How to Repair DATAINST.EXE (Free Download)

Last Updated: 02/02/2020
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The development of Microsoft Data Map by Microsoft prompted the latest creation of DATAINST.EXE. It is also known as a MapInfo Data Installer for Microsoft Data Map file (file extension EXE), which is classified as a type of Win32 EXE (Executable application) file.

DATAINST.EXE was initially released with Office 95 on 08/24/1995 for the Windows XP Operating System. This is not only most recent release from Microsoft, but it's the only version known in existence.

In this short article, you will discover detailed file information, steps for troubleshooting EXE file problems with DATAINST.EXE, and list of free downloads for every version that exists in our comprehensive file directory.

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File Overview

General Information
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: MapInfo Data Installer for Microsoft Data Map
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Microsoft
Software Program: Microsoft Data Map
Legal Copyright: Copyright © 1995, MapInfo Corporation, Troy, NY, all rights reserved
File Details
Character Set: Windows, Latin1
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0xc43d
Code Size: 158208

What are DATAINST.EXE Error Messages?

DATAINST.EXE Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are Office errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when DATAINST.EXE is attempted to be loaded either when Office is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using Office.

In most cases, DATAINST.EXE runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these DATAINST.EXE error messages mean that Office was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, Office will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common DATAINST.EXE errors include:

  • DATAINST.EXE - Bad Image.
  • DATAINST.EXE Application Error.
  • DATAINST.EXE could not be found.
  • DATAINST.EXE could not be installed.
  • DATAINST.EXE could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • DATAINST.EXE could not be started.
  • DATAINST.EXE failed to initialize properly.
  • DATAINST.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • DATAINST.EXE is not a valid Win32 application.
  • DATAINST.EXE is not running.
  • Cannot find DATAINST.EXE.
  • Error starting program: DATAINST.EXE.
  • Faulting Application Path: DATAINST.EXE.
  • The file DATAINST.EXE is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - DATAINST.EXE.
System Error

The program can’t start because DATAINST.EXE is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the DATAINST.EXE error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting DATAINST.EXE will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Microsoft Data Map. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Microsoft, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of DATAINST.EXE errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix DATAINST.EXE Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your DATAINST.EXE issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the DATAINST.EXE error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Office (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Office software.

You can uninstall Office software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Office 95 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Office software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Office 95

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Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many DATAINST.EXE error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the DATAINST.EXE error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your DATAINST.EXE File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate DATAINST.EXE file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free DATAINST.EXE files for every applicable version of Office. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download DATAINST.EXE Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Office folder location:
    Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Datamap\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows XP.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve DATAINST.EXE problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download DATAINST.EXE Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying DATAINST.EXE to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Office EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing DATAINST.EXE and all other EXE files for Office. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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CLVIEW.EXE Microsoft Office Help Viewer Microsoft Office Help Viewer (14.0.4750.1000) 211320 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\

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