Java Error 1723
INFORMATION AND CAUSES OF THE ERROR
‘Error 1723. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A DLL required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.’
Although the exact reasons for this error message are not known, it is possible - though unlikely - that there might be a problem with your Windows Installer package. This error code affects all Windows platform systems and all internet browsers.
HOW TO FIX IT
The Java error code 1723 can be solved by using any of the following methods:
At times while updating Java, you might encounter error #1723 stating that a required DLL file could not be run. This happens when you are trying to update to a Java version designed for another Microsoft Windows platform and not for the one you are using. For example, downloading an installation for a Windows 2000 system would render it useless and incompatible with a Windows XP or Vista system. Remember that Java 5.0 update 16 for Windows 2000 is NOT the same as Java 5.0 update 16 for Windows ME. If you have a high speed internet connection, it is recommended to download and use the offline version of the JRE installer.
Make sure that this error is not generated by Windows Installer by trying to install any other software or application that requires Windows Installer. If, this same error is generated when installing other applications, then it is most likely that you have a Windows installer problem and not a corrupt Java software. To reinstall the latest version of Windows Installer, do the following:
- Go to Control Panel and click on Administrative Tools, then double click on Computer Management.
If however, other applications that make use of the Windows Installer install successfully, then you will have to uninstall Java and redownload it from Java.com. To uninstall any older versions of Java, you can make use of JavaRA – a simple software that removes old, unnecessary and redundant versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Then go to the download section of Java.com and download the offline version of the JRE installer.
The primary focus in getting rid of the 1723 error is to first find out whether it is a Java or Windows Installer error and then proceed with the aforementioned procedures.
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