While attempting to install or upgrade MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries), the error code 1603 is displayed.
Installation Failed: A fatal error occurred during installation.
Error 1603 during the installation can be quite a generic error code but may be related to an incomplete installation, an incomplete uninstall, improper deletion of applications or hardware. It might be worth checking the following Microsoft Knowledgebase Article for possible causes and solutions. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834484
It can also be caused if your computer is recovered from a virus or adware/spyware attack or by an improper shutdown of the computer. All the above actives may result in the deletion or corruption of the entries in the windows registry. This corrupted registry will lead to the missing and wrongly linked information and files needed for the proper working of the application.
One possible cause is Windows is awaiting a restart following a previous software installation, recent Windows Updates for instance. Reboot to ensure any previous installations are completed and restart the Bentley installation.
Uninstall the i-model ODBC Driver for Windows.
Try the following steps:
As an alternative a user can do a deployed installation and compare the downloaded files from the ones in the FAQ.
MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3) Deployment Guide