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Destination.msi issue (O/S = Vista SP1)

During boot up, windows installer is trying to find destination.msi at some default file path it thinks it should be but. I've been searching & searching forums and posts for answers and don't seem to get a good one... It would seem my registry cleaner killed it at some point. I think it has to do with a HP 6840 network printer installed on my network... I have searched the cd for the file to try to replace and don't seem to be able to locate it... Please provide some direction here...

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  • ssb811 May 31, 2008

    Worked great after a refresher on DOS commands! Thanks!

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1. Right click on Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator
2. CD to C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar ( cd drive letter:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar )
3. Run these commands in this order:
1. regsvr32 -u sbdrop.dll
2. regsvr32 -u wlsrvc.dll
3. regsvr32 atl.dll
4. regsvr32 sbdrop.dll
5. regsvr32 wlsrvc.dll

And start up the side bar

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