200 and an anthlon xo 2500+ and installed it all last night. Now I'm trouble installing the Nforce 2 chipset drivers. The installation package uses InstallShield, and whenever i try to install it, it extracts the file then says in an error message "The InstallShield Egine (iKernel.exe) Could not be lauched.
Error loading type library/DLL"
I need to know where I can download and reinstall InstallShield Wizard For Win 98. I've tried their site, but it's the fancy buisness installers that cost $, where can i get a plain one?

A:Please Help With Installshield

Reply here:


Please don't post duplicates.

Closing duplicate.

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Installshield won't work, it freezes at some points and won't open at others, I'm running xp pro w/ no sp, I'm spyware free from 4 programs other than that my computer is a beauty.


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Hi, I would like to change an installshield setup.exe to omit copying a certain file to my hard drive from its .cab files. How do i go about changing the installation script?

these are the files


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Hello everyone.
I am being told that xp service pack 2 has given people problems when they have tried to install softwar on there computers. I have two laptops one uses service pack1 other uses service pack2. Nowthe service pack 1 computers installs the software for a PC card I have with no problem. Now the other computer when i run it from either the CD or from the computer the installshield box pops up then goes away. Nothing else follows after that as it would normally do. Does anyone have any idea on how I can get this to work. I have a meeting to go to in DC and it's important that I get this laptop to work with this PC card so i can trade stocks while I am on the road in the morning.

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This is in relation to the project that I have previously been posting about, it is almost done, and I have been looking through the InstallShield For C++. I have created a test installer for the program, but I can't get it to put anything into the start menu, or simply a shortcut onto the desktop... is anyone able to give me instructions on how to do this?

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I have installshield on my pc. My inspector programme tells me that it will no longer be updated and, therefore, it should be uninstalled (as a security measure).

I have a number of options.

Use a programme that removes the registry entries, but leaves the programmes on disk. There are references in the registry;
Switch-off automatic updates in the update manager (installshield);
white-list installshield in the inspector program.

The programme cannot be uninstalled in Programs and Features (not listed).
Evidently, I should not manually delete the programs.

I don't know what to do.

Advice please.


Perfect uninstaller and revounistaller will both force an uninstall (by removing the registry entries) as well as remove the files however they must be used with care. I don't know what software you are using but before you start following it's advise and uninstall everything that it lists as some kind of security threat you might want to research what you are removing to find out if it should be left alone. Take installshield-a simple google search shows what it is used for. It is used by developers to aid in the installation and removal of their programs which probably explains why it doesn't show up in programs and features. Therefore if you force an uninstall of installshield you could mess up other programs and find that you can't remove or maybe even use them. My advice to you is to leave installshield alone. Also take care when using any registry cleanup software because if it damages the registry you could start having windows or program errors or possibly not be able to boot into windows depending upon the level of damage.

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Hi, I would like to change an installshield setup.exe to omit copying a certain file to my hard drive from its .cab files. How do i go about changing the installation script?

these are the files


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I know this is a v.old thread - but Im having trouble Installing a 'SOLDOUT' version of Sid Meierr's PIRATES! on 32-bit OS.
It just stops working whilst displaying 'Setup is prepering the installShield Wizard'. The program does not freeze as in (not responding) but it just isn't doing anything. Then I thought 'actually I have had this problem a few times' so its time to hit the forums.

Any help would be great!

Cheers guys!!!

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I'm trying to install football manager 2007.

I am running Windows 7 and my machine spec is fine but when I try to install it says: 'The installer was unable to run in graphical mode. Try running the installer in the -console or -silent flag.' I already have the latest java update.

I wondered if anybody would be able to help me with this?

A:InstallShield Wizard

Hi,Right click on the install file and choose Properties click the Compatibility tab then- check the box Run this program in compatibility mode and select Windows 2000 on the box- check also the box for Run this program as an administratorTry to install.

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I usually have no problems installing programs. ( Like the sims and other pc games.) Recently though, I have been trying to install programs, some have been demos of PC games, others have been actually programs like Ulead studio. At first everything would be ok, things go right, I would choose where to install the program at, and if I want desktop icons etc, but then when it went to the actual installation, it would stay at zero percent. It would just stay and by the way it sounded, the computer seemed like it had nothing running. So I ran Norton and it said that the mscoree.dll file needed to run the install shield was either not working or not even there. I searched my hardrive and found out it was not there, so somehow it had been erased. Well I went to this site, downloaded the file, and installed it back in the directory (windows/system) and ran norton and no problems came up. I was happy about that, but it was cut short as I tried to install a program and the same problem occured. Just sat there at 0 percent. I ran Norton again and no problem came up, but obviously there is one.

