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[Solved] downloading problems on win 98 {unfinished setup}

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by thered, Dec 17, 2001.

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  1. thered

    thered Thread Starter

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    when i have attempted to download IE5.5, i get the message "a previous program installation was never completed. you need to restart your computer to complete that installation before running internet net explorer setup. setup will now close." i read recently where another person had the same problem and it was suggested to her to download 5.01 instead of 5.5, as 5.5 has bugs and problems. i tried to download 5.01 and received the same message listed above. unfortunately, the dsl provider that i just signed up with, requires that i have IE5.5. please help!!!

    thanks,

    thered
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    Go to find files and do a search for wininit.ini. Rename it to wininit.old I am not sure whether or not you need to reboot.

    Be careful. There is a file named wininit.exe and this is needed to start Windows. Do not delete this by mistake.
     
  3. tosim33

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    I'm running v5.5 with WIN98SE and have had absolutely no problems with it.
     
  4. thered

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    thanks mosaic1, but no go. i got a bit frustrated and had to throw my computer out the fifteenth story window, but i ran down and caught it in time. any other suggestions? i get the same error message as originally stated.
     
  5. Mosaic1

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    Did you find a wininit.ini?
    Try this . Boot the computer and hold the CTRL Button until you get the boot menu. Choose Command Prompt Only.
    At the C:\>
    type wininit.exe and press enter
    At the next prompt type exit to start windows.
    See if that works. Also, check again to be sure wininit.ini is gone.


    Delete Windows\Temp and your Temporary Internet Files.
     
  6. thered

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    you were absolutely right, wininit.ini was still there lurking. i deleted it and everything went smoothly with the download of IE5.5. thanks for all of your assistance!
     
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    thered,
    You're welcome. Thanks for posting back. Happy Holidays.

    Mo
     
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