Live messenger error 1603

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Marko, May 25, 2006.

  1. Marko

    Marko Guest

    Hi

    I´m trying to install new beta messenger, but it always rollback and gives
    error 1603. So can someone help me with this problem?

    Br,

    Marko
     
    Marko, May 25, 2006
    #1
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  2. Greetings Marko,

    1603 is actually a generic Windows Installer error (basically it means "something went
    wrong"). Is there any other error codes appearing before or after the 1063 message?

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    Associate Expert
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2006 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    --

    "Marko" <> wrote in message news:4475f074$0$24867$...
    > Hi
    >
    > I´m trying to install new beta messenger, but it always rollback and gives error 1603. So
    > can someone help me with this problem?
    >
    > Br,
    >
    > Marko
    >
    >
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 25, 2006
    #2
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  3. Marko

    Marko Guest

    Thanks for answer. When I install ver 7.5 evething goes nice. But when I try
    8 beta it goes to end without any error message. Rolls back and then comes
    error:"Windows live messenger setup failed with error code 1603. Please go
    to the windows live messenger website http://messenger.live.com to download
    the latest version of windows live messenger.


    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Greetings Marko,
    >
    > 1603 is actually a generic Windows Installer error (basically it means
    > "something went wrong"). Is there any other error codes appearing before
    > or after the 1063 message?
    >
    > --
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > Associate Expert
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    > Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2006 Jonathan Kay.
    > You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    > --
    >
    > "Marko" <> wrote in message
    > news:4475f074$0$24867$...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> I´m trying to install new beta messenger, but it always rollback and
    >> gives error 1603. So can someone help me with this problem?
    >>
    >> Br,
    >>
    >> Marko
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Marko, May 26, 2006
    #3
  4. Marko

    cutalian Guest

    i have the same problem...did u figure it out yet?

    "Marko" wrote:

    > Thanks for answer. When I install ver 7.5 evething goes nice. But when I try
    > 8 beta it goes to end without any error message. Rolls back and then comes
    > error:"Windows live messenger setup failed with error code 1603. Please go
    > to the windows live messenger website http://messenger.live.com to download
    > the latest version of windows live messenger.
    >
    >
    > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Greetings Marko,
    > >
    > > 1603 is actually a generic Windows Installer error (basically it means
    > > "something went wrong"). Is there any other error codes appearing before
    > > or after the 1063 message?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Jonathan Kay
    > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > > Associate Expert
    > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    > > Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > > All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2006 Jonathan Kay.
    > > You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    > > --
    > >
    > > "Marko" <> wrote in message
    > > news:4475f074$0$24867$...
    > >> Hi
    > >>
    > >> I´m trying to install new beta messenger, but it always rollback and
    > >> gives error 1603. So can someone help me with this problem?
    > >>
    > >> Br,
    > >>
    > >> Marko
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
    cutalian, Jul 11, 2006
    #4
  5. Marko

    Fl0ppy Guest

    Hello to all...

    2 Simply question... why you guys of Microsoft dot tell all of us WHY this
    error happens?

    If you dont do it I'll do I...

    All of us that we have this trouble make a little reaserch on google and
    look how there is a syntax that make possible log the actions of msi package
    ..

    Is this: msiexec /i "C:\my stuff\package.msi" /l*v "d:\place for
    logs\package.log

    In a detailed manner is produced an output file with all the install
    procedure...

    For do this you need to extract the msi package from the exe (almost all
    commercial unpacking programs are good) then launch it from command shell
    with the extended parameters it's all done simply susbsitute what you need in
    the previus command example...

    And... after this you simply launch the installation, go to the log and look
    where the error is..

    And surprise... in the exact point of the rollback action occurs the trouble
    is: MSN Live crap is trying to install some .nfo for some USB phone device
    that surely no one have and need for the moment...

    'CustomActionData' property 'ManufacturerName' is Microsoft Corporation.
    DIFXAPP: INFO: ENTER: DriverPackageInstallW
    DIFXAPP: INFO: WLPhoneC.inf: checking signature with catalog 'C:\Program
    Files\MSN Messenger\Device Manager\WLPhoneC.cat' ...
    DIFXAPP: INFO: Driver package 'WLPhoneC.inf' is WHQL signed.
    DIFXAPP: ERROR: Create Driver Store entry failed. (Error code 0x6E: The
    system cannot open the device or file specified.)
    DIFXAPP: INFO: Successfully removed {FF44D3D6-192E-4C68-B609-8D704FC8A3FC}
    from reference list of driver store entry
    DIFXAPP: INFO: RETURN: DriverPackageInstallW (0x52)
    DIFXAPP: ERROR encountered while installing driver package C:\Program
    Files\MSN Messenger\Device Manager\WLPhoneC.inf
    DIFXAPP: InstallDriverPackages failed with error 0x52

    Why you (Microsoft developer) dont try to work around at this problem
    excluding this piece of the installation and make many people could use your
    program ??