What else should I do? On one hand, someone said its a windows problem, and I would have to reinstall windows, (which I don't want to do) On the other hand, since I have WIndows XP, someone told me since there is a lot of system backup/restore programs with windows xp, then problems like this can be solved.

Hopefully I get this fixed before someone answers, but if not, can someone help me... Read more

A:InstallShield Problems.

You can either run system file checker or do a repair to xp:

command prompt, type sfc /scannow (note space) and it'll take any corrupt system files from os disc.

repair os (with no data loss - but you'll need to visit M$ for updates) http://www.uea.ac.uk/itcs/software/xp/xprepair.html

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Hi Everybody, pretty much a noobie here, so I hope this is in the right place to post this.I have InstallShield pre-installed on my HP, and there is no uninstall for it, and it doesnt show up in add/remove programs, the programs it used to update, Sonic/WinDvd/HoyleI am doing myself, so I dont want it on my machine (and it is a MacroVision program)It runs on startup: issch.exe, ISUSPM.exe, agent.exe(this agent.exe is really from InstallShield){I need to add that to bleepings startup listing)http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.a...ticleid=Q106234This is what HP told me to do to get rid of it, after much back and forth with them.my Question is: does this method look ok to everybody, and where can a relative beginner getin trouble using this method of removal?ThankYougc

A:Uninstalling Installshield

Hi Varoom.I have InstallShield pre-installed on my HP, and there is no uninstall for it, and it doesnt show up in add/remove programsEvery windows system has it and there is not supposed to be an Add\Remove option, it's an integral part of windows. If you remove it you will no longer be able to Add or Remove anything. You might as well make a door stop out of your system. The MSI installer cleanup utility is meant to be used in case the current installer is screwed up. After you run the utility you must reinstall the MS installer engine.Unless I'm missing something in your post, just disable the startup items, reboot and remove the software you no longer want. Could you elaborate a little more on why you want to do what you're doing?

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I am getting that very annoying error from installshield whenever I uninstall any piece of software/game.

Error code -6001
It says

Setup has experienced an error.

Please do the follow:
- Close Any Running Programs
- Empty your temp folder
- Check your internet connection

Then try ro run the setup again.
I did what it says there, still showed error. I looked around the web. I renamed the folder. Deleted the folder. Replaced the folder.

When I replaced with working files. It still say this error as if the files were currupted.
When I deleted it or renamed it. Anything I tried to do it would just say "Could not find file in blah directory" blah being the 'runtime' folder.

Any Ideas what I could do? - I am on windows XP professional SP2, Genuine Edition.
If anyone is on XP Pro, the files i replaced where from Home edition and IDK if there is anything different.

If anyone can pm me a file with your runtime files and maybe that will help. Not sure.

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I can no longer install any program with installshield. The process goes about 3/4th the way through and hangs up, no error message, it just stops. I have been able to install a program in safe mode but the program then does not work correctly.

I also tried to uninstall a program and that process hangs up also. Please someone help so I don't have to reformat!!!

A:Installshield problem

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I bought this canon optura50 camcorder, and I try to install
the canon USB video driver from the digital video solution disk
provided. On the last step of installing the driver, after I clicked
'finish', there will be a pop up saying this :
"1628 : Fail to complete installation"
I asked for canon support, they said it's the InstallShield program problem on my pc (XP), and asked me to redownload the sscript8.msi to a specific development directory in my installshield directory, but I don't have the development directory at all. Now I have no idea what to do, can someone help me? Thanks.

A:InstallShield Problem

This might help:

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Hello everyone,

Please,I need help from someone.

I have just reinstalled Windows 2000 after replacing my Hard Drive. After trying to install a few applications from CD's I get the following.

"Installshield engine(ikernal.exe) could not be installed. System cannot find file specifed.

This is preventing me to continue loading my applications.

A:Installshield problems

Well if they are all doing it it must be a problem with your installation of W2K.

