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Hi, I recently had to rebuild my system after a HD crash and now I'm not able to install Paint.net. I 've looked through the forum and tried a few of the suggestiosn, but I keep getting the following errors:


System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: MsiOpenDatabaseW (110)
   at PaintDotNet.Setup.Msi.ThrowIfFailed(UInt32 retVal, String message) in D:\src\pdn\pdn_3_5_11\src\SetupFrontEnd\Msi.cs:line 31
   at PaintDotNet.Setup.Msi.SetMsiTargetPlatform(String msiPath, ProcessorArchitecture architecture) in D:\src\pdn\pdn_3_5_11\src\SetupFrontEnd\Msi.cs:line 267
   at PaintDotNet.Setup.InstallingPage.<DoInstallation>d__21.MoveNext() in D:\src\pdn\pdn_3_5_11\src\SetupFrontEnd\InstallingPage.cs:line 1076
   at PaintDotNet.Threading.IterativeTask.IterativeTaskAnon.<OnExecute>d__0.MoveNext() in D:\src\pdn\pdn_3_5_11\src\Core\Threading\IterativeTask.cs:line 36
   at PaintDotNet.Threading.IterativeTask`1.<>c__DisplayClass1.<StepTask>b__0() in D:\src\pdn\pdn_3_5_11\src\Core\Threading\IterativeTask`1.cs:line 77


Any ideas as to what I need to fix to get the installation to work.



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I've moved this thread to the Troubleshooting section.


The "MsiOpenDatabaseW (110)" error is caused by over-eager antivirus that's blocking something Paint.NET does during installation (it's not a virus, I promise, it's just doing something relatively weird with the MSI file).


Disable your AV, do your install/update, then then re-enable AV. That should work.


What antivirus are you using, by the way?

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Confirm this is an AV problem. McAfee "real time scanning" was the culprit for me. Turning it off allowed PAINT.NET to install.


I did get a couple of pop-ups saying: "COM Surrogate has stopped working."  I don't know if that's related to the install, however.


This thread should be summarized with the initial post and included in Rick's install / troubleshooting thread, perhaps with the post about "Disable A/V software".  I don't think that generic admonition is sufficient.  The error message above is a pretty definitive problem signature - if I had seen it at the outset, it would have saved me 20 min of fumbling around the site (I finally searched for the string "IterativeTask" to get here.)

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Not a bad idea.  I added it to the first post in this thread.


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