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Missing mscoree.dll: What Does This Mean?

by Mondler / February 27, 2004 11:38 PM PST

Hi. My computer has been working fine lately, but when I rebooted just a few minutes ago, I felt that it was moving a bit slower than before. So I ran Norton Systemworks One Button Checkup just to see if I was fine. It found a problem:

Missing file: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Professional\Runtime\0701\Intel32\DotNetInstaller.exe" cannot access a necessary file "mscoree.dll."

It refuses to autorepair it.

So I was wondering, does anyone know what this does and how it might be restored? Is this a major problem?

Thanks so much!

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Re:Re:Missing mscoree.dll: What Does This Mean?
by Mondler / February 28, 2004 8:33 AM PST

Thank you Larry. Glad it isn't a big problem. I was worried for a while there. Happy

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Re:Missing mscoree.dll: What Does This Mean?
by kenneth11414 / October 29, 2004 7:21 AM PDT

So if I do install .NET update from Windows Update will it resolve the problem from Nortons? Thanks

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Re:Missing mscoree.dll: What Does This Mean?
by A.L. / February 28, 2004 3:27 AM PST
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Re:Re:Missing mscoree.dll: What Does This Mean?
by Mondler / February 28, 2004 8:32 AM PST

Thank you, Ann. I've bookmarked that for the future. Happy Much appreciated.

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Had the same issue...
by Paul C / February 28, 2004 8:39 PM PST

...and downloaded the .zip file for that dll and unzipped it to my c:\windows\system32 folder. Problem solved...

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Re: Missing mscoree.dll: What Does This Mean?
by Jason Yeong / November 26, 2004 10:49 AM PST

You received this error message after running a diagnostic scan using antivirus software, such as Norton AntiVirus or Norton WinDoctor. Some diagnostic software recognizes DotNetInstaller.exe as a .NET application that depends on the .NET Framework and reports it. DotNetInstaller.exe is a .NET application that is used when an installation is installing .NET assemblies. InstallShield installs DotNetInstaller.exe as part of its engine files. DotNetInstaller.exe does not work on systems that do not have the .NET Framework, but the file is cached with the InstallShield engine files just in case it is needed in the future when the .NET Framework is installed. It is technically correct, but InstallShield always checks for the Framework before trying to use it. You can safely ignore this message.

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