I have run into what seems to be not a unique problem ie uninstalling Microsoft Flight Sim X to try and clear a problem, did not uninstall totally and now wont install (error message 1722 followed by 1603). Cleared every FSX file I could find, no change. having applied various internet 'fixes' without success and in fact mucked it up a bit, it seems that this is a Microsoft Installer bug.
Restore and Recover processes not effective.
Decided the simple option was to reload XP from MESH Recovery Disk.
Run into 'Set Up did not find hard disk drives installed.... etc.'
The computer runs normally otherwise;
MESH AMD Athlon XP3000+
Motherboard- ASUS A7N8X-E
HDD Maxtor Y080M0 SCSI 80MB
Primary Master None
Expands to IDE HDD Auto Detection
Expands to IDE Primary Master Auto
All Disk data shows as 0
Primary Slave None
1st Boot CD ROM
2nd Boot HDD-0
I have tried some Forum fixes but usually they suggest changing BIOS setting (Phoenix Technologies 02/04/2004) that don't exist in my version.
This is my first Forum involvement, any help please.