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Error Code 23

Error Code 23

Problem:
 

The following error halts the installation of Libronix:

Error Code 23: Cannot initiate the Windows Installer

This error occurs because the Windows Installer has become unregistered.

Solution:
 

Unregister and re-register the Windows Installer:

Windows Vista

  1. Click on the Start button and click into the Start Search field.
  2. Type cmd.exe. When cmd.exe (or cmd) appears at the top of the Start Menu under Programs, right-click on the filename and choose Run as administrator.
    • If a User Account Control (UAC) window appears asking for permission, click Continue.
    • A command prompt window will open.
  3. Type msiexec -unregister, and press Enter.
  4. Type msiexec -regserver and press Enter.
  5. Type Exit and press Enter to close the window.
  6. Reattempt the installation.

Windows 2000 and XP

  1. Click on Start | Run, type C:\Windows\System32\msiexec -unregister, and click OK.
  2. Repeat step 1 with this command C:\Windows\System32\msiexec -regserver and click OK.
  3. Reattempt the installation.

Windows 98 and ME

  1. Click on Start | Run, type command, and click OK
  2. In the MS-DOS window type: cd c:\windows\system and press Enter.
  3. Type msiexec –unregister and press Enter.
  4. Type msiexec –regserver and press Enter.
  5. Type Exit and press Enter to close the window.
  6. Reattempt the installation.
Last Updated: 4/20/2012