June 29th, 2005, 02:41 AM
Problem with my microsoft installer ( msi?)
Im having a problem anytime i try and install or uninstall anything. I think it is a problem with my microsoft installer ( msi?) i get a 1606 error and it shuts down anything im trying to install or uninstall. im running xp pro. I will check Google and see what i can find but please let me know if u have any idea whats going on.
June 29th, 2005, 02:58 AM
ok i went to microsoft.com and downloaded the newest version of their installer and still no luck.. im still getting this error: Error 1606. Could not access network location%Userprofile%\favorites\. I get that error any time i try to install or uninstall anything... i have checked my registry to see if my favorites folder is somehow corrupting this but im still lost!
June 29th, 2005, 07:13 AM
found this, maybe this solves problem
"After you upgrade Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition to Microsoft Windows XP or Windows XP SP1, when you install a program on your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Error 1606. Could not access network location <Common Administrative Tools>.All users\.
Additionally, nothing may occur when you try to open Administrative Tools in Control Panel."
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June 30th, 2005, 02:01 AM
Im at a loss! i followed your links and did as the suggested, i checked my registry and everything checks out fine but, oviously something isnt fine! i even looked at the link twice to see if there was something i did wrong but im still getting that 1606 error!
edit: I tried to download the windows installer clean up utility and it wouldnt let me do that either, i get the same error as always.
June 30th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Do a search in your registry for "%Userprofile%\favorites" and see what you come up with. I have a feeling you will find a key with that in it that isn't set right. Pay close attention to each entry that contains that and verify they are all typed correctly, and any that aren't explictly associated with favorites you might need to change to something more accessible like temp.
June 30th, 2005, 09:35 PM
Ok, i took some screenshots of my registry hopefully these will help. I have done everything according to this link: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;886549 , still no luck
June 30th, 2005, 09:37 PM
here is the screenshots
edit: sorry they didnt attach right, im still trying to figure out what i did wrong, bear with me please.thanx
June 30th, 2005, 10:23 PM