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Failed to Install ISKernel Files

  1. #1


    chuckside Guest

    Failed to Install ISKernel Files

    I am attempting to install a driver for my Sprint Wireless card and I am
    getting this Error message:

    "Failed to Install ISKernel Files"
    Make sure you have appropriate priveleges on this machine.

    Does anyone know why this is happening? Can you tell me how to get these
    ISKernel files?

    Please help!

    -Chuck

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  2. #2


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Failed to Install ISKernel Files

    Hi Chuckside--

    I searched the Sprint Support side as you probably have and found no joy for
    this error searching it many ways. Searching the error in general, I have
    seen answers to Sprint card users that say:
    http://community.macrovision.com/arc...?t-147765.html

    http://www.vista64.net/forums/vista-...s-machine.html

    "This is an issue with that being the 10.0 InstallScript engine merge module
    being installed.

    We are planning on issuing an update in the near future that will provide
    the new merge module that should fix this.

    I'm sorry for the inconvenience."

    That answer for a Sprint card user was given at the bottom of the link and
    for other hits for this error.

    My attitude is that if a Sprint card can't be used because it now evokes
    that kind of an error, and if there is in truth no current fix, I'd switch
    to another carrier or card if it would work. Yet thousands of people are
    walking around with Sprint cards.

    If there is a way to run the installation "as admin" where you confront an
    executable that can be right clicked to "run as admin" try that.

    CH


    "chuckside" <chuckside@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E9BBC862-377E-4219-BF24-1D3C7AA3C351@microsoft.com...
    >I am attempting to install a driver for my Sprint Wireless card and I am
    > getting this Error message:
    >
    > "Failed to Install ISKernel Files"
    > Make sure you have appropriate priveleges on this machine.
    >
    > Does anyone know why this is happening? Can you tell me how to get these
    > ISKernel files?
    >
    > Please help!
    >
    > -Chuck



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  3. #3


    intmd8or Guest

    RE: Failed to Install ISKernel Files

    I see posts on this topic dating back to 6/18/2006 and do not see a
    resolution listed.. I am experiencing the same problem with my sprint
    wireless aircard and would like to know if anyone has solved it yet. I called
    sprint and they told me that the connection manager installer should work
    with vista. I already exchanged one laptop thinking I might have had a
    defective one but the issue still remains. Can anyone help me?

    "chuckside" wrote:

    > I am attempting to install a driver for my Sprint Wireless card and I am
    > getting this Error message:
    >
    > "Failed to Install ISKernel Files"
    > Make sure you have appropriate priveleges on this machine.
    >
    > Does anyone know why this is happening? Can you tell me how to get these
    > ISKernel files?
    >
    > Please help!
    >
    > -Chuck


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  4. #4


    Joe Guidera Guest

    Re: Failed to Install ISKernel Files

    Are you attempting to install connection manager as an administrator? It
    should try to do that automatically but may not be. Download the
    installation program, save it to disk then RIGHT click on it and choose "run
    as administrator"

    Joe

    "intmd8or" <intmd8or@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    newsE872A31-AE30-493B-8263-CAF5038E6E0E@microsoft.com...
    >I see posts on this topic dating back to 6/18/2006 and do not see a
    > resolution listed.. I am experiencing the same problem with my sprint
    > wireless aircard and would like to know if anyone has solved it yet. I
    > called
    > sprint and they told me that the connection manager installer should work
    > with vista. I already exchanged one laptop thinking I might have had a
    > defective one but the issue still remains. Can anyone help me?
    >
    > "chuckside" wrote:
    >
    >> I am attempting to install a driver for my Sprint Wireless card and I am
    >> getting this Error message:
    >>
    >> "Failed to Install ISKernel Files"
    >> Make sure you have appropriate priveleges on this machine.
    >>
    >> Does anyone know why this is happening? Can you tell me how to get these
    >> ISKernel files?
    >>
    >> Please help!
    >>
    >> -Chuck



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  5. #5


    intmd8or Guest

    Re: Failed to Install ISKernel Files

    I am installing direct from the Sprint CD and when I right click on the
    program, there is no option for run as administrator.

    "Joe Guidera" wrote:

    > Are you attempting to install connection manager as an administrator? It
    > should try to do that automatically but may not be. Download the
    > installation program, save it to disk then RIGHT click on it and choose "run
    > as administrator"
    >
    > Joe
    >
    > "intmd8or" <intmd8or@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > newsE872A31-AE30-493B-8263-CAF5038E6E0E@microsoft.com...
    > >I see posts on this topic dating back to 6/18/2006 and do not see a
    > > resolution listed.. I am experiencing the same problem with my sprint
    > > wireless aircard and would like to know if anyone has solved it yet. I
    > > called
    > > sprint and they told me that the connection manager installer should work
    > > with vista. I already exchanged one laptop thinking I might have had a
    > > defective one but the issue still remains. Can anyone help me?
    > >
    > > "chuckside" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I am attempting to install a driver for my Sprint Wireless card and I am
    > >> getting this Error message:
    > >>
    > >> "Failed to Install ISKernel Files"
    > >> Make sure you have appropriate priveleges on this machine.
    > >>
    > >> Does anyone know why this is happening? Can you tell me how to get these
    > >> ISKernel files?
    > >>
    > >> Please help!
    > >>
    > >> -Chuck

    >


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  6. #6


    maccollins Guest

    Re: Failed to Install ISKernel Files


    Right-click the command prompt icon.
    Choose Run as Administrator.
    Type the following at the prompt: msiexec /i
    c:\<filepath>\<sprint-install>.ini
    <filepath> example: c:\mydocs\downloads\
    <Sprint-install>: The Sprint msi file you are "double-clicking" to
    install.

    Hope this helps!
    MAC


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  7. #7


    intmd8or Guest

    Re: Failed to Install ISKernel Files

    Thanks for all the help on this but I think that if Vista is that difficult
    to work with, I will forget it.. I took the computer back for a refund.. I
    will buy a used xp model before going thru all that to install my programs..
    I did not get a single program that I have been using on past windows
    versions to install on this new computer. Without my business software, it is
    useless to me. and I am not spending another 5 grand or son on software that
    will work on Vista.

    Rich

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