Sometimes MCEBuddy Installer will run into various issues while installing or uninstalling the application. Listed below are some of the common error messages and resolution steps. Please make sure you DO NOT SKIP any step and ORDER is very important.

  1. ALWAYS perform a complete uninstall of the previous version of MCEBuddy before installing a new version.
  2. ALWAYS delete the previous installation of MCEBuddy (by default in the C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x) before installing a new version of MCEBuddy.

How do I do a clean install of MCEBuddy

  1. Uninstall MCEBuddy from the Start Menu or the Uninstall Programs Shortcut (Control Panel)
  2. Delete the MCEBuddy Service: Find cmd.exe or command.exe in the Start Menu -> Accessories. RIGHT CLICK on it and select "Run as Administrator".
    In the command prompt type sc stop MCEBuddy2x and press Enter. This should stop the MCEBuddy service.
    Now type sc delete MCEBuddy2x and press Enter. This should delete the MCEBuddy service. Do not worry if it gives an error saying service does not exist. NOTE: If you do not run as an administrator then the service deletion will fail and MCEBuddy will not install.
  3. Delete the installation directory (usually C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x) - you will have to check where MCEBuddy was installed
  4. Delete the backup configuration files stored by MCEBuddy. Open the folder %HOMEPATH% (this is a windows variable, just type that into your Run Prompt or Windows Explorer). Delete the following 3 files if found, mcebuddy.conf, profiles.conf and history
  5. Reboot the computer
If you're facing the following error while trying to uninstall/install MCEBuddy, "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable", this is due to a Windows Installer corruption and you need to follow the instructions here:

How do I do a manually uninstall MCEBuddy

Follow the below steps to manually remove MCEBuddy. CAUTION: ADVANCED EXPERIENCED REQUIRED OR YOU MAY END UP MAKING WINDOWS UNSABLE

  1. Stop the MCEBuddy2x service from the windows service manager (Run Services.msc) and close the MCEBuddy GUI/Application
  2. Delete the MCEBuddy2x folder from the Program Files folder
  3. Start an Administrative command prompt (right click on cmd.exe or command.exe and select Run as Administrator), type sc delete mcebuddy
  4. ONLY DO THIS STEP IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR ON HOW TO OPERATE THE REGISTRY. IT CAN STOP YOUR COMPUTER FROM OPERATING IF YOU MAKE ANY MISTAKES. Open the Registry, navigate to the following registry keys, search for and delete entries or keys as appropriate with MCEBuddy2x in them
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Assemblies\ (delete keys)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\ (delete key)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders (delete entries)
  5. Reboot the computer
If you're facing the following error while trying to uninstall/install MCEBuddy, "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable", this is due to a Windows Installer corruption and you need to follow the instructions here:

MCEBuddy Engine does not start . Windows Event Viewer has the following Error System.ServiceModel.AddressAlreadyInUseException: There is already a listener on IP endpoint 0.0.0.0:23332

CAUSE

MCEBuddy wasn't uninstalled properly and did not remove the service properly.

RESOLUTION

  1. Uninstall and reinstall MCEBuddy
  2. If that does not work, then follow the procedures for a clean install

 

MCEBuddy Engine does not start . Windows Event Viewer contains the following error --> This access control list is not in canonical form and therefore cannot be modified.

CAUSE

MCEBuddy wasn't uninstalled properly and left the directory in a corrupted state.

RESOLUTION

  1. Uninstall and reinstall MCEBuddy
  2. If that does not work, then follow the procedures for a clean install

 

Service name already exists

CAUSE

Previous uninstallation was not clean and the MCEBuddy service was left behind so the new installation cannot complete until the old service is removed.

RESOLUTION

  1. Delete the MCEBuddy Service: Find cmd.exe or command.exe in the Start Menu -> Accessories. RIGHT CLICK on it and select "Run as Administrator". In the command prompt type sc stop MCEBuddy2x and press Enter. This should stop the MCEBuddy service. Now type sc delete MCEBuddy2x and press Enter. This should delete the MCEBuddy service. Do not worry if it gives an error saying service does not exist. NOTE: If you do not run as an administrator then the service deletion will fail and MCEBuddy will not install.
  2. Delete the entire installation directory (by default in the C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x).
  3. Now try to install the new version of MCEBuddy

While UnInstalling it gives an error, Service Does Not Exist

CAUSE

Some antivirus programs such as Norton mistakenly identify MCEBuddy as an unwanted service and delete it. This causes the uninstallation to fail.

RESOLUTION

  1. Goto Control Panel -> Uninstall a program
  2. Select MCEBuddy and click Change and Select Repair
  3. After the Repair is complete you can now UnInstall MCEBuddy

 

 

When installing I get an error message "The configuration data for this product is corrupt. Contact your support personnel"

CAUSE

When the previous version was uninstalled the Windows Installer left corrupted data in the registry

RESOLUTION

  1. NOTE: THIS ASSUMES YOU KNOW HOW TO USE REGEDIT TO EDIT THE REGISTRY. THIS IS AN ADVANCED CONCEPT AND RENDER YOUR OS IMPAIRED IF USED INCORRECTLY
  2. Open the registry editor by typing in "regedit.exe" in the Run from the Start Menu
  3. Navigate to the registry key -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Installer\Products\
  4. Find and DELETE any/all of the following keys, depending upon which version(s) of MCEBuddy you had installed/tried installing earlier:
    • MCEBuddy 32bit Key -> 24C2BB9D-EEDB-449D-AD22-24CFFD29B43E
    • MCEBuddy 64bit Key -> 0D3796AA-D867-4278-AEBC-3616AD1F7C3A
    • MCEBuddy Remote Client Key -> 52306C3E-A88E-4A36-8A31-164BA14B81C6
  5. Close the registry editor, install MCEBuddy now

 

I have a port conflict on my local machine (port is already in use)

CAUSE

Another program is using the port used by MCEBuddy. By default MCEBuddy uses port 23332 for communication.

RESOLUTION

  1. Open MCEBuddy.conf
  2. In the section [Engine], change the LocalServerPort to another port number which is not used by any other application (choose from 1 to 65534) (try a random port number greater than 1024 if your don't know which ports are used)
  3. Reboot the computer OR Restart the MCEBuddy service (Control Panel -> Services -> MCEBuddy 2x -> Right click and select Restart)

 

An exception occurred in the OnInstallAfter event handler of System.ServiceProcess.ServiceInstaller. --> This access conrol list is not in canonical form and therefore cannot be modified

CAUSE

MCEBuddy tries to create the temp and log directories after installation. Sometime there is a security conflict with the previous version of MCEBuddy and the new version cannot create/delete the directories.

RESOLUTION

  1. Delete the MCEBuddy Service: Find cmd.exe or command.exe in the Start Menu -> Accessories.
    RIGHT CLICK on it and select "Run as Administrator". In the command prompt type sc stop MCEBuddy2x and press Enter. This should stop the MCEBuddy service.
    Now type sc delete MCEBuddy2x and press Enter. This should delete the MCEBuddy service. Do not worry if it gives an error saying service does not exist. NOTE: If you do not run as an administrator then the service deletion will fail and MCEBuddy will not install.
  2. Delete the entire installation directory (by default in the C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x).
  3. Now try to install the new version of MCEBuddy
 

 

 

Last edited Mar 27, 2016 at 1:51 AM by rboy1, version 17