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Win2K Pro msimn.exe has generated errors

By richard_barsby ·
Hi I have checked that the dbx files are not read only I have deleted the iuser dentities in the registry and still keep getting this error.

The system did have a virus which has been cleaned and tests clean with Norton,AVG,and trendmicros.

All the latest patches have been applied, it is using outlook express V6.

Any help would be welcome

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by ted_pas7 In reply to Win2K Pro msimn.exe has g ...

Your problem sounds like one I have recently encountered on a worker pc. I was able to resolve it by going back to Windows Update and reinstalling IE v6.0.

Give it a try and that may be all you need to do. When you reinstall IE it will verify your installation of Outlook Express.

Ted

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by richard_barsby In reply to

Hi thanks for that but it did not work, it says it is generating an error log where can i find this. Sorry I am a newbie other than 9x.

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by dmiles In reply to Win2K Pro msimn.exe has g ...

Ensure that your .DBX files are not Read Only
Your .DBX files are the store files for your Outlook Express folders. If your files are marked as Read Only, they cannot be accessed. An example of a cause of this would be if you recently restored the files from a backup on a CD-ROM. To remove the Read Only attribute, perform the following steps:
Click Start, click Find (or Search) and then click Files and Folders.
In the Name field, type *.dbx, and then set the search to include local hard drives.
Click Find Now or Search Now, and when the results are displayed, click the In Folder column heading to group items by location. Note the locations of the files found and then use Windows Explorer to navigate to the directory that contains your current store.
Right click the first file in the folder, click Properties, on the General tab, click to uncheck the Read Only check box, and then click OK.
Repeat step 4 for each file in the folder and test Outlook Express.


Regenerating the Identities Registry Key
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To regenerate the Identities registry key:
Click the Start button, click Run, and then type regedit. Click OK.
Browse through the registry to the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Identities

On the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
In the Save In box, click Desktop.
In the File Name box, type Identities, and then click Save.
In Registry Editor, right-click the Identities key, and then click Delete.
Quit Registry Editor, and then start Outlook Express to test functionality.
You can now restore your mail, addresses, and account settings.

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by richard_barsby In reply to

This is taken from the windows knowledge base which I have already done and it did not help.

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by Bughunter In reply to Win2K Pro msimn.exe has g ...

You can try using this run command;
C:\WINNT\System32\rundll32.exe setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance

or run the System File Checker utility, see the following site
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q222471.ASP&NoWebContent=1

or MS knowledgebase article 222471

This is a site that has a dbx fixer.
http://www.download-web.de/dc_detail.php3?fi_id=2601

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by richard_barsby In reply to

Hithankyou for your reply,

I have already done sfc to no avail,
I ran the dbx fixer to no avail,
the rundll returns an error "error in setupwbv.dll missing enrty:ie5maintenance"

I also tried ie6maintenance

Regards

Rich

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by Bughunter In reply to Win2K Pro msimn.exe has g ...

How about deleteing the dll cache? The cache is used as the storage for the "valid" system files that SFC uses. If the cache has a corrupted Outlook Express (msimn.exe) file and you try to re-install IE6 (which is the source of the msimn.exe file)then SFC will overwrite the new good file with the cached bad file.

sfc /purgecache command purges the file cache and scans all of the protected system files immediately. This command requires access to the Windows installation source files. This command is required after you run the /cachesize=x command.

sfc /cachesize=x command sets the file cache size in megabytes (MB). This command requires a reboot followed by a /purgecache command to adjust the size of the on-disk cache.

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by richard_barsby In reply to

Hi I am sorry this has not helped me.

Why when I delete the program Msimn.exe does it come back.

Rich

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by richard_barsby In reply to Win2K Pro msimn.exe has g ...

Hi I am sorry if I have caused any problems.

I did not know that the user account could not make changes.

I now have administrator account and will try again the nearest will get the points.

Rich

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