Fatal error occurred during installation

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Hello Trouble shooters,

I am getting this error message whenever I am process of installing software in the computer. I am getting this same error for everything, so I think there is a problem with the operating system. I am not aware of any technical issue, just using practical knowledge. What will be the root cause of this error? Please explain in detail. Thanks.

Fatal error during installation.



Answered By 10 points N/A #183603

Fatal error occurred during installation


There could be various reasons for this error as follows: –

  • The software/program you are trying to install already exist.
  • You do not have administrative privilege in the system you are trying to install.
  • Some machine-specific issues:

    • Lack of disk space available for installation.
    • The temp directory is not clean.
    • A certain system file on the machine is locked.
    • The OS drive do not have sufficient space
    • Could not start the Windows Installer service on Local Computer
  • Application Specific errors
  • Virus attack

Proposed Solutions: –

  • Remove files of earlier installations (Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management).
  • Ensure full Admin privilege on the system.
  • Run windows diagnostic program to identify & correct any machine specific issues.
  • Ensure that you scan your system thoroughly with licensed Antivirus.
  • Verify all drive spaces ensure that you at least have couple of GB free space available in each drive.

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