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Windows 7: Can't uninstall/reinstall Oblivion

13 Dec 2010   #1
Bubbayoshi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 
Can't uninstall/reinstall Oblivion

I'm trying to reinstall Oblivion, but I was an idiot and just deleted the directory, instead of using InstallShield. Now when I try to click on the "Uninstall" button on the launch screen for Oblivion, it gives me the following error message:
Setup has experienced and error.
Please do the following:
-Close any running programs
-Empty your temporary Folder
-Check your Internet connection (Internet-based Setups)
Then try to run the Setup again
-----------------------------------------------
Error code: -6003

I did what it said, tried again, same result. I've had Oblivion on my computer before, so I know I can run it.


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13 Dec 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try just re-installing the game with out completing the un-uinstall.
It may offer a repair option.

If you wish to, you can un-install after the repair has completed.
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13 Dec 2010   #3
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Try just re-installing the game with out completing the un-uinstall.
It may offer a repair option.

If you wish to, you can un-install after the repair has completed.

+1 - agree.
Keep us posted and regards
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13 Dec 2010   #4
Bubbayoshi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

No re-install or repair options
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13 Dec 2010   #5
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bubbayoshi View Post
No re-install or repair options

Have you tried installing over i.e. as if it is a new install?
Otherwise we are going to have to go the long route>registry editing etc
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13 Dec 2010   #6
Bubbayoshi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

so far i've been doing using the control panel programs/features and the autorun screen. is there another way to install the game?
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13 Dec 2010   #7
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bubbayoshi View Post
so far i've been doing using the control panel programs/features and the autorun screen. is there another way to install the game?

Are you game for a custom install? You could try installing to a different directory (one which you specify).
Are you able to interact with install menu from the autorun screen or is install grayed out?

Regards
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13 Dec 2010   #8
Bubbayoshi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

no install option


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13 Dec 2010   #9
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Ok, found this on the web:

Quote:

Cure: Use Windows registry editor as follows:-

1. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bethesda Softworks
2. Delete the Oblivion subkey (looks like a folder)

Setup checks for the existence of the Oblivion subkey (or one of the subkeys or values under it) to determine whether Oblivion is already installed. The uninstall should have removed it. If not, deleting it should fool Setup into allowing you to install Oblivion again.

When you install a program, you run its Setup utility, which creates new Windows registry entries, folders and files. It also creates a "uninstall" log file somewhere on your machine which contains a list of everything Setup created, in the order it created them. When you run the program's uninstall procedure, it simply goes through the uninstall log in reverse order, deleting everything. However, if new files have been created in the folders SINCE Setup was run, they're not deleted and, if folders still contain files, those folders are not deleted.

The reason the Oblivion folder wasn't deleted is that many of the files in there didn't match the ones in the uninstall log (because afterwards, you patched Oblivion and installed utilities, mods, etc, i.e. MORE new folders/files). This is INTENTIONAL behaviour, to ensure that you can uninstall Oblivion (if corrupt) then reinstall/patch it and still have all mods and their files as intact as possible. That way, Oblivion should pick up your mods again the first time it runs. It doesn't work in every case, but at least it avoids you reinstalling ALL mods from scratch every time.

As long as Oblivion uninstall has run OK (and deleted what it can, including the Windows registry entries), it's safe to delete the Oblivion folder to complete the uninstallation manually.

You should ONLY ever use a 3rd party uninstaller to delete leftover traces of a program if you NEVER intend to reinstall that program again. After all, if you're reinstalling, Setup will overwrite existing traces anyway, so why bother deleting them only to have Setup simply recreate them again?
More here

Hope this helps in some way
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14 Dec 2010   #10
Bubbayoshi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Instafix! Thank you!
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