Error in Ikernel.exe When You Install Programs By Using InstallShield


When you try to install a program that uses InstallShield, you may receive the following error message:
The install Shield engine "ikernel.exe" could not be launched -Error loading type library /dll


This issue may occur if one or more of the following files are missing from the Windows\System32 folder:
  • Stdole32.tlb
  • Stdole2.tlb
  • Stdole.tlb


To resolve this issue, expand the appropriate file from the Windows XP CD:
  1. Click Start, click Run, and then type CMD. Click OK.
  2. To change to the root folder of drive C, type
    cd\, and then press ENTER.
  3. Insert the Windows XP CD, type Expand
    , and then press ENTER, where filename is the name of the file that you want to expand and drive is the letter of the drive where Windows is installed.

    For help with the Expand command, type EXPAND /? at a command prompt.

Article ID: 810608 - Last Review: Oct 23, 2008 - Revision: 1