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    Question Cannot update InstallShield Engine

    Came home from work the other day, turned my antique/dinosaur of a computer on and it rebooted itself a coupla -- three times.

    When it finally stayed on it could not access the internet and had no sound device present...

    Received the following error message:
    Sub-component COM+ raised an exception while processing the OC_COMPLETE_INSTALLATION Setup message D\xpsp\com1x\src\complussetup\comppluscore.cpp (line 565)
    Error Code: 0x80040155
    Interface could not be registered
    The COM event classes could not be registered

    Uninstalled any/all new & unused programs (w/Revo Uninstaller Pro) (Suspected that Roxio Creator wuz da culprit...) and generally futzed round with settings, services etc. to no avail.

    Finally, used repair option on windows install disk and that fixed the internet problem.

    Now, when I try to reinstall the drivers for the sound card (or install anything that uses the InstallShield engine) I receive the following error:

    Unhandled Exception:
    Error # 0x80040706
    Description: Object reference not set
    Setup will now terminate

    Apparently (?) the repair option replaced my "InstallShield engine" w/one that is too old to install any programs (have tried other installations & receive the same error message w/all).

    I have tried to delete the old InstallShield engine & install a more recent version (ISScript101.zip, InstallShieldEngineUpdate1000.exe & IkernelUpdate.exe) but receive the same "Unhandled Exception" error message.

    Dev Mngr sez device (Sound Card) is working properly yet cntrl pnl sez no audio device present.

    In addition I noticed that when I try to open Secunia PSI I receive yet anther error message:


    Runtime error!
    This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.


    Ordinarily I would just reinstall Secunia but in light of current problem(s) am hesitant to do so.

    I really, really, really don't want to reformat/reinstall windows so any help, advice, hints etc. will be greatly appreciated

    -- and --
    thanx fer yer time and assistance

    Sincerely,
    Roger


    p.s. Don't know if the following info will help -- My 'puter is an Intel desktop --

    Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
    Version: 5.1.2600
    Architecture: 32-bit
    Processor Name: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    BIOS Name: BIOS Date: 08/04/05 00:31:45 Ver: 08.00.10
    Video card Name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
    Installed Memory: 1.00 GB
    Internet Explorer Version: 6.0.2900.5512
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

    Have managed to (sort of...) install the sound card

    Device Name: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
    Class Name: MEDIA
    Class Description: Sound, video and game controllers
    Manufacturer: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_E0018086&REV_02\3&267 A616A&0&FD

    Driver Provider: Analog Devices
    Driver Date: 9-1-2004
    Driver Version: 5.12.1.5240
    Driver GUID: {4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0005

    Service Name: smwdm

    Device GUID: {4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0005
    Device Location: PCI bus 0, device 31, function 5
    Device Parameters: PCI
    INF File Name: oem7.inf
    Registry Key: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24 D5&SUBSYS_E0018086&REV_02\3&267A616A&0&FD

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    See if Update Installshield engine helps.

    Jerry

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    Jerry,
    Thanx for the (incredibly) quick response.

    I tried the link you posted, (the version of the installer for my sound card is 10.0.0.159) so I tried to install "InstallShieldEngineUpdate1000.exe" and got the same "object reference not set" error message. I then tried "IkernelUpdate.exe" from the same site and received the same error code.

    Thank you for the reply/advice -- greatly appreciated

    Roger

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    Hi Roger,

    Check out these two possible solutions at Tecarena's site.

    Also, some have successfully installed the InstallShieldEngineUpdate1000.exe by running it in Windows 98/ Windows ME compatibility mode. You can see that discussion here.

    Doing a search on 'Error# 0x80040706' will yield more hits as well.

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    Couldn't resist quoting this post (w/some minor editing to reflect my problem) from another forum, as it describes the problem better than I originally did:

    [I have a new pc] ... ...running Windows XP professional [and everything was fine until I recently tried to install i-tunes.] ...The install stopped and I received an InstallShield error message: Unhandled Exception, Error #0x80040706, Description: Object Refernce not Set.
    Following advice... [from the Apple forums] ...I was able to identify the version of Installshield which was having the problem... [(11.0.0.28844). Other versions seem to be functioning at least in terms of uninstalling,] ...however ANY program that attempts to use the... [problem version of] ...InstallShield runs into the same error. This includes the download fix outlined on the Installshield web site. [emphasis added] How is that for irony - InstallShield's solution to solving the problem only works if there is no problem - hello?? ...[So this is not an i-tunes problem as is also evidenced by ] ...a fair number of other people posting this error in connectrion with a wide range of software. Unfortunately, the InstallShield people seem to be of no help as they do not respond to threads on their own discussion groups looking for help. Does anyone here have a solution for this? I have yet to find a definitive solution or explanation for the cause.
    Thanx a million for the quick responses jwitalka & Deadeye81, but none of the suggested fixes have worked -- yet.

    I am not a computer expert -- my main troubleshooting process is to keep beating my head against the brick wall until something gives; i.e. trying any and all solutions with minor variations over and over until prob is resolved. Surprisingly this has almost always worked, altho it is very time consuming. When beating head against brick wall doesn't work I turn to my last resort: reformatting the HDD & reinstalling the OS ( which I absolutely abhor).

    Guess I need to purchase a larger HDD and a DVD burner IOT create and save a backup image of my HDD when my system is operating as desired.

    My next step will probably be to install a WIN98SE-era PCI sound card that I have laying around...

    Thanx a million to jwitalka & Deadeye81 -- really, really appreciate you quick responses and advice!! even tho none of the suggested fixes have worked.

    Take care,
    Roger

    p.s. BTW, the device that I'm tryin to install is not a "sound card" per se -- it is a chip (chipset?) onboard the desktop board (Intel D865GBF). -- RRR
    Last edited by fishinmagician; 2011-05-13 at 15:25. Reason: just can't quit messin w/stuff...a lil obsessive compulsive disorder?!!

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    One of the 1st things I did was to "Google" the error code but I was drowning in search results, not to mention that everything I tried failed to work, so I turned to my most trusted source of info -- Windows Secrets.

    Thanx again,
    Roger

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