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

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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 cd_drive_letter:\i386\filename.tl_ drive:\Windows\system32\filename.tlb, 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: 12/08/2015 01:42:22 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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