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Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

1) Change installation location

You may encounter an error 1603 because the installation location is you choose is not available due to various reasons — such as being encrypted. You can use another installation folder to install the program and see if the error is gone.

2) Completely uninstall the same program installed

If you have previously installed the same program (or its earlier version), the error can occur when you try to install the application again. If you want to install your program successfully, you need to perform a clean uninstall of the one installed on your computer. This means you need to remove all the temporary files and preferences it leaves in addition to the major program.

Sometimes you may lose the desktop shortcut of a program due to some reasons and therefore you may forget that you have installed it. In this case you can go to Control Panel to check if it is still on your computer:

Press Win + R, and enter “control“;

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

Find and open Programs and Features;

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

Then you can check if the application is listed here. If it is, uninstall it.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

3) Start and re-register Microsoft Installer service

There may be something going wrong with Microsoft Installer service and therefore resulting in error 1603. You can fix the problem by (re)starting and re-registering Microsoft Installer service.

To start Windows Installer service:

a) Press Win + R and enter “services.msc“;

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

b) Find and double click on Windows Installer;

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

c) Hit Start button under Service status and hit OK. (If its service status is running, you should click on Stopfirst and then hit Start.)

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

To re-register Windows Installer service:

a) Press Win + R, type “msiexec /unregister” and hit Enter.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

b) Press Win + R again and enter “msiexec /regserver“.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

4) Acquire full permissions on the drive for installation

It is possible that the error 1603 occurs because you don’t have full permissions on the file location. Try getting the permissions on the drive you are installing your application to and see if this fixes the problem.

a) Open File Explorer, right click on the drive containing the installation location and select Properties.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

b) Go to Security tab and click on Edit.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

c) Single click on SYSTEM and ensure that the Allow box of every item in Permissions for SYSTEM is checked (if it is checkable). Do the same check for Administrators.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

d) Click on OK to go back to Properties dialog. Then click on Advanced.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

e) Click on Change Permissions.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

f) On Permissions tab, double click on Administrators.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

g) Select This folder, subfolders and files for Applies to field and tick all the available basic permissions. After that hit OK.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

h) Do the same operation above for SYSTEM.

Solved: Error 1603: Fatal Error During Installation

i) Click on OK all the way out. Now you have acquired full permissions on this drive. Try installing your application and see if the issue is fixed.

Solved: Windows 7 a very long time looking for updates

I have noticed that newly installed Windows 7 for a long time looking for an update, after the start of the search can be easily 2-3-4, and even more hours of drinking tea and a walk, and not the fact that the update will be found. Well if only updates’ve been looking for, so Windows system, this significantly hampers, svhost ship the processor by 50% or more, and eats memory. This situation is observed for a long time:

a very long time looking for updates

Sometimes the update search process continues endlessly, sometimes completed by various errors, and sometimes a few hours after the update are located. Since I reinstall Windows and then rarely attached no importance to this issue. The Internet offers several solutions, I tried them and nothing has changed, but it turned out that Microsoft knows about the problem and released a patch that fixes it. I tested it on two notebooks, and indeed the problem was solved. Windows updates are detected quickly and the load on the processor at the same time is minimal.

If your Windows7, Update Center for a long time searches for updates, to install the patch:

Windows 7 x86 (32 bit) all editions Downloadfix a long search of updates
Windows 7 x64, all editions Downloadfix a long search of updates

Here you can download the hotfix for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Embedded.

Solved: The Error 0xc000000e “The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. Missing or corrupt winload.exe”

The error 0xc000000e can appear in different ways, but the main reason of its occurrence is the impossibility of OS loading because bootable device is not available or boot recording and settings are damaged.

The Error 0xc000000e can occur in following messages:

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.
Missing or corrupt winload.exe

There are several ways you are to follow to fix the problem. Keep in mind, that there is a need to check settings to repair boot recording, etc., as there are various reasons of the error 0xc000000e.

How to fix the error 0xc000000e:

  1. Check BIOS settings. This method is mostly appropriate, if you have several HDD or if some other devices (Memory Card, USB Flash Drive, etc.) are connected. Be sure, the device the booting is started from is correct. If the device is incorrect, BIOS settings are to be changed.
  2. If HDD is not found in BIOS – check the cables, but mind, that it is HDD, which can be damaged  (The error often occurs with laptops).
  3. If there are no problems with BIOS settings, mind that your OS can be repaired, when booting from Windows 7 installation disk. You are to choose automatic repair to fix the system. In most cases, no other steps are needed.
  4. If automatic repair doesn’t work, you are to use system recovery options and choose startup repair.  If there are no changes, you have to fix the error manually.

If the methods written above have no effect, you are to use command prompt:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

If the error occurs, you are to use the following command:

bootrec /scanos

Furthermore, if OS you need is still not found, you are to use Diskpart:

list vol

The command shows the quality of Volumes. These volumes mean the quality of your HDD. Thus, Volume 0 = C, Volume 1= D, etc.

If Volume 0 and Volume 1 are not according to the sample, you are to use:

select vol 1 assign letter=f
select vol 0 assign letter=c
select vol 1 assign letter=d