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Old May 11th 05, 06:12 PM
Borisgoodenough
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Default FrontPage won't run or reinstall after Windows 98SE reinstall

After many system problems, I recently reinstalled Windows 98SE and created a
new registry. Of course, this has meant reinstalling the applications to
create entries in the new registry, even though the program files are
still on the hard drive.

But FrontPage 2002 won't reinstall. I'd purchased the upgrade version, for
FrontPage 98 (and long-since pitched the FP98 disk). The FrontPage 2002 disk
starts Window Installer, then halt with the message: This patch package
could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can
access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid
Windows Installer patch package.

Trying to start the existing installation of FP2002 directly from
frontpg.exe, it halts with the message: A required DLL file, fpcutl.dll, was
not found. (The file actually DOES exist in the Office10 subdirectory, but
obviously the necessary registry entries to find it are missing.)

Suggestions on how to proceed? TIA!
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Old May 11th 05, 09:01 PM
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Borisgoodenough wrote:
Suggestions on how to proceed? TIA!


Upgrade your windows installer.

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Old May 11th 05, 09:37 PM
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Is Microsoft Office involved...?...

http://search.support.microsoft.com/...dv=1&spid=1139 MSKB
Search "Verify that the patch package exists"; FrontPage 2000; This
Product Only; Full Text; All Words; Anytime; produces...

Full-file version update may request Office source files
(840169) - Describes an issue where you may be prompted to provide the
Office source files when you install a full file version of an Office
hotfix or update.
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;840169


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"Borisgoodenough" wrote in
message ...
| After many system problems, I recently reinstalled Windows 98SE and
created a
| new registry. Of course, this has meant reinstalling the applications
to
| create entries in the new registry, even though the program files are
| still on the hard drive.
|
| But FrontPage 2002 won't reinstall. I'd purchased the upgrade version,
for
| FrontPage 98 (and long-since pitched the FP98 disk). The FrontPage
2002 disk
| starts Window Installer, then halt with the message: This patch
package
| could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you
can
| access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a
valid
| Windows Installer patch package.
|
| Trying to start the existing installation of FP2002 directly from
| frontpg.exe, it halts with the message: A required DLL file,
fpcutl.dll, was
| not found. (The file actually DOES exist in the Office10
subdirectory, but
| obviously the necessary registry entries to find it are missing.)
|
| Suggestions on how to proceed? TIA!


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Old May 12th 05, 02:36 AM
glee
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If you have not yet upgraded the Windows Installer, first try using the Windows
Installer CleanUp Utility only on the FrontPage installation, per the instructions
he

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290301

Some of the info here will apply to your FrontPage problem as well:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=3...25120121120120
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After many system problems, I recently reinstalled Windows 98SE and created a
new registry. Of course, this has meant reinstalling the applications to
create entries in the new registry, even though the program files are
still on the hard drive.

But FrontPage 2002 won't reinstall. I'd purchased the upgrade version, for
FrontPage 98 (and long-since pitched the FP98 disk). The FrontPage 2002 disk
starts Window Installer, then halt with the message: This patch package
could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can
access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid
Windows Installer patch package.

Trying to start the existing installation of FP2002 directly from
frontpg.exe, it halts with the message: A required DLL file, fpcutl.dll, was
not found. (The file actually DOES exist in the Office10 subdirectory, but
obviously the necessary registry entries to find it are missing.)

Suggestions on how to proceed? TIA!


 




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