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Msi.dll Not Found

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#1 conorm


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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:39 AM


I installed 2 new applications a couple of weeks ago. Soon after noticed the the screen went black periodically and the only apparent solution was to switch the computer off. After some digging around on boards, I switched the appearance settings however, this is not resolve the issue.

I recently noticed a number of errors relating to msjava.dll and jvm.dll so I tried to reinstall java. However I get the following error message "This application has failed to start because msi.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem".

I went to microsoft.com but could not install microsoft installer and continually got the following error "Unable to load sitsetup.dll. Setup cannot continue"

I have also noticed that when I try to launch Add or Remove Programs or Set Program Access & Defaults that there is not reaction, ( the hourglass returns to a pointer). However I appear to have administrative rights.

I don't know whether I have problem or a series of problems. Many thanks in advance..

Edited by conorm, 27 April 2008 - 09:45 AM.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:47 AM

Try this first
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#3 conorm

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 01:05 PM

thank you.

I tried setting the permissions as per ms instructions. Looks though permissions are not the issue so I will need to go the XP reinstall root.

However - my computer has started to goreally slow - I have reverted to a previous version of the the register. In spite of this, instructions on the desktop are incredibly slow however instructions within an application are ok.

Does any have any ideas on a short term remedy until I can reinstall?

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:16 PM

You could try running the System File Checker (SFC).

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