ISScript.msi Error: Fixing a Problem that Takes Away Your Control
Anyone who receives an ISScript.msi error knows it right away. When this occurs, it is impossible to install or uninstall any programs putting your computer into a virtual stalemate.
What is an ISScript.msi Error?
A .msi extension is one that is exclusive to the Microsoft installer program known as InstallShield that is on your computer. Therefore when you are receiving an ISScript.msi error it is a certain error with your InstallShield explaining why you won’t be able to install or uninstall any programs. The actual error is one with the script engine of your InstallShield, which is evident by the extension name itself. The telltale sign of this problem is a pop up error message stating there is a script engine that is missing.
What Causes an ISScript.msi Error?
An ISScript.msi error can occur for a couple of different reasons. The file itself may have accidentally been deleted in which case it will be missing in action. Another cause could be that the file is old and outdated or just corrupted resulting in the same status.
How to Fix an ISScript.msi Error
As there are a couple of different scenarios for the cause of the ISScript.msi error you are receiving, there will likewise be a couple of different solutions. Your actual solution will depend on your actual cause, but simply try each solution and see which one works for you.
Solution 1: Restore Deleted File
- Double click the Recycling Bin icon on your desktop.
- View all the files that are contained in the folder.
- If you see ISScript.msi, then highlight it.
- Click Restore.
- Restart your computer to allow changes to take effect.
- Attempt to install or uninstall a program and see if problem persists.
Solution 2: Install the ISScript.msi Script Engine
- Verify the script engine you should be using.
- Right click the file you want to install.
- Click Properties.
- In the Properties window click the Version tab.
- Notate the File Version number.
- Go to http://consumerdocs.installshield.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=Q108158&sliceId=1
- Select appropriate script engine according to what you notated for download.
- Click Open when prompted.
- When you see a ZIP folder, double click it to initiate the download.
- Follow instructions that are given.
- Click Finish when prompted at the end of the installation.
- Restart your computer.
- Attempt to install or uninstall and see if problem persists.
This will hopefully fix your ISScript.msi error problems and allow you to once again control the programs on your computer. Good luck!
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