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"Error. - 1603 Fatal Error during installation"

  1. #1

    Posts : 2

    "Error. - 1603 Fatal Error during installation"

    Hi All,

    This forum was recommended by a friend for honest and helpful answers. Hope someone can help me. I have only basic/medium computer skills so I have hit a wall with this problem. My laptop is hp and running windows 8.

    I have received software from a friend via CD. The software is Trimble Terramodel 10.12 - Software used for surveying and other Civil Engineering functions. When I load the CD, locate the set.exe file, and run it, the installing gets to approx. 45% and then stops and a window displays the message
    'Error: - 1603 Fatal error during installation
    Consult Windows Installer help (Msi.chm) or MSDN for more information'

    When I type the problem into google I am directed to download this, that, and the other to fix the problem which are obviously fake advertisements.

    My question is:
    1.) Is the setup file corrupted etc. and beyond repair?
    2.) If file can be repaired, can someone with limited computer skills such as myself do this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Hi pmitch123 and welcome to the forum! First question is this a copy or original CD? If a copy it could very well could be corrupted.

    Also, make sure all drivers are up to date including graphics, BIOS too. I would then run a memory test and see how that goes.

    You could try installing it in compatibility mode. Right click on the .exe and select "Troubleshoot compatibility".

    I see it was made for older OS here: Installing Terramodel 10.12
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 2

    Hi popeye,

    The copy I received is a copy.! All drivers are up to date as far as I can see.... tried running in compatibility mode but no joy.!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 1

    Terramodel Installation

    If you would like to send me an email ( with your address details I can send you the latest Terramodel Installation (10.61J) DVD.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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