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Windows 7: MSE corrupted

02 Dec 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm, lets hope your new install is trouble free.

Good Luck mate.


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02 Dec 2009   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What ever you did that caused you to do a repair installation in the first place is probably what is causing you grief now. So what exactly has happened?
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02 Dec 2009   #13
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
it can't be uninstalled 'cause it can't find one of its files,
Is there a story behind this? Do you know which one?

Have you tried uninstalling in Safe Mode?

Is there a backup folder in the MSE Program Files Folder, have you looked into using that in some way?
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02 Dec 2009   #14
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What ever you did that caused you to do a repair installation in the first place is probably what is causing you grief now. So what exactly has happened?
That's just it... I did nothing. About three weeks ago, the Event Viewer just stopped working. After futzing around with sfc/scannow and restoring files from Acronis archive, none of which worked, I had to do a repair install. It still works to this day.

Everything was fine for a week or so, then Windows Installer crapped out. I couldn't install/uninstall any programs. That led to a second repair install. Now I can install/uninstall programs with no problem.

That lasted another week, and now MSE is corrupted and cannot update or find all of its own files. Each of these problems get fixed by the Repair Install, but a new one pops up every week.

I checked for viruses/spyware... both Malwarebytes and Superantispyware come up clean.

I had none of these problems with the RC, which I ran from its release in May until the 7600 was released in October, and I'm not "doing" anything different with my system than I did back then.

If you can think of anything to try instead of a clean install, well, I'm all ears! I just refuse to chase these annoying little bugs week after week... I want a stable, problem-free install like I had under the x7100.
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02 Dec 2009   #15
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
it can't be uninstalled 'cause it can't find one of its files,
Is there a story behind this? Do you know which one?

Have you tried uninstalling in Safe Mode?

Is there a backup folder in the MSE Program Files Folder, have you looked into using that in some way?
Ooh, I forgot to try safe mode. That's what happens when I try to fix things when I'm steamed! I'll try it now.

Edit: MSE won't run in Safe Mode, probably a fail-safe mechanism of some kind.

The file it can't find is "msse.msi". I did a full computer search for it, but it doesn't show up.
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02 Dec 2009   #16
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
it can't be uninstalled 'cause it can't find one of its files,
Is there a story behind this? Do you know which one?

Have you tried uninstalling in Safe Mode?

Is there a backup folder in the MSE Program Files Folder, have you looked into using that in some way?
Ooh, I forgot to try safe mode. That's what happens when I try to fix things when I'm steamed! I'll try it now.

The file it can't find is "msse.msi". I did a full computer search for it, but it doesn't show up.

Sounds like its trying to repair itself, that file is extracted from the original installer into your temp files, that installs MSE onto your PC.

I think you should be able to extract "msse.msi" into a folder on the desktop, then when it asks for the the file, point it to the file in the folder in the desktop.

And HOPEFULLY that should solve your problem with MSE.
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02 Dec 2009   #17
Caveat

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 

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02 Dec 2009   #18
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Caveat View Post
I'll give that a try if I ever get internet access back. Thanks!
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02 Dec 2009   #19
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
The file it can't find is "msse.msi". I did a full computer search for it, but it doesn't show up.

Sounds like its trying to repair itself, that file is extracted from the original installer into your temp files, that installs MSE onto your PC.

I think you should be able to extract "msse.msi" into a folder on the desktop, then when it asks for the the file, point it to the file in the folder in the desktop.

And HOPEFULLY that should solve your problem with MSE.
Maybe I can find that file in my C drive backup. I'll check it when the stinkin' Restore is done running.
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02 Dec 2009   #20
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

MSE won't run unless you have a legal OS ... if your OS is legal, then you might need to call Microsoft to get your key validated.
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