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JSI Tip 3860. Windows 2000 'Add/Remove Programs' issues Mshta.exe error?

When you use Control Panel / Add\Remove Programs, you receive:

Mshta.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows.

To fix this problem:

1. Open a CMD prompt and type:


NOTE: You may be prompted for the CD-ROM. See tip 2076.

If this does not resolve the issue, do an inplace upgrade of Windows 2000 and reapply your latest Service Pack and Hotfixes.

NOTE: Other Add/Remove Programs applet problems are documented at:

Tip 2764. Windows 2000 Add/Remove Programs tool displays incorrectly?
Tip 6002. You cannot Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel?
Tip 5001. Installing IE 5.5 or IE 6.0 on Windows 2000 may cause the Add/Remove Programs tool to hang or misbehave?
Tip 4157. The Add/Remove Programs tool displays as multiple dialog boxes?
Tip 6032. The Windows 2000 Add/Remove Programs applet does NOT open?
tip 10045. Add/Remove Programs applet reports 'Object doesn't support this property or method'?

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