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Windows Search Install Error

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Don, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Don

    Don Flightless Bird

    I have tried repeatedly to install the new search engine from MS. The
    installation errors off with the following .log entry:
    00:00.031: INFO: Opening log for preliminary WDSSetup.exe actions
    00:00.031: Started: 2010/03/09 (Y/M/D) 10:23:01.609 (local)
    00:00.047: Command line:
    00:14.110: INFO: ****** Found 2 Read-Only keys. ******
    00:14.141: ERROR: Error backing up the ACLs on the following key(s):
    00:14.156: INFO: HKLM\Software\Classes\.xsl
    00:14.156: INFO: HKLM\Software\Classes\.xml
    00:14.172: INFO: Closing down log for WDSSetup.exe logging

    The information is too cryptic for me to make meanuingful corrections
    to the registry or installed programs to overcome the error. Any
    informatioon would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Don
     
  2. Ronin

    Ronin Flightless Bird

    Are you logged on as an Administrator? Because the permissions for those
    keys (on my machine, anyway) are read-only except for Administrators and
    System. If you're logged in as an Administrator, then check the permissions
    for those keys. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then it's better
    you don't go into the Registry. Find someone who does know about the
    Registry, or spend some time educating yourself, especially about backing up
    the Registry and how to restore it, (or use System Restore), before diving
    in.

    --
    Ronin

    "Don" <donrveazeySP@gmailSP.com> wrote in message
    news:7l6dp59m9fpruv0t020hfq8qt947fda4gk@4ax.com...
    >I have tried repeatedly to install the new search engine from MS. The
    > installation errors off with the following .log entry:
    > 00:00.031: INFO: Opening log for preliminary WDSSetup.exe actions
    > 00:00.031: Started: 2010/03/09 (Y/M/D) 10:23:01.609 (local)
    > 00:00.047: Command line:
    > 00:14.110: INFO: ****** Found 2 Read-Only keys. ******
    > 00:14.141: ERROR: Error backing up the ACLs on the following key(s):
    > 00:14.156: INFO: HKLM\Software\Classes\.xsl
    > 00:14.156: INFO: HKLM\Software\Classes\.xml
    > 00:14.172: INFO: Closing down log for WDSSetup.exe logging
    >
    > The information is too cryptic for me to make meanuingful corrections
    > to the registry or installed programs to overcome the error. Any
    > informatioon would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    > Don
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Mar 9, 2:03 pm, Don <donrveaze...@gmailSP.com> wrote:
    > I have tried repeatedly to install the new search engine from MS. The
    > installation errors off with the following .log entry:
    > 00:00.031: INFO:    Opening log for preliminary WDSSetup.exe actions
    > 00:00.031: Started: 2010/03/09 (Y/M/D) 10:23:01.609 (local)
    > 00:00.047: Command line:
    > 00:14.110: INFO:    ****** Found 2 Read-Only keys. ******
    > 00:14.141: ERROR:   Error backing up the ACLs on the following key(s):
    > 00:14.156: INFO:    HKLM\Software\Classes\.xsl
    > 00:14.156: INFO:    HKLM\Software\Classes\.xml
    > 00:14.172: INFO:    Closing down log for WDSSetup.exe logging
    >
    > The information is too cryptic for me to make meanuingful corrections
    > to the registry or installed programs to overcome the error.  Any
    > informatioon would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
    > Don


    What is the new search engine and did you download it from where?

    Generally, most people want to know how to uninstall the Windows
    search when they see how much CPU and memory it consumes. That is
    easy to do too but depends on the version.

    If you are logged in with an Administrator account you should not have
    this problem so something has modified the registry sections
    permissions for you. That could be malware or something else you
    installed, but either way it needs to be fixed if you want to install
    the application.

    You can do without Windows Search, wait for help from somebody else or
    fix it yourself.

    Before working on you registry, you should make a Restore Point or
    back up the registry with this popular free tool:

    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

    You can then use regedit to figure it out and adjust the permissions,
    or you can use either of the two methods in the following link to
    reset the registry permissions back to "normal".

    I have used all methods, but the commands in the link below are easier
    if you are nervous about editing the registry or have a lot of systems
    to fix.

    If you study your current registry situation and then look at the
    commands, the commands should make some sense about what needs to be
    done (or undone).

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-the-registry-and-the-file-permissions-in-windows-xp/
     

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