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Registered: ‎06-17-2010
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Ordinal 278 (setup.exe) is missing

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06-17-2010 08:25 AM

Hi there,


I just downloaded the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 (trial version) into my computer, but when I try to open it appearts: The ordinal 278 could not be located in the dynamic link library msi.dll.  I would like to know how I can get started fising this and running the program.  Thanks.  Alberto

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Registered: ‎03-25-2010
Message 2 of 5 (2,039 Views)

Re: Ordinal 278 (setup.exe) is missing

06-20-2010 11:37 PM in reply to: albertom

Please re-install by adopting the below steps:

Full uninstallation :

Clean installation :


Aaron Hai
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Registered: ‎01-05-2011
Message 3 of 5 (1,579 Views)

Re: Ordinal 278 (setup.exe) is missing

01-05-2011 11:34 AM in reply to: albertom

I"m getting this error message as well and none of the AutoCAD LT has been installed on my PC partition. Using Parallels on a macintosh installing on Win XP. Please advise.


Thanks in advance,


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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-29-2011
Message 4 of 5 (893 Views)

Re: Ordinal 278 (setup.exe) is missing

11-29-2011 08:50 AM in reply to: FrisbeeK9

I'm installing Autodesk Inventor 2012 in paralelles desktop 7 with windows XP and I'm getting the same error. 


'Ordinal 278 is missing'


Can someone tell ma what to do?? 



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Registered: ‎05-10-2011
Message 5 of 5 (365 Views)

Re: Ordinal 278 (setup.exe) is missing

12-10-2012 12:48 PM in reply to: robin.coenen

This is no old install issue, I have the problem on a new clean windows xp install. Please advise better. 

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