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Old 12-23-2006, 09:48 AM
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I'm running Visual Studio 2003 Academic on my home box, with Win XP Pro SP2. After upgrading my hard drive (ghosting) 2 months ago and memory, VS is requiring me to reregister. The reregister/install process seemed to indicate that the prerequisutes weren't right. I tried to reload the prerequisites, but got warnings on some, and errors on Visual J (don't use it, but don't wan't to see errors). When putting the setup disk in, the only option Setup would give is "Uninstall". I decided the best thing to do was uninstall through "Add/Remove programs" (which gives the same menu screen ad the setup disk). The uninstall process got to the "genereating setup script" point (progress bar is about 2/3 across) and has stayed there for over 24 hours. I've used task mgr to up the setup.exe priority to "high", but there's still no movement. The applications pane in task mgr says the uninstall is running (as opposed to "not responding") - I never see it get any CPU time, but it's memory usage is increasing very slowly.

Any ideas on: 1) Why uninstall isn't moving? 2) Any other options to fix Visual Studio (given the course of events above)?

Any help is very appreciated!!

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Old 12-24-2006, 01:08 PM
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Welcome to the Forum.

Manually uninstall (How To) and then reinstall.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:25 AM
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Tried Prophet's suggestion - no joy.

The progress bar fills 18 positions, then just stays there (for hours). Task Manager shows multiple msiexec.exe processes, none appear to be gaining any time significant CPU time, and I only saw memory increasing (extremely slowly) for one of them.

Any other suggestions/thoughts??

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Old 12-29-2006, 04:33 PM
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Only thing I could think of would be running perhaps filemon and regmon from to see exactly what was accessed last before the hang.

IMHO, if it would not reinstall after a manual removal, I would personally torch the OS and start over, there are so many things it could be that would probably address the majority of them.
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:42 PM
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Sorry - I didn't make it clear. I was attempting the manual removal, and it's hanging on the manual removal during the "Gathering information" phase (as well as hanging on the previous installation attempts).

I'll try to research filemon & regmon and try running them during a manual-removal attempt.

And my antivirus and anti-spyware software is inactive during these attempts.

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Old 12-30-2006, 08:42 PM
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The manual removal should not have a progress bar, the link I posted suggested first trying ad/remove programs, but from there it detailed how to manually extract it.

What progress is hanging?
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:22 AM
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First, here's some entries from vsinstall71.txt & vserror71.txt that resulted from trying to remove through Control Panel Add/Remove (this runs to it's "erroneous" completion):

vserror71.txt:

[12/31/06,22:58:08] setup.exe: [2] ISetupComponent::Pre/Post/Install() failed in ISetupManager::InstallManagerHelper()
[12/31/06,22:58:09] setup.exe: [2] Component error string not specified in ISetupManager::AddToActionResultCollection()

vsinstall71.txt (the last few entries):
[12/31/06,22:58:10] Setup.exe: ISetupManager::RunInstallFromList(IP_POSTINSTALL) completed
[12/31/06,22:58:10] Setup.exe: ISetupManager::RunInstallLists() completing
[12/31/06,22:58:10] vs70uimgr: Entering RunningComponent() method.
[12/31/06,22:58:10] Setup.exe: IsRunningUnattended
[12/31/06,22:58:10] vs70uimgr: Entering DisplayFinal() method.
[12/31/06,22:58:10] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty({710A502B-4669-405C-A985-BA21545509BA})
[12/31/06,22:58:10] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty({47EAF7DE-458C-4C05-B3E1-82B9C563679B})
[12/31/06,22:58:10] vs70uimgr: ISetupManager::GetGlobalCustomProperty() failed to find global prop in CUIMgr::GetGlobalProperty()
[12/31/06,22:58:10] vs70uimgr: Entering Next() method.
[12/31/06,22:58:10] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty({710A502B-4669-405C-A985-BA21545509BA})
[12/31/06,22:58:10] Setup.exe: AddGlobalCustomProperty
[12/31/06,22:58:11] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty({5245094D-36FD-4472-8161-FD6CF4E5EDAE})
[12/31/06,23:09:50] vs70uimgr: Entering OnDestroy() Method.
[12/31/06,23:09:50] VS70pgui: Entered COptionsPage::OnDestroy method
[12/31/06,23:09:50] VS70pgui: Entered COptionsPage::TermGDIResources method
[12/31/06,23:09:51] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty({710A502B-4669-405C-A985-BA21545509BA})
[12/31/06,23:09:51] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty({47EAF7DE-458C-4C05-B3E1-82B9C563679B})
[12/31/06,23:09:51] vs70uimgr: ISetupManager::GetGlobalCustomProperty() failed to find global prop in CUIMgr::GetGlobalProperty()
[12/31/06,23:09:51] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty({0DA26FFA-E386-4638-B01C-F9E71776E985})
[12/31/06,23:09:52] vs70uimgr: Entering Exit() method.
[12/31/06,23:09:52] Setup.exe: SetupManager::RunPostSetupLaunch() starting
[12/31/06,23:09:52] Setup.exe: SetupManager::RunPostSetupLaunch() ending
[12/31/06,23:09:52] Setup.exe: Exiting RunInstall
[12/31/06,23:09:52] Setup.exe: UnloadSuiteComponents()



When doing the manual removal per your post, msiexec.exe hangs (or essentially hangs - it does get very slight time over several hours). I captured regmon & filemon to show this, but I'm not sure how to post yet. Running installer, per the link, does give a progress bar.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:44 AM
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Are you using the encrypted filesystem?

A search for the last component accessed from your log ({47EAF7DE-458C-4C05-B3E1-82B9C563679B}) returned several links regarding reinstalls of vs2003 and or .net framework the kb link below seemed a comon thread among some. Try googling the GUID if that is not the case (At least your not alone)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318080
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:36 PM
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I've had to let this lie for a while - my son had a huge school project (History Fair documentary - Apollo Project: Triumph & Tragedy) to do on our computer, so I couldn't risk hosing it up. Now that that's over, I hope to get back on this problem.

As far as I know, I'm not using the encrypted file system. Last time I tried to do anything, I rt-clicked on the harddrive, chose "Properties" to check for ecnryption, and never got the properties box. Explorer would lose focus, but no properties box. I will try to resume at this point, after this long layoff.

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Old 01-31-2007, 07:20 AM
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IMHO yet another indication a reload may be in order. Although I am quite adept at locating and fixing problems in my computer I have found that when there are major systemic problems, addressing the symptomatic ones most often leaves other yet unseen ones to annoy me later and a reload is the best option. I suggest making an image of the drive using something like acronis before reinstalling so you can browse for information you may have forgotten to transfer after you have reinstalled. As well it is a good idea to locate all the software and drivers you will need before you reinstall and have them handy when you do. Last but not least if you have a second hard drive it is ideal to install to the second drive, that way any registry settings or other things you may need to boot the OS to retrieve can be recovered by simply swapping drives again. I personally set up new computers and install the software I commonly use and set them up how I like, then using acronis, I image them to the drive, that way when I need to do just this I simply restore from that image, it is like having OEM restore disks catered to my specific needs.
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