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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    add\remove windows components won't

    When I try to open the windows components tab in add\remove, I get the following error message:

    Setup was unable to open information file wmaccess.inf. Contact your system headministrator. The specific error code is 0xe0000003 at line 0.

    Same thing happens when I try the setup CD. I'm running SP2 RC1.

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    Look in C:\WINDOWS\inf and open the wmaccess.inf file with notepad.Paste the contents here.

    BTW,has this just started happening since installing SP2 RC1 ?

    Might be a good idea to rollback to SP1 and wait for the final release of SP2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend
    Look in C:\WINDOWS\inf and open the wmaccess.inf file with notepad.Paste the contents here.

    BTW,has this just started happening since installing SP2 RC1 ?

    Might be a good idea to rollback to SP1 and wait for the final release of SP2.
    Contents of what?

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    open the wmaccess.inf file with notepad and Paste the contents here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    open the wmaccess.inf file with notepad and Paste the contents here.
    Well it means to open the file with Notepad, and then select all the text and copy and paste here so that he can examine it for bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshsiao
    Well it means to open the file with Notepad, and then select all the text and copy and paste here so that he can examine it for bugs.
    oops. The file is completely blank. This is what I replaced it with:
    Code:
    [Version]
    Signature= "$Windows NT$"
    [Optional Components]
    WMAccess
    [WMAccess]
    needs = msmsgs
    OptionDesc   = "%WM_NAME%"
    Tip          = "%WM_TIP%"
    IconIndex = *, msgrocm.dll, 2
    InstallType  = 10
    Modes        = 0,1,2,3
    Uninstall    = UninstallWM
    Run          = ShowWM
    [ShowWM]
    Commandline="%11%\rundll32.exe ""%16422%\messenger\msgsc.dll"",ShowIcons"
    TickCount=500
    [HideWM]
    Commandline="%11%\rundll32.exe ""%16422%\messenger\msgsc.dll"",HideIcons"
    TickCount=500
    [UninstallWM]
    DelFiles=DelNone
    Run=HideWM
    [DelNone]
    [strings]
    WM_NAME = "Windows Messenger"
    WM_TIP = "Adds or removes access to Windows Messenger from the Start menu."

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    Open the file again and replace the contents with this:

    Code:
    [Version]
    Signature= "$Windows NT$"
    
    
    [Optional Components]
    WMAccess
    
    [WMAccess]
    needs = msmsgs
    OptionDesc   = "%WM_NAME%"
    Tip          = "%WM_TIP%"
    IconIndex = *, msgrocm.dll, 1
    InstallType  = 10    ; Typical, Custom
    Modes        = 0,1,2,3
    Uninstall    = UninstallWM
    Run          = ShowWM
    
    ; msgsc.dll is a Messenger dll
    [ShowWM]
    Commandline="%11%\rundll32.exe ""%16422%\messenger\msgsc.dll"",ShowIcons"
    TickCount=500
    
    [HideWM]
    Commandline="%11%\rundll32.exe ""%16422%\messenger\msgsc.dll"",HideIcons"
    TickCount=500
    
    [UninstallWM]
    DelFiles=DelNone
    Run=HideWM
    
    [DelNone]
    
    
    [Strings]
    
    
    ; ************************************************************************
    ; LOCALIZATION BORDER
    ;
    ; No strings above this line should be localized.
    ; All strings below this line should be localized.
    ; ************************************************************************
    WM_NAME = "Windows Messenger"
    WM_TIP = "Adds or removes access to Windows Messenger from the Start menu."
    If that doesn't fix it there's a couple of other options you can try.

    Go to Start > Run and type in sfc /scannow and hit enter.(leave a space between sfc and / ).That will revert some of the files back to original XP ones,and then you will have to run the SP2 RC1 install again.

    or

    Upgrade to SP2 RC2 to see if that corrects the problem.
    Last edited by Reverend; June 23rd, 2004 at 11:40 AM.

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    The good news is, add\rem windows components loads. The BAD news is, it goes directly to "setup is inspecting your configuration and installing etc." I still can't access the list of components!

    As Marisa Tomei says in "My Cousin Vinnie",
    "What a friggin' nightmare!"

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    Ooooo Marisa Tomei...(closes eyes) oooooo

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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    Get a life.

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    I was able to fix this (wmaccess.inf) problem on my system once I turned the Messenger Service back on...

    I was hoping to keep it turned off but who knows what the better of the 2 are ???

    I did not have to change wmaccess.inf file like it stated above (even though it worked great).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshume
    I was able to fix this (wmaccess.inf) problem on my system once I turned the Messenger Service back on...

    I was hoping to keep it turned off but who knows what the better of the 2 are ???

    I did not have to change wmaccess.inf file like it stated above (even though it worked great).

    A little off topic but try Shoot the Messenger from GRC.com to fix your Windows Messenger issue.

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