error reading sldlext.dll while installing Expression Blend 3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm having lots of trouble installing Expression Blend 3 on Windows XP. In my latest attempts, I've tried to manually run Blend_en.msi using msiexec. I'm getting an error message saying "Error reading from file c:\Program Files\Microsoft Expression\Blend 3\sldlext.dll. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it." I have verified that this file does exist and I can view its properties.

    Any ideas on what could be wrong?

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:52 PM


  • This might have been a hardware problem. I had been trying to install from a CD without success. The installation worked after I downloaded an .iso file to my hard drive and installed using the .iso instead.
    • Marked as answer by lorali123 Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:29 PM
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:25 PM