Setup.exe Return Values and Run-Time Errors (InstallScript Projects)

InstallShield 2012 Spring

Project: This information applies to InstallScript projects.

Setup.exe may produce error messages if it cannot start properly. In most cases, you will encounter these messages when a severe error occurs. Rarely will your end users see these messages.

You can capture these return values when you call the CreateProcess API to launch Setup.exe, or use a batch file to launch Setup.exe.

When you get an error message, it appears in a message box. Every error message has a number. These are InstallScript system error messages, and there is no way to suppress them in your script. The following table describes each of these error messages:

Run-time Errors and Return Values for InstallScript Projects

Error/Return Value

Description

3010

The installation required a restart but the installation is not initiating the restart. In this case, the installation completed with BATCH_INSTALL set to a non-zero value, but the System function was not called.

Note that Setup.exe returns this value only if the installation was successful and was not cancelled (that is, the installation did not end via the abort keyword). Otherwise, the appropriate error value or ISERR_SETUP_CANCELED is returned.

The constant for this return value is ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED.

1641

This return value occurs if the installation itself is restarting the machine because the System function was called—typically as a result of the SdFinishReboot function calling System internally.

Note that Setup.exe returns this value only if the installation was successful and was not cancelled (that is, the installation did not end via the abort keyword). Otherwise, the appropriate error value or ISERR_SETUP_CANCELED is returned.

The constant for this return value is ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_INITIATED.

0

The installation exited with the exit keyword.

0x80042000

The installation exited with the abort keyword because the end user canceled the installation.

The constant for this return value is ISERR_SETUP_CANCELED.

0x80040708

Unable to create required engine components. Check whether you have appropriate privileges to create COM components.

Note: This error message may include an additional error number and error string indicating more specific error information returned by the operating system.

-5001

Generic error

-5002

Failed reading media header.

-5003

Failed installing kernel.

-5004

Failed starting kernel.

-5005

Failed opening CAB.

-5006

Failed installing support.

-5007

Failed setting text substitution.

-5008

Failed initializing installation information.

-5009

Failed getting installation driver.

-5010

Failed initializing properties.

-5011

Failed running installation driver.

-5012

Failed uninstalling support.

-5013

Failed to extract file from setup boot file.

-5014

Failed to download file (occurs only when saving installation files during an Internet installation).

-5017

Could not clone the installation.

-6001

Failed starting the setup launcher.

-6002

Failed finding the setup launcher.

-6003

Failed loading the setup launcher.

-6004

Failed verifying the signature of setup launcher.

-6005

Failed installing the setup launcher to proper location.

-6006

Failed extracting setup launcher.

Typically, any time one of the error messages in the previous table is displayed, it is accompanied by one of the HRESULT values in the following table. These HRESULT values provide additional information about the cause of the error.

HRESULT Values Associated with Setup.exe Run-time Errors

HRESULT

Meaning

0x80041F40

Cannot find corecomp.in.i

0x80041F41

corecomp.ini is empty or corrupted.

0x80041F42

Cannot load the .dll file inIsCoGetClassObject.

0x80042328

Media is not signed.

0x80042329

Certificate is invalid.

0x8004232A

Digital signature is invalid.

0x8004232B

Space is insufficient.

0x80042A94

The specified opType's main opsequence is not present in the log, such as when an old file is opened with the new engine, and the new (engine) code tries to get an opsequence for the newly introduced opType.

0x80042A95

Failed to (re)construct a feature log's full ID.

0x80042A96

A log operation was attempted without opening the log file.

0x80042A97

Internal opsequence structure initialization failed.

0x80042A98

General failure in Opsequence::GetNext

0x80042A99

General failure in Opsequence::Pop

0x80042A9A

General failure in Opsequence::insert_sequencetuple

0x80042A9B

General failure in Opsequence::delete_sequencetuple

0x80042A9C

Property initialization failure - could occur when setting/getting a property in the LogDB or Feature object.

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