Quite a common problem among users of Windows all versions – msi error while installing software from a file with the extension .msi. In this article I will describe common problems with Windows Installer 7 / XP and variants of their solution, as well as make videos on current issues.
Files with the extension .msi installation packages are common (distributions) of which is placed the program. Unlike conventional «setup.exe», to run the msi file system uses the Windows Installer service (msiexec.exe process). In simple words, Windows Installer starts and unzip the files from the distribution. When the Windows Installer does not work there are a variety of errors.
Actually, I was terribly annoying, because after a stupid error message does not understand what to do next. Microsoft developed specifically for the Windows Installer Setup program expansion opportunities (mainly for system administrators), but have not taken care of properly operation of the service, or at least an adequate communications problems. And are we going to dig it
The problems may be with the service or may occur in the process of installing programs, when everything is set up, in principle, correct. In the first case, you need to pick the service installer, and in the second to solve the problem to a specific file. Consider both options, but first second.
Very often errors occur due to insufficient system permissions on files or folders. We can not say that the Windows Installer does not work in this case, simply add the desired right and everything is working. Just yesterday, I was faced with the fact that the distribution of the downloaded .msi did not want to be installed. At the same time successfully run the installation wizard, select a parameter, but then the system thinks a few seconds and gives an error:
Error reading from file Error 1305
«Error reading from file« filename »verify that the file exists and that you can access it» (Error 1305). Error reading from file … check whether a file exists and whether you have access to it.” Naturally, the “Repeat” button does not work, stop and cancel the entire installation. Post special meaning and can not be held, because sure the file exists and I have access to it.