MSI Should be launched through setup

  CDL 18:17 16 Feb 06

Recently I have been getting the error message - "MSI Should be launched through setup" on start up. This follows the ....preparing to install dialog box which appears to be launched by Norton Anti Virus. It occurs 3 times and each time I "OK" it until after the 3rd OK when it disappears and all is fine. On launching Outlook I get the same message - once which again I OK and all is the fine.

I am running XP Pro, Norton System works 2005 and Office 2003. This is a recent 'niggle',until such the system has been ok (NSW was installed about 9 months ago, MS Office a year ago)

  beynac 18:25 16 Feb 06

Does this help?
click here

  CDL 19:38 16 Feb 06

Thanks for that beynac. I was hoping that there would be a repair rather than a'start again' option.
The installation doesn't actually fail, as after the 3rd 'OK' all is as normal - it's just irritating having to go through that procedure each time I start up or launch Outlook

........"When you install a Norton program, you see the error message "The MSI must be launched through setup," and the installation fails.

This problem happens when the Windows Microsoft Installer fails to install your Norton program. "

Can I not just repair the Installer ?

I've tried just running the NSW CD again but although it tells me that it is configuring NSW nothing changes.

Any other ideas ?

  CDL 12:36 17 Feb 06

Any further advice ?

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