iKernel.exe wont run

July 18, 2011 at 23:35:15
Specs: Windows Vista , Intel Core 2 Duo T5750/2Gb ram
Trying to Uninstall a program via Vista Control Panel. "Uninstall/Change a Program" and I get the following error message "The Install Shield Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched. Class not Registered. I have run UniBlue Registry Booster and restarted the computer but no success. It worked OK yesterday.
Any advice would be much appreciated.

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August 9, 2011 at 23:23:34
This error is normally shown when using Install Shield to install programs, and is caused by various problems inside Windows. The most common cause of this error is down to the "Stdole32.tlb" file being damaged or corrupt. This file is a very important part of Windows, which is continually being used to help your PC install the various settings it needs to run. The only problem is that it's continually being damaged / corrupted. You also have registry errors and some other problems which lead to this iKernel.exe error.

The first thing to do to fix IKernel.exe is to reload this file from the Windows XP CD. As it's a main Windows component, the IKernel.exe file is stored on the Windows XP installation disc so that it can be placed on your PC if Windows wants to install it. To fix the error, it's advised you load up the XP CD inside the command-prompt and then use the "expand" command to transfer it to your PC.

After doing that, you should then use a 'registry cleaner' to clean out any of the errors or damaged settings that are likely causing this error. Registry cleaners clean through the "registry" database of your PC and fix the errors it has inside. This database is basically a central storage facility for all the files & settings your computer programs require to run. Because the registry is continually being used by your PC, it's often being saved in the wrong way, leading many of the programs that use it to have errors. IKernel.exe is one of these programs, and can be fixed quite easily by using a 'registry cleaner' to scan through all the registry errors your system might have, and fixing them.

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