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Hello Everyone,

I have a Win XP SP2 laptop and any software that uses installshield will not install. I get different errors depending on the particular program I'm trying to install. One example is "1607: Unable to install installshield scripting runtime". Everything else on the computer seems to be running fine. I've searched the web extensively for answers to this problem and I'm down to either reinstalling the Installshield program or reinstalling Win XP.

Does anyone have info on how to solve this problem? Or does anyone know where to find the installshield program so I can reinstall it? Reinstalling Windows obviously has it's drawbacks.

Thanks for your help!

A:Installshield Problem

This may help, http://windowsxp.mvps.org/MSICLEAN.htm

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I can no longer install any program with installshield on a XP box. The process goes about 3/4th the way through and hangs up, no error message, it just stops. I have been able to install a program in safe mode but the program then does not work correctly.

I also tried to uninstall a program and that process hangs up also. I have replaced my windows system files with the sfc /scannow command per imput from CS.Scorpion, but that did not solve the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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I can't install anything that has an installshield installer on XP - I get the message "Remote procedure call failed".

I've tried reinstalling Windows which didn't work, and I do not have system restore active.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I think it is Installshield related as other installers are fine.

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I am having problems all of a sudden with installshield. I get errors referring to "the perameter is incorrect."

It is referring specifically to the program files/commonfiles/installshield/....

the files it has been choking on is ikernal.exe, iuser.dll, and iscript.dll (so far)..

Ive tried clearing the engine and script directories with no luck. I've also tried a windows update and no luck. Regular installs appears to work fine but only installshield install run amuck.

any suggestions? Or will a new install of installshield help and where might I find a download for the enduser's version of installshield?

Any and all help would be appreciated...wasted a day on this hangup...


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I bought a game today and wanted to install it. I put the cd in, and it says "The InstallShield Engine (ikernel.exe) could not be launched. No such interface supported." I've tried everything possible that google has to offer. I tried deleting the Engine file, but it won't delete. It would come right back. I tried looking for corrupt files in C:, nothing. I went to the Installshield consumers website. Nothing on there helped. I've tried all but downloading the latest version of ikernel, but the problem is I have to use the kernel program to install the latest kernel which isn't working. I hope that made sense. I saw I could use Windows Installer, but yeah I have no clue how to use that. I downloaded it, and I'm lost after that. It would be awesome if someone could give me walk through on using it or just tell me how to solve my original problem.

Oh if this helps:
I use Windows XP. I have an HP Pavilion dv6000. If you need anymore info, just ask.

A:InstallShield problemos!

Ugh nothing?

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Hi everyone, been having issues with this for a while, and I dont know what I can do to fix it, I hops someone on here can help fix my problems.

Okay, to start, I have Windows 7 Home Premium, had since December 2009. The problem is, whenever I try to install a program that uses InstallShield, it doesnt work. However, it is only the version InstallShield games from about 2003-4 to 2006-7 used, newer and older versions work properly. Its only this certain version that it doesnt work on. Games which use it include stuff like Chris Sawyer's Locomotion, and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.

What happens is it loads fuly then it comes up with an error message saying, "Unhandled Exception.... Error Number: 0x80040706.... Description: Object reference not set.... Setup will now terminate."

I have tried running it in compatability mode, and all sorts of other stuff to fix it but to no avail. I'm really getting tired of effectively having wasted my money on the games that dont even install. If you need more information on this then just reply asking what you need to know.

PS. The appropriate people can move this if it's in the wrong section.
PSS. I have uploaded a screenshot of the icon of the version that doesnt work. The newer versions and older versions all work properly

Thanks to anyone who can help!!

A:InstallShield issues

Have you checked for a Patch to those games so they will run on Windows7? Have you tried Run As Administrator?

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Hi All,
This is my first post and only after exhausting all other avenues I could find.
I am running WinXP Pro Sp1 and RU 1 and trying to install QuarkXPress when I keep getting this error message 1607 Unable to install Installshield Scripting Runtime.
I went to the Installshield site and followed their advice - didn't work.
I now get another error message 1644 You do not have sufficient privilidges to complete this installation. Log on as administrator and then retry this installation. I am the administrator!
I created a new administrator account and tried that - didn't work either.
Previously when this happened all I had to do was to re-register msiexec.exe and everything was fine - now that doesn't work either.
Any helpful ideas?

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