Error 1618 - Error Code 0x652
Windows Error Message 1618: 'ERROR_INSTALL_ALREADY_RUNNING'
Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install.
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Description of ErrorWindows error 1618 occurs whenever the user installs two or more processes at the same time, since the Windows Installer does not have the capacity to run simultaneous installations. The Windows Installer is one of the services offered by the Windows Operating System that allows the handling of all installation processes made on the userÇƒÙs computer. When the error appears, it provides the user with information advising the user that another installation is taking place and instructing the user to end other installation processes before proceeding to another. It is said that the error message informs the user the unsuccessful installation of the SQL Native Client.
Troubleshooting Error 1618
THE PROBLEMWhen error 1618 appears, the user is prevented from performing all processes connected with installation such as creating file copies in the userÇƒÙs hard disk, creating changes in registries and making desktop shortcuts. The user is also rendered incapable of exhibiting dialog boxes that can be used to inquire on preferred user installations.Errors on your system may be caused by invalid registry entries and outdated or corrupt drivers.
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THE SOLUTIONIn solving the Windows error 1618, the user must ensure that all other installation processes are first terminated. Once other installations are finished, the user should then have the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition or the SQL Server 2005 SP1 reinstalled in the computer. To prevent instances wherein double installation processes are simultaneously occurring, the user should avoid bundling into one package two or more Windows Installer packages.
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