msdnixp.exe corrupt ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've been struggling to get VS 2008 Express installed on WinXP SP2.  I repeatedly get Error 1935 + HRESULT: 0x80070020 at various stages of the install of C#, C++, VB, and related components.  I'm still collecting info on those failures and will post another topic shortly. 


    However, the other error that I've gotten seems pretty clear : "[02/03/08,22:53:08] MSDN Express Library for Visual Studio 2008: [2] Error unpackaging Y:\VCExpress\wcu\msdnexpress\msdnixp.exe: Corrupt cabinet".  I verified this by directly running msdnixp.exe off the DVD ; it throws up a "corrupt cab" message right away.

    Check MD5 of msdnixp.exe (file version = 9.0.21022.08) in the VS 2008 Express offline install .iso

    (VS2008ExpressENUX1397868.iso) :


    Check MD5 of msdnixp.exe (file version = 9.0.21022.08) downloaded from


    (http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/9/5/995f050f-3e12-4a37-9b38-bec3b3e899da/msdnixp.exe) :


    Seems unlikely that the .iso download was corrupted if the file structure within the .iso is intact.  Actually the

    msdnixp.exe files in each of the VC#, VB, VC++, and VWD directories of the .iso have the same MD5.  It's likely that the

    msdnixp.exe file was corrupt when the .iso was built.

    Unfourtunately, there is no MD5 check code listed for VS2008ExpressENUX1397868.iso at its download pages

    (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8219986 & http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/#webInstall).  Although, if the build was defective to begin with then the MD5 would not have helped the user know that.


    BTW, MD5 of VS2008ExpressENUX1397868.iso downloaded from the two sources (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8219986 & http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/#webInstall) is ecbcdd918194df9a091261e65fe7b6cd .

    18ddf8c6f2d94f5b5f76dc9f122e0a8a repectively.  MD5 of msdnixp.exe in each is identical.  So, more questions as to why the .iso has different MD5 result. 


    No warm fuzzys about this whole scenario.

    Monday, February 4, 2008 10:14 PM