Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fixing Error Code 1603 In Windows

Users of the Windows operating system may have encountered the error 1603 while trying to install the Windows Installer package in the Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating systems. The error message is as follows, “A fatal error occurred during installation”. This is just one of the many errors that can happen during the installation. You may encounter this error if the System account does not have the Full Control permissions in the path in which you would like to install the package.
You may get rid of this error by providing Full Control permissions to the System account. Make sure that you have logged in to the administrative account of the computer to do this. Otherwise, you will not be able to perform this operation.
This article discusses the steps to get rid of the error 1603. You may also contact the Windows tech support if you are not confident with following the steps.

Steps To Fix Error Code 1603
  • Turn on your computer and double-click on the My Computer icon in your desktop screen to open it.
  • After the My Computer window has opened, right-click on the drive where you would like to install the Windows Installer package. By default, it is the C drive. From the available options, select Properties.
  • In the Properties window, click on the Security tab.
  • Select the Add button.
  • Under the header Name, select SYSTEM. Click on the Add button and then on the OK button.
  • Under the sub heading Permissions, you will be able to locate the Full Control button. Check the Allow box next to the Full Control button.
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • If the operating system that you are using is Windows XP, place a check mark on Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects and click on the OK button. If you are using any other versions of the Windows operating system, check Reset permissions on all child objects and enable propagation of inheritable permissions. 
  • Click on the Yes button when you are prompted to do so.
  • After performing the above steps, double click on the installer package that was creating the error. You can notice that you no longer have any issues with the installer package.
These are the steps to get rid of the error code 1603. If you are not okay with fixing the error on your own, you may contact the Windows tech support for more assistance.