Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Installation Incomplete - The installer was interrupted before could be installed. (Visual Studio Web Setup Project)

Recently,the asp.net software i maintained crashed down and can't be opened by the browsers (IE,Firefox and chrome). I tried different kinds of solutions but they don't work. So,i tried the steps below to re-install the web setup package with the error provided as the title of the post.
Culprit: virus attack[dangerous or high risk worm/trojan]
Solution:
1. Repair windows xp sp2 (using installer cd) XP Repair Install
Note: I performed only steps 1-6
2. After repairing, I uninstalled the IIS
3. Delete the current Inetpub folder in Drive C:\ [make sure to backup any files in the Inetpub folder]
4. Then restart PC after performing steps 2-3
5. Re-install IIS using windows xp sp2 cd
6. Register asp.net 2.0 from command prompt
c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.50727>aspnet_regiis -i
7. Restart PC/Server
8. Continue Installing VS Web Setup Project

Note: This may also apply to Windows 2003 server or new Windows OS.

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