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error message 1706 Problem with Windows Installer

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#1 Hells Fairy

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 10:34 AM

I'm running Windows 2000 Professional

I wonder if anyone can help me before I deposit my computer in the loch :thumbsup:

After downloading updates for Spyware Doctor I ran a complete scan of my PC. I asked it to fix all of the problems it had found. It 'told' me that I wold need to restart my computer. This I duly did, but as the computer was shutting down a Windows Installer box appeared briefly. On restarting, the box appeared again. Apparently it was trying to install HP Brio Management Agent WMI. However I then got the message: -

'The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable'

'Click OK to try again or enter an alternative folder containing the installation package 'HP Brio Management Agent WMI.msi' in the box below'

In the, Use source, box below was C:/Documents and Settings\Default User\_is44F\

After clicking OK to try again I got the message: -

'Error 1706 No valid source could be found for product HP Brio Management Agent WMI. The Windows Installer cannot continue'

Everytime I start up, or connect to the internet, or open another page I get the Installer thing all over again! It will eventually 'cancel' but is very persistent - I would really appreciate some feedback :flowers:

Thanking you in anticipation.

Hell's Fairy

Edited by Hells Fairy, 03 June 2005 - 11:52 AM.

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#2 Hells Fairy

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 01:42 PM

It's OK everyone - computer is not laying at the bottom of the loch, but working sweetly :thumbsup:

I downloaded a Windows Installer Cleanup Utility from


and this seems to have done the trick - just thought I'd post this in case anyone else might have/be having a similar problem.

Thanks for letting me get it out of my system anyway!!

Love, Hells fairy

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 03:24 PM

Seems you beat everyone to the solution to your problem, so pat yourself on the back. We really appreciate your thoughtfullness in posting the resolution in case other members have a simular problem.
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