Windows Installer Corrupt

By ahanson
Sep 26, 2008
  1. Whenever i try to install programs on this PC it gives me a windows installer error and failes to install.
    I have managed to download and install the latest installer (it let me do this!!!) but still unable to install anything else.
    Do other programs always use windows installer?
    The main problem i have is trying to install Sage, but it is not a sage problem as i have been onto sage about it.
    Is there any way of resetting the windows installer and starting again.
    Any help would be appreciated. The OS is XP Pro.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. ahanson

    ahanson TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Kimsland, i will give it a go.
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

    or have a look at this

    How to Enable Windows Installer Logging in Windows XP

    Should, hopefully ,give you an idea of what's happening and what it's doing

    /************* EDIT *******************/
    And note switches v (verbose) tells u EVERYTHING
    - which can sometimes be too much! but know you have that option

    ! Flush output to log. Be sure and use this if you are getting crashes.
    Otherwise, youi may not be seeing all output prior to crash
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