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When I try to install things I get this message----critical error 1603 occurred while installing microsoft windows installer. How can I fix this?

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This message pop up only when your OS is damaged. try and repair your window Xp and then reintall whatever you want to install. it should work. but if it continues, then check on your RAm, there may be damping, try and replace it. Good luck

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Error code 1603


Anonymous,
At the link below is a Microsoft KB Article referencing the Error 1603, the cause and a Resolution.
Error 1603 You receive an error 1603 fatal error occurred during installation...
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I have the same error msg when I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype. I am using windows XP


In some cases when you try to upgrade Skype from an earlier version to a newer version you may get the error message: "The Older version of Skype cannot be removed. Please contact your technical Support Group".
The error 1603 occurs during the process of uninstallation of the previous Skype version in case Skype is not able to find the cached PluginManager.msi file on your system.

First solution:
* Download and install Windows Installer CleanUp Utility from Microsoft site.
* Run the utility and remove "Skype Plugin Manager"
* Delete Skype\Plugin Manager folder manually. It is usually under folder C:\Program Files\Skype
* Install Skype 3.5.

Second Solution:
* Download the archive from:https://developer.sk...staller_fix.zip
* Unpack it to some folder. Make sure PluginManager.msi is located in same folder as fix.bat
* Run fix.bat Wait until the process is finished before proceeding
* Download version 3.5 and install it.

Feb 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Error 1603


When you try to install a Microsoft Windows Installer package, you may receive the following error message:
Error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation.
If you click OK in the message box, the installation rolls back.
To resolve this problem, do any one of the following, depending on the cause of the problem:
  1. On the Windows desktop, double-click My Computer. The My Computer window appears.
  2. Right-click the drive that you want to install the Windows Installer package to, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Security tab.
  4. On the Security tab, do the following:
    • If you are using Microsoft Windows 2000, verify that the Name box contains the SYSTEM user account.
    • If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, verify that the Group or user names box contains the SYSTEM user account.
    If the SYSTEM user account does not appear in the box, follow these steps to add the SYSTEM account to the box:
    1. Click Add. The Select Users or Groups dialog box appears.
    2. In the Name field, click SYSTEM, and then click Add.
    3. Click OK.
  5. In the Permissions section, click to select the Full Control check box underAllow, and then click Advanced.
  6. Do the following:
    • If you are using Windows XP, in the dialog box that appears, click to select the Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects check box for the SYSTEM account, and then click OK.
    • If you are not using Windows XP, in the dialog box that appears, click to select the Reset permissions on all child objects and enable propagation of inheritable permissions check box for the SYSTEM account, and then click OK.
    Note If you receive a security message, click Yes.
  7. Wait for the operating system to apply the permissions that you have selected to all child folders.
  8. Run the Windows Installer package.

Oct 30, 2010 | Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2008: Windows

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Microsoft windows xp home edition service pack 2 error 1603


Hello corejmwilli,

The 1603 error code your getting, is probably a conflick within the .net versions. I would go to remove programs and software in control panel, and delete any versions of .net that are there, and then you can download this one which is the most current. HERE. That should solve your provblem.

Good Luck

Mark

Jan 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Error 1603


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834484

Jun 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Error 2753 HP3055


My Scenario:

OS: MS Windows XP SP3 [Version 5.1.2600]
Printer: HP LaserJet 3390 (AiO) (Firmware datecode: 20070331)
Printer Connection: Connected via Ethernet with a static IP address
HP Driver Version: v4.0 (hp_LJ3050-3052-3055-3390-3392_Full_Solution_AMWE.exe)

Ran into same error that everyone else is experiencing. (see below)

Now Launching=X:\hpzmsi01.exe -m dot4msi -l XXX -f X:\DIVins??.DAT
Error message received: The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2753.
X:\HPZBDI32.msi failed with return code 1603
MSIInstall() failed with 1603
Exit code=1603

After debugging HP's installation scripts for 2 days, here is the cause & solution I identified to this specific install error. Once I got passed this error, everything installed without error and all functionality was working properly (including scanning!).


BACKGROUND:

Microsoft Installer (MSI) error 1603 is simply a generic "A fatal error occurred during installation" -- see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368542(VS.85).aspx. This is basically MSI telling you that something very bad has happened during the installation. In order to get more details, you can turn on MSI debug logging by following this MS Knowledge Base article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223300).

The MSI error code 2753 is the code for "The File '<file name>' is not marked for installation.". This error can be triggered by many scenarios, but usually, it has to do with the actual installation script not properly checking for the existence/non-existence of an installation file and then not marking it for either installation/removal. I know this sounds confusing, and it is. If your curious about all the possible causes, just Google for "msi 2753 not marked for installation" and you'll see lots of results which you can peruse for your own enjoyment.

In order to identify what was causing these 2 errors, I enabled debugging for MSI via the aforementioned MS KB article

CAUSE:

Certain HP services (and associated DLL files) were somehow partially/improperly installed. (Possibly, from a previous failed install?)

The Windows services (files) were:

Pml Driver HPZ12 (C:\Windows\System32\HPZipm12.dll)
Net Driver HPZ12 (C:\Windows\System32\HPZinw12.dll)

The existence of these 2 files in the System32 directory was causing this error in my situation. Somehow, the installation script was not identifying that these files were already installed (or improperly installed) and failing to properly set them to be installed again.

SOLUTION:

Steps:

1) Check to make sure that the 2 Windows services above are not running (or not installed).
2) Rename/delete the 2 associated service DLL files (this will only be possible once the services are stopped)
3) Run the installation again.

If all goes well, the install should now run without any issues.


Hope this helps since many people (including myself) have spent a lot of time (and HP Support chats) trying to find a workaround for this issue.

If you find this solution helped you out, please feel free to make a small donation to my PayPal ;)

Jun 26, 2008 | HP LaserJet 3055 All-In-One Printer

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Navigation fatal error Error 1706


oops..sounds like maybe your drivers are unhappy...

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