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Old 02-12-2007, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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when i look at the processes on my comp, i noticed about 8 various 'IKernal.exe' files running simultanoisly. iv never seen them before, and am just wondering if they are normal. cheers
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if it was iKernel.exe (note the spelling) then you were probably installing something at the time
is it still there after installation finished?
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i had been trying to unistall a few things through the add/remove software bit in controll panel, but the install sheild wizard kept hanging before i could unistall anything, and i had to end task it. it must have just hung around. is there any reason that my install sheild wizard would do this? i have tried to uninstall various applications, and install them (i was trying to update my graphics cards software when it first ahppened, so then tried to uninstall what was already there first, and it happened again). my comp is pretty messed up at the mo. cheers btw!
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yeah, sometimes when an install/uninstall prog hangs, it leaves behind misc processes
remove the processes manually before trying another install/uninstall

winblows doesn't like to install more than one thing at a time, so it will continue to hang until you remove those entries
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Actually, Ikernal is the installshield script engine. The application will run mutilple times, it's the MSI engine that will hang.
If you happen to have another install/uninstall hang, kill Ikernal not msiexec and it should either resume or terminate.
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installshield keeps hanging. when i try to end the ikernal.exe nothing happens. i click 'end process' in it multiple times but nothing happens. can i try anything else to make it work?
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what programs are you attempting to uninstall? try safe mode, or reinstall windows installer
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never though of safemode actually i will give it ago, but think i might need to re-install windows. cheers for the help guys.
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