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well i keep getting this error what does this mean do i have to reinstall?
What it says? 40 or 41? There are multiple type of 40's errors.
i keep getting 41
What is the exact error message you get? Error 41 isn't a helpful description

MyBB Internal Error
MyBB has experienced an internal error and cannot continue.

Error Type:
MyBB Error (41)
Error Message:
Your board has not yet been installed and configured. Please do so before attempting to browse it.
Please contact the MyBB Group for support.
it is exactly as it says you have uploaded the software correctly but not ran the install process.

try running the install process


Or, if you have actually had a forum in the past, you've somehow managed to delete your config.php file; don't reinstall, rebuild it with this: [wiki]Inc/config.php[/wiki]
(2011-12-14, 07:42 PM)hagz Wrote: [ -> ]it is exactly as it says you have uploaded the software correctly but not ran the install process.

try running the install process


I am upgrading from 1.6.8 to 1.6.10. Each time, I get the error 41. I follow the upgrade instructions as follows:
Unzip the release archive to your computer using an archive utility capable of decompressing the download format you chose (WinZip, WinRAR)
Using an ftp client (FlashFXP, FileZilla, SmartFTP), upload the contents of the 'Upload' directory to the directory in which you have a previous version of MyBB installed, with the exception of uploading of the following file:
In your browser, visit the URL where you installed your forums, appending /install/upgrade.php on to the end of it.

If you installed your forums to, then you would visit
Select the version of MyBB which you were previously running and click 'Next.' Follow the upgrade process through making sure each step is completed successfully before clicking 'Next' to continue with the next steps of the upgrade process.
Once the upgrade process has completed, please remove the install directory from your web server and follow any remaining instructions in the upgrade wizard, or in the announcement for the upgrade. This can include reverting selected templates to default.

I even deleted the settings.php in the upload folder and replaced it with the settings.php file from my current installation. Error 41 over and over.

I do not see a config.php file in my current installation. I can't imagine why it would be deleted (but the link in the post above mine doesn't take me to info on rebuilding the config.php file. Is that what I need to seek out? I do have inc/config.default.php but it's blank.
^ config.php file should be there in /inc folder of MyBB installation.
if it doesn't exist then forum doesn't connect to database. see more details about config.php file here

if above information doesn't help then please start a new thread and include your forum url
Found a config.php file in a backup from my CPanel. Thanks. Working just swell now.