Antioch & PA Bear --
I'll post in the IE7 group...I started here as this occured as part of the
Windows Update, but this is leading to be more of a IE7 installation problem
vs. a Windows Update problem.
I have Googled on the error/fault codes:
IE7 --> 0x6b463f5e
DRWatson --> 0x0001295d
The IE7 fault has no hits (surprising!), while the DRWatson has some hits,
but reasons & references don't seem to correlate. Tried somethings (like
installing in Safe mode) with the same error.
I have downloaded the stand alone EXE, did the "/x" switch to just extract
the files, and run the IESETUP.EXE file with the same error.
I'd consider a fresh install, except that this IS a fresh (reformat)
install. I am rebuilding the laptop (too much junk had been collected over
the past 14-months, time to start fresh), and the only thing I have done is
perform Windows Update to patch the OS. This was about the fourth run...had
to patch the OS first, reboot, install SP2, reboot, more patches, reboot, and
now update IE7. I have been able to install all the windows update
patches/add-ons without a hitch except IE7. This isn't even a OEM build, but
an MSDN WinXP Home cd.
As for the links & reads...yes, I've read through them. The IE-VISTA
website (also referenced by PA Bear as Sandi's Tips) is an interesting read,
though outdated as much of it refers to IE7 Beta & Release Candidate. The
valuable tip was on the LOG files (c:\windows\ie7_main.log)...though my log
file doesn't provide any additional insight.
00:00.031: Started: 2007/10/30 (Y/M/D) 20:30:46.500 (local)
00:00.047: Time Format in this log: MM:ss.mmm (minutes:seconds.milliseconds)
00:00.063: Command line: "C:\Documents and Settings\Gracie\My
00:00.391: INFO: Acquired Package Installer Mutex
00:00.406: INFO: Operating System: Windows Workstation: 5.1.2600 (Service
00:00.781: INFO: Checking version for C:\Program Files\Internet
00:00.797: INFO: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe version:
00:00.828: INFO: Checking if iexplore.exe's current version is between
00:00.875: INFO: ...and 188.8.131.52...
00:00.922: INFO: Maximum version on which to run IEAK branding is:
00:00.953: INFO: iexplore.exe version check success. Install can proceed.
> You have not received a reply - the below may be the reason -
> IE7 questions should be posted to the Internet Explorer General newsgroup as
> below -
> In your Newsreader:
> If you need to use the Web Interface -
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities...orer. general
> Have you tried to Google the error/fault codes?
> Have you read, the rather long, installation advice in MS?
> Release notes.
> A good read here.
> Did you download from here?