    Why you cannot solve this from yourself (referred to Microsoft developer),
    make some test and try to avoid trouble at the common users?

    I know you have reached mine same conclusion making some test, but why you
    (still referred to Microsoft developer) simply stay at the windows and look
    us from above, laughing and dont work from a solution if you surely know the
    trouble?

    A really sad customer user...


    "" wrote:

    > I have the exact same issue. I've not even got a single messenger
    > installed yet 1603 is appearing constantly
    >
    > cutalian wrote:
    >
    > > i have the same problem...did u figure it out yet?
    > >
    > > "Marko" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Thanks for answer. When I install ver 7.5 evething goes nice. But when I try
    > > > 8 beta it goes to end without any error message. Rolls back and then comes
    > > > error:"Windows live messenger setup failed with error code 1603. Please go
    > > > to the windows live messenger website http://messenger.live.com to download
    > > > the latest version of windows live messenger.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > > Greetings Marko,
    > > > >
    > > > > 1603 is actually a generic Windows Installer error (basically it means
    > > > > "something went wrong"). Is there any other error codes appearing before
    > > > > or after the 1063 message?
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > Jonathan Kay
    > > > > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > > > > Associate Expert
    > > > > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    > > > > Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > > > > All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2006 Jonathan Kay.
    > > > > You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    > > > > --
    > > > >
    > > > > "Marko" <> wrote in message
    > > > > news:4475f074$0$24867$...
    > > > >> Hi
    > > > >>
    > > > >> I´m trying to install new beta messenger, but it always rollback and
    > > > >> gives error 1603. So can someone help me with this problem?
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Br,
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Marko
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    >
     
    Fl0ppy, Jul 25, 2006
    #5
  6. Marko

    Geobeo Guest

    Hello
    Also there is an easy way... for newbies. find a msi extractor i.e Less
    MSIerables, extract the msnmsgs.msi file.
    Then from the directory that you have extracted the msi run the msnmsgr.exe
    and the whole things works.
    For desparate users only
     
    Geobeo, Aug 10, 2006
    #6
  7. Marko

    Eramus Guest

    I also have been getting the same error whether I'm installing Messenger 7.5
    or Live Messenger 8.0 Beta. Before the installation rollback occurs in my
    case there is a mention of error code 2932 and that the installation package
    may be damaged. I've re-downloaded both installers and tried again with only
    the same result. Thanks for any feedback.
     
    Eramus, Aug 23, 2006
    #7
  8. Marko

    fabri Guest

    Hi

    I´m trying to install new messenger 8 live , but it every time rollback
    and gives
    error 1603. So can someone help me with this problem?

    my actual version's 7.5-
    i try to clena temp. files
    i try to stop all my programs that run during installation
    and i try this:
    1) Click Start > Run
    2) Type msiexec /unreg and press enter and wait until it appears to have
    finished.
    3) Go back to Start > Run
    4) Type msiexec /regserver and press enter.
    5) Try to install MSN Messenger 8 again.

    i try to use the utility Windows Installer Clean Up

    and muth more...but I CANNOT install messenger 8 live.

    thanks for all suggestion.
     
    fabri, Sep 3, 2006
    #8
  9. Marko

    susan celis Guest

    Re: Re: Live messenger error 1603

    hello,i change my email ad.

    > On Thursday, May 25, 2006 5:17 PM wrote:


    > Greetings Marko,
    >
    >
    >
    > 1603 is actually a generic Windows Installer error (basically it means "something went
    >
    >
    >
    > wrong"). Is there any other error codes appearing before or after the 1063 message?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    >
    > Jonathan Kay
    >
    >
    >
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    >
    >
    >
    > Associate Expert
    >
    >
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    >
    >
    >
    > Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    >
    >
    >
    > All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2006 Jonathan Kay.
    >
    >
    >
    > You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    >
    > "Marko" <> wrote in message news:4475f074$0$24867$...



