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#1 dave76

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 07:26 PM

When trying to start new programs just downloaded, an error message pops up and reads the application failed to start because msi.dll was not found. Reinstalling this program may fix the problem. Last week I had a viris and reinstalled windows, but this thing just doen't seem to be operating properly. One other problem I'm have is, when tring to scroll up or down, either with the mouse wheel or the arrows, it moves real slow, and I've adjusted some settings but to no avail.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:48 PM

You can get msi.dll here:
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Posted 28 August 2005 - 10:29 PM

I downloaded it, now how do I install it.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 10:44 PM

OK I got it installed, now I'm getting a message that says ordinal 280 not found in msi.dll library. I'm ready to smash this computer.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 07:04 AM

The ordinal 280 could not be found in the Dll msi.exe

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I got this mesage when trying to instal programs on a comp that was messed up with virus's. All clean but the windows installer wont instal and i get the message above.

Downloaded msi.dll already and copied into Window/system - no help there

This machine in a dell machine (still in warranty, but as usual desperately needs comp for work and cannot wait the 10-14 days for dell just to re-install a windows)

running win xp home

Installed a newer version of windows installer 3.0 - no help

No recovery disk with PC (and there is no validation label covering the side of the case to viod the warrantly if i open it either????)

Short of installing windows all over again, anything else i can do or anyone had another experience like this??



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#2 08-16-2005, 02:20 PM
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if there are/were viruses, there is no way to tell which files got corrupted. if this is a business system, where is their backup image (ghost, true image, etc)? if the system is that important, they need to have a contingency plan. Not "call Hola Hoop if something goes wrong, then blame him".

dells come with windows cds and drivers, not recovery cds. you'd have to do a clean build. I think you'll save more time by doing a clean install. even if you fix this msi error, there is no telling what other roadblocks you'll run into.

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