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Error: Internal Error 2744

Error Message

During the installation of ArcGIS 8, Windows returns the following errors:

"Internal Error 2744.ESRI_ArcMap_REGSEVER,
C:\arcgis\arcexe81\bin\arcmap.exe, /RegServer"

"Internal Error 2744.ESRI_ArcCatalog_REGSEVER,
C:\arcgis\arcexe81\bin\arccatalog.exe, /RegServer"

Cause

The libraries in C:\WINNT\System32 being called by the ArcGIS installation can not be registered.

Solution or Workaround

Warning:
The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.

Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions; therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.
  1. Use the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs to remove any entry for any version of ArcGIS.
  2. Upgrade the Microsoft Data Acess Components (MDAC).
  3. Register the DLLs in C:\WINNT\System32.
    Warning:	
    The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.
    
    ESRI cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions. Therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.
    To register the DLLs in C:\WINNT\System32 copy the script below into a text file.

    @echo Registering files...
    @for %%f in (*.dll) do start /wait regsvr32 /s "%%f"
    @for %%f in (*.olb) do start /wait regsvr32 /s "%%f"
    @for %%f in (*.ocx) do start /wait regsvr32 /s "%%f"
    @echo Registering Help files...
    cd ..\help
    @for %%f in (*.olb) do start /wait regsvr32 /s "%%f"

    Name the file registerdll.bat and save it in C:\WINNT\System32. From Windows Explorer, double-click on C:\WINNT\System32\registerdll8.bat to register the DLLs.
  4. Run the VBA installs from the ArcGIS Desktop CD:
    <CD-ROM_drive>:\Support\VBA6\ArcMap_vba.msi
    and 
    <CD-ROM_drive>:\Support\VBA6\ArcCatalog_vba.msi
  5. Reinstall ArcGIS using the cleanup switch.
  6. Click Start > Run and execute the following commands:
    Code:
    <drive>:\arcgis\arcexe81\bin\arcmap.exe  /RegServer 
    Code:
    <drive>:\arcgis\arcexe81\bin\arccatalog.exe  /RegServer 

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