    >> On Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:59 PM wrote:


    >> Hi
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I?m trying to install new beta messenger, but it always rollback and gives
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> error 1603. So can someone help me with this problem?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Br,
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Marko



    >>> On Friday, May 26, 2006 7:32 PM wrote:


    >>> Thanks for answer. When I install ver 7.5 evething goes nice. But when I try
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> 8 beta it goes to end without any error message. Rolls back and then comes
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> error:"Windows live messenger setup failed with error code 1603. Please go
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> to the windows live messenger website http://messenger.live.com to download
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> the latest version of windows live messenger.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> news:...



    >>>> On Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:50 AM wrote:


    >>>> I have the exact same issue. I've not even got a single messenger
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> installed yet 1603 is appearing constantly
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> cutalian wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I try
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> mes
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> go
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> load
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> fore
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> nd



    >>>>> On Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:45 AM wrote:


    >>>>> Hi to all,
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have the same problem. I made the same things you made and I got the
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> same error in the log.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I do not know the driver msn try to install is for an usb phone. I
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> think is a support for voice services.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> By the way I'm working for understanding why some computers encount
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> this problem.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If I will find a work-around I will post it here.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> (sorry for my bad english!)



    >>>>>> On Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:25 AM wrote:


    >>>>>> Ok, I found a solution.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> If you open the file MsnMsgs.msi contained in Install_messenger.exe
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> with the ORCA application from Microsoft. Opened I saw an entry called
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> MSIDriverPackages. Brutally removing this entry the msi package install
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Messenger into the system without stopping. Also the folder ...\MSN
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Messenger\Device Manager contain the information about WLPhoneC device.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> That's all, waiting for a MS solution...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Goodbye.



    >>>>>> Submitted via EggHeadCafe
    >>>>>> Microsoft LINQ Query Samples For Beginners
    >>>>>> http://www.eggheadcafe.com/training...erators/33/LINQ-Standard-Query-Operators.aspx
     
    susan celis, Dec 21, 2010
    #9
  10. Marko

    susan celis Guest

    Re: Re: Live messenger error 1603

    hello i change my email ad.

    > On Thursday, May 25, 2006 5:17 PM wrote:


    > Greetings Marko,
    >
    >
    >
    > 1603 is actually a generic Windows Installer error (basically it means "something went
    >
    >
    >
    > wrong"). Is there any other error codes appearing before or after the 1063 message?
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    >
    > Jonathan Kay
    >
    >
    >
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    >
    >
    >
    > Associate Expert
    >
    >
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    >
    >
    >
    > Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    >
    >
    >
    > All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2006 Jonathan Kay.
    >
    >
    >
    > You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    >
    > "Marko" <> wrote in message news:4475f074$0$24867$...



    >> On Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:59 PM wrote:


    >> Hi
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I?m trying to install new beta messenger, but it always rollback and gives
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> error 1603. So can someone help me with this problem?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Br,
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Marko



    >>> On Friday, May 26, 2006 7:32 PM wrote:


    >>> Thanks for answer. When I install ver 7.5 evething goes nice. But when I try
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> 8 beta it goes to end without any error message. Rolls back and then comes
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> error:"Windows live messenger setup failed with error code 1603. Please go
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> to the windows live messenger website http://messenger.live.com to download
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> the latest version of windows live messenger.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" <> wrote in message
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> news:...



    >>>> On Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:50 AM wrote:


    >>>> I have the exact same issue. I've not even got a single messenger
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> installed yet 1603 is appearing constantly
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> cutalian wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I try
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> mes
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> go
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> load
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> fore
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> nd



    >>>>> On Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:45 AM wrote:


    >>>>> Hi to all,
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have the same problem. I made the same things you made and I got the
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> same error in the log.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I do not know the driver msn try to install is for an usb phone. I
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> think is a support for voice services.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> By the way I'm working for understanding why some computers encount
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> this problem.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> If I will find a work-around I will post it here.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> (sorry for my bad english!)



    >>>>>> On Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:25 AM wrote:


    >>>>>> Ok, I found a solution.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> If you open the file MsnMsgs.msi contained in Install_messenger.exe
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> with the ORCA application from Microsoft. Opened I saw an entry called
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> MSIDriverPackages. Brutally removing this entry the msi package install
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Messenger into the system without stopping. Also the folder ...\MSN
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Messenger\Device Manager contain the information about WLPhoneC device.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> That's all, waiting for a MS solution...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Goodbye.



    >>>>>>> On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:11 AM susan celis wrote:


    >>>>>>> hello,i change my email ad.



    >>>>>>> Submitted via EggHeadCafe
    >>>>>>> Microsoft .NET DataBase Access For Beginners
    >>>>>>> http://www.eggheadcafe.com/training...Server-Oracle-DB2-Informix-Query-Samples.aspx
     
    susan celis, Dec 21, 2010
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