Repair Error 1628

What Is Installation Error 1628?

Installation Error 1628 is, as the name suggests, an installation error. When it occurs, a generic 1628 message is displayed to the user. When this message appears, it is either a problem with the install files or an issue with the InstallShield.

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Error Causes

Installation Error 1628 is caused because every Windows-based program or application has been designed that such that it has to be installed on the computer for use.

This installation process is important because it not only moves files to the appropriate location on one’s hard drive but also because the process creates registry entries in Windows System files.

A vast majority of these programs and applications have a built-in tool that’s responsible for aptly performing this installation. This built-in tool is the InstallShield.

This establishes that when this error occurs, it is either because of some unforeseen issue that occurred during the installation process or because of some problem with the InstallShield.

Further Information and Manual Repair

error 1628 fix

In order to keep this error from occurring in future, some recommendations are outlined below.

  • Check installation disc and determine if there are any smudges, scratches or fingerprints on it. If the system is unable to read data from the disc, Installation Error 1628 will be generated. In order to ensure that the Installation Disc is clean, use a microfiber cloth.Dampen it lightly with water and clean the disc. Wipe the inside of the disc lightly in outward direction, making sure that it is not wiped in the circular pattern. Try to reinstall the application or program after cleaning the disc. The issue should be resolved.However, if it persists, some problem may be with the InstallShield.
  • The alternative solution is to repair the InstallShield and the procedure goes as follows.
  1. Stop InstallShield’s running process. It may have been crashed and simply needs to be restarted. Now access task manager. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and the task manager will open. Now go to the processes tab and disable ‘idriver.exe’ and ‘msiexec.exe’ from here.
  2. Now go to ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files’. Here you will find the ‘InstallShield’ folder. Select ‘rename’ and modify folder name to ‘InstallShield1’. Confirm rename and start the installation process again. Now Windows will try to re-install any InstallShield files one needs.
  3. If the error persists after renaming the InstallShield folder, download the Windows Installer from Microsoft’s website. This file will determine whether or not your version is valid. Old versions often have bugs that cause problems. Your system is now ready to be used.

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