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    Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    I tried to use Windows Components in Add/Remove and when I clicked on it I received this error message:

    Windows XP Setup: Setup was unable to open information file MSMSG.INF. Contact system administrator . The specific error code is ox2 at line 2088999592.

    I have no idea when that file became missing, I very seldom use Windows Components. I did a search on my computer and the file is indeed missing.

    I need help with this serious situation. How do I get the missing file back?
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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    Are you sure that is the correct file name? Could it be msmsgs.inf?

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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    And, if Joe is correct, you might find another copy of it here: C:WINDOWSServicePackFilesi386. If so, copy it to: C:WINDOWSInf.

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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    You're correct, I spelled it wrong in my post, I must need my glasses changed, I typed it correctly when I did the file search.

    Thank you for correcting me.
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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    MSMSG.INF'S not listed in i386. Doc. I'm really in a pickle now.

    I did a search on Google and the only articles that came up were for the wrong file name, all articles added an 's' to the end of
    MSMSG.and they were for Windows Messenger.

    What do you suggest I try next?
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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    I sure wish you would make up your mind, my dear. You just told Joe (in <post:=756,883>post 756,883</post:>) that he was CORRECT about the filename. Now you're telling me about your hunt for the incorrect file name. Can you not type today or what? Is there a big snow storm Up East that's taking your attention? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I can see why your Googling points to a file connected with Messenger, Gloria. It IS a file related to Messenger and here a snippet of the first few lines of the <big>MSMSGS.INF</big> file:
    <hr>[Messenger]
    Suite = Windows Component
    RTCSP = 0
    MinIEVersion = 6
    [version]
    signature="$Windows NT$"
    Version=4,7,0,3000
    [Optional Components]
    <hr>
    In your very first post you failed to tell us WHAT you were planning to do with Windows Components within the Add/Remove applet, but IF you truly got the error message you say you got, you should be taking some action to get a good copy of the file, even if it means re-installing Windows and starting from scratch.

    When I Googled the correct filename, the very first hit claims to have a free download of the file - on the LEFT, not the right side of the page. I've never used that site, so if you do it, please scan the downloaded file with your virus scanner to make sure it's safe. ( http://www.infdump.com/download-inf-files_...0/download.html ). The version number seems to be correct (see above) and it "looks" like the correct file, but it's better to be safe than sorry...

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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    You will have to forgive me for being confused. My favorite brother-in-law died last week of cancer and I guess I'm still a little upset.

    I failed to notice that Joe had asked about the file ending in s, so I wrote that he was correct. I was as wrong as if I had said a donkey is a fish
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    In Windows Components I was about to uninstall Indexing Service, since I couldn't I went to Services and disabled it instead. But, if I had not attempted to uninstall it, I would never have known that Windows Components had a problem, now would I? I have NOT made a mistake about the correct error message I received and I know it's a serious error and needed to be corrected as soon as possible.

    I would do almost anything to keep from having to re-install Windows and starting over from scratch. I will Google again and look at the file you mentioned and thanks loads for the link, I will scan it with my Kaspersky Anti-Virus Pro before I download it and will post the results as soon as it's completed.

    Thanks for your patience Doc, you are truly one of my very best friends here on the Forum.
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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    I might give up using a computer forever. I have made so many mistakes with this, that I'm disgusted with myself.

    I decided to start from scratch and went to Add/Remove Windows Components to re-check the error message. To my horror msmsgs.inf was the correct file mentioned. Then I connected to your link and InfDump.com listed the correct file to install. I checked it with my AV program and saved it to my desktop. Next, I copied it to C:Windowsinf, restarted the computer and went back to Windows Components (holding my breath and crossing my fingers), it opened and I saw Indexing service. I decided not to remove it as it has been disabled in Services and that should be enough.

    I apologize for all the incorrect posts I made, I was so sure that I was giving the right answers. I may need a vacation away from this computer.

    Forgive me, please.

    Gloria
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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    <hr>... I may need a vacation away from this computer ... <hr>
    Aren't you in the travel business? Dear lady, book yourself on a flight to the Bahamas or some exotic place like that and bask in the sunshine, away from all this snow and ice. We've had another 3-4 inches of white stuff today and I've been house-bound ALL DAY.

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    Re: Windows Components (2600 SP2)

    You've read my mind (not that theres a whole lot to read). Thinking of booking a cruise to the Island